Celtic wins over Barcelona in history European Championships match

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has praised his team after their historic win over Barcelona in the European Champions league by 2-1.

"I think it was one of the greatest nights in the club's recent history,"he said. Rod Stewart, a huge Celtic fan who attended the game, was in tears afterwards.

He continued: "It was very poignant at our 125th anniversary, one to play Barcelona in such a prestigious game and two, to win the game under huge difficulties with the squad decimated by injuries and illness.

"The players are heroes, they are heroes to me, I can't speak highly enough of their performance tonight and they will go down in the history books of the club as the team who beat probably the best team in the world.

"Everyone goes on about tactics but football is about players and they have covered themselves in glory tonight."

Celtic fans now  fancy their  chances of reaching the knockout stages of the competition but Lennon is cautious.

The former Celtic skipper said: "We have a chance, that's all it has given us. A greater chance than maybe we expected before the game.

"But we still have two very tough games. The problem is the players and staff will have to deal with is that the expectation level will increase. There is still a lot of work to do but we have given ourselves a platform. But that's for the future, I want the players to enjoy the moment and take it all in."