Fraser Forster and Victor Wanyama have been named in Uefa’s team of the week for matchday four of the Champions League.
Forster was again in fantastic form as he held Barcelona at bay until a stoppage time strike from Lionel Messi denied him a clean sheet.
Wanyama proved that he’s much more than a defensive enforcer with a well directed header past Victor Valdes to put Celtic ahead in the first half.
The UEFA video for the award says: “For the second matchday running Fraser Forster earns his place in the side after making a number of excellent saves as Celtic completed a famous win over Barcelona.”
It added, placing Wanyama in centre midfield: “With goalscorers making up the midfield Celtic’s Victor Wanyama is selected alongside Oscar of Chelsea.”
Probably for the first time ever there were no Barcelona players in the side.
After the victory Celtic boss Neil Lennon said: “I think it was one of the greatest nights in the club’s recent history.
“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.”
UEFA TEAM OF THE WEEK: Forster (Celtic): Torrosidis (Olympiakos), Schmelzer (Dortmund), Pepe (Real Madrid), Lamb (Bayern Munich: de Jong (Ajax), Wanyama (Celtic), Oscar (Chelsea), William (Shakhtar): Burak Yilmaz (Galatasaray), Pizarro (Bayern Munich)
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