Meanwhile, Javier Hernández netted twice for Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men came from behind to seal a 3-2 victory over Braga at Old Trafford, while Chelsea lost 2-1 in Donetsk.
Here are some of the Tweets from the professionals on a busy night of European football.
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) cannot believe a crazy start: “Yikes! Both Manchester United and Chelsea are behind. All very predictable so far. Celtic have gone one up in Barcelona.”
Everton’s Shane Duffy ([email protected]) is stunned as United fall 2-0 behind at Old Trafford: “United wow! What are you doing?”
Former Bradford manager Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) gets to use his favourite catchphrase: “Javier Hernández with a goal back, it’s 1-2 game on! Celtic fighting like Beavers over in Barca!”
Ex-Aston Villa star Ian Taylor ([email protected]) hails Andrés Iniesta’s leveller against Celtic: “Just in to see the #Barca goal against #Celtic! I was in shock with the score line but then #Iniesta does that! #pureclass”
While Swansea winger Wayne Routledge (@WayneRoutledge) was also impressed: “Just so you know that goal, was unreal… #SensibleSoccer #Unstoppable #FCB”
Ex-Southampton man Jason Euell ([email protected]) praises Tom Cleverley for setting up Hernández’s winner: “Tom Cleverly’s cross for United’s winner. Whippage = #Tekkers!”
Ajax striker Ryan Babel ([email protected]) is optimistic for Celtic: “Celtic for the winner? What do you think? #BarCelt”
However, ex Rangers winger Vladimir Weiss (@VladiW7) enjoys seeing Jordi Alba’s winner: “Hahahahahahahaha off you pop:) Have a good trip home:)#barcavsceltic”
Ex-Liverpool striker Stan Collymore ([email protected]) praises Celtic for their effort: “Unlucky Celtic. Credit to the club, their fans and country tonight. Super effort.”
Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given (@No1shaygiven) hails Fraiser Forster’s display: “That was a kick in the teeth for everyone connected with @celticfc. Gutted for them all. @FraseForster was on fire as well. #GreatSaves”
Former Celtic striker John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) backs up Given: “What a brilliant effort from Celtic tonight, to a man, they gave everything.. Really cruel on them..”
Ireland international James McCarthy ([email protected]_4) is disappointed for the Hoops: “Gutted for Celtic, so unlucky!”
Finally, Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fàbregas ([email protected]) admits it was a tough test: “It’s been painful! Until the last minute we were breathless… this victory is very important for us!!!”
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