Champions League

Barcelona snatch late win

2012-10-23 23:02
Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba (AP)

Barcelona - Jordi Alba scored with almost the last kick of the match as Barcelona snatched a stirring 2-1 comeback win at home to a battling Celtic in Champions League Group G action on Tuesday.

The Scottish champions, who had never won in Spain in 12 previous attempts, took a shock 18th-minute lead at the Nou Camp through Giorgos Samaras when the Greek striker's header spun into the net off Javier Mascherano.

Barca dominated possession but were struggling to penetrate the massed Celtic ranks until Andres Iniesta combined with Xavi and squeezed a shot just inside Fraser Forster's post in the 45th minute.

The favourites pressed as Celtic tired in the second half and after Forster twice denied Lionel Messi and David Villa hit the frame of the goal, fullback Alba popped up at the far post in the 94th minute to deflect Adriano's cross over the line.

Tuesday's Champions League results:

Group E

At Copenhagen

Nordsjaelland (DEN) 1 (Beckmann 50) Juventus (ITA) 1 (Vucinic 81)

At Donetsk, Ukraine

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 2 (Alex 3, Fernandinho 52) Chelsea (ENG) 1 (Oscar 88)

Group F

At Borisov, Belarus

BATE Borisov (BLR) 0 Valencia (ESP) 3 (Soldado 45+1-pen, 55, 69)

At Lille, France

Lille (FRA) 0 Bayern Munich (GER) 1 (Mueller 20-pen)

Group G

At Barcelona

Barcelona (ESP) 2 (Iniesta 45, Alba 90+4) Celtic (SCO) 1 (Samaras 18)

At Moscow

Spartak Moscow (RUS) 2 (Carioca 3, Jardel 43-og) Benfica (POR) 1 (Lima 33)

Group H

At Istanbul

Galatasaray (TUR) 1 (B. Yilmaz 77) Cluj (ROM) 1 (Nounkeu 19-o.g.)

At Manchester, England

Manchester United (ENG) 3 (Chicharito 25, 75, Evans 62) Braga (POR) 2 (Alan 2, 20)

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