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Champions League: Historic victory for Celtic and victories for Chelsea and Manchester United too after good night for British sides

 

Celtic recorded on of the biggest victories in their club's history after beating the best club side in the world Barcelona 2-1. Goals from Wanyama and 18 year old Tony Watt gave the Scottish side the win, with a Messi consolation in stoppage time not enough for the Spaniards.

It is a win that sees Celtic solidify their push to the knock out stages, now only two points behind Barca, who will no doubt be anxious to ensure they finish top in order to secure an easier draw.

But last night was Celtic's night, who predictably spent the majority of the game defending stoically against the Spanish giants, who couldn't find a way through, and were ultimately put to the sword against the run of play. 


Elsewhere, Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo branded his side's encounter with Shaktar Donnesk as a 'must win' game after he saw his side beaten in the opposing fixture two weeks ago.

It was a win which Chelsea scraped by the narrowest of margins, after having twice been pegged back by the dangerous looking Willian, after Torres and Oscar had twice put the home side ahead.

It wasn't until the 94th minute when substitute Victor Moses headed home the winner, levelling his side on points with Shaktar, who sit top of the table on goal difference. 

With Juventus only a point behind however, both sides will be looking at the Italian Champions as a big obstacle to overcome if they are both ensure qualification to the knockout stages.

Manchester United are now the only side with a 100% record in the competition, after they came from behind to win 3-1 at Braga, where the match was delayed for 12 minutes due to floodlight failure. 

The home side went ahead just after the break when Alan scored from the spot after Johnny Evans fouled in the box, and the floodlights went out soon after.

After the restart United seemed to be refreshed, and Van Persie equalised in the 80th minute, before Rooney took the lead for his side from the spot minutes later. It was left to Javier Heranadez to ensure victory in stoppage time, and garuntee that United are through to the knock out stages, and are the only British side to do so to date. 
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