It was a straightforward night’s work for Barcelona as a Messi double sealed his side’s progression into the next round of the competition.
We look at the Barcelona player ratings:
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen – 6
Looked uncomfortable when Celtic pressed high early on and was fortunate to deny Moussa Dembele.
Sergi Roberto – 6
Struggled slightly when Forrest attacked him and picked up a yellow card.
Javier Mascherano – 8
Read the game superbly, and snuffed out any Celtic threat before it was able to materialise.
Gerard Pique – 7
It wasn’t the hardest nights work for the Spaniard, but he was masterful in every situation that he had to deal with.
Jordi Alba – 7
Always looked in control on the left flank. Defensively sound, and got forward well. Picked up a booking for a cynical trip on Sinclair.
Ivan Rakitic – 6
It wasn’t his most eye-catching game, but simply did what he had to do, and allowed the star men to take the game to Celtic
Sergio Busquets – 7
Dominated the midfield, despite an early warning from Scott Brown that he may be in for a tough evening.
Andre Gomes – 6
Was simply solid, and did the dirty work, but wasn’t the most inspiring performance.
Lionel Messi – 9
Man of The Match. Scored two and ran the show. It was yet another performance that got people talking because he was simply incredible.
Luis Suarez – 6
He worked hard, but his game lacked any decisive quality, and he missed two very easy chances. Did well to win the pen that led to Messi’s goal, however.
Neymar – 8
Such a wonderful player to watch on nights like these, as he ghosts past players as if they are not there. Picked up a cynical booking to free himself up for the last 16.