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By Julian Taylor

Barcelona ended Celtic's formidable home European record with a deserved, hard-fought win in Glasgow.

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink put Celtic in front in 15 minutes with a powerful header only for Lionel Messi to clip home an equaliser three minutes later.

Barry Robson burst forward to loop a header over Victor Valdes to give battling Celtic an interval lead.

Barca levelled through Thierry Henry, before dominating the second half, and Messi tucked in a 79th minute winner.

Celtic - who had won their last three Champions League home matches - included Paul Caddis and Robson for their Champions League debuts.

Caddis appeared in place of the cup-tied Andreas Hinkel, while Robson replaced the suspended Scott Brown in midfield.

Paul Hartley was also included in the starting line-up at the expense of Massimo Donati.

Ronaldinho and Messi both started for Barcelona and Samuel Eto'o was named among the substitutes.

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