09 November 2012 15:03 | By Esther Tan, xinmsn Sports
Persons of the Week: Celtic

Our POTW feature has gone plural this time, featuring Champions League's giant-killers this week, Scottish team Celtic FC

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Adding to the joy and celebrations of the team's 125th birthday, Celtic marked a night to remember with their glorious Champions League group win on home ground over Barcelona earlier this week. Their deserved victory was also Barcelona's first loss in three years in the group stage.

For their first meeting at the Nou Camp, the Scots narrowly lost 1-2 despite some brave resistance.

This week at Celtic Park, they held firm as an organized and compact outfit and attempted a reversal. They quickly took the lead when Victor Wanyama headed them ahead in the 21st minute.

Arguably the star of the game, Celtic's goalkeeper Fraser Forster was in exceptional form on Wednesday night. Apart from Barcelona's late consolation, Forster made several important saves to keep out efforts from Alexis Sanchez and Lionel Messi.

It was the young Tony Watt who eventually increased Celtic's lead with a second goal. The 18-year-old controlled a long ball from Forster netted the 83rd-minute winner past Victor Valdes.

"It is one of the proudest nights of my career," the Celtic manager Neil Lennon said. "It was just a monumental effort from all these players tonight."

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