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Celtic 2 1 BarcelonaKris Commons deservedly picked up the man-of-the-match award in Celtic’s title clincher against  Inverness Caley Thistle but as career high’s go nothing compares with the night Celtic beat Barcelona.

In recent weeks the adaptable midfielder has been the main driving force as Celtic wrapped up the league title and reached the final of the Scottish Cup.

After spending the bulk of his career playing in the second tier of English football the Champions League must have seemed a million miles away until Neil Lennon signed his former Nottingham Forest team-mate for £300,000 in January 2011.

Last season’s title win gave Celtic a glimpse at the Champions League with the reality of beating Barcelona a memory to savour long after his playing days are over.

“When I think back to my highlight, I think of Barcelona,” he admitted looking back over the season so far. “Winning that game at Celtic Park, against the team that they had, was so good.

“I just think of the atmosphere that night, then magical moments when we enjoyed the celebrations.

“With the 125-year anniversary it was spectacular. I have plenty of memorabilia from that night and it’ll go down in history as one of my greatest nights.

“Did that run make up for having no Old Firm games? Yeah, I suppose. Old Firm games are exciting, home and away. not just for the players but the supporters with the TV and the build-up.

“We’ve missed out on those games but we’ve done more than enough in our European campaign to make up for it.”

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  • Jimbo102 says:

    Exactly what I like about Kris, he talks the way he plays with class and dignity.
    He’s had a smashing season and to highlight the Barcalona game I couldn’t agree with him more.
    Hail hail

  • keith says:

    Just ask what the barca stars thought of the atmosphere,they said it was like nothing they have ever experienced.
    In fact barca subs were on their mobiles before the players took to the field filming it says it all.
    A wonderful night had by all.


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