Barcelona’s lethal MSN – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar – dissected Celtic 7-0 while a deluge washed out Pep Guardiola’s eagerly awaited first Champions League game in charge of Manchester City on Tuesday.
There was no rain but there was a flood of goals at the Camp Nou, where a sparkling Messi hat-trick with four assists and a goal from Neymar, Andres Iniesta and a Suarez brace humiliated Celtic.
“There can be no embarrassment because they do that to better teams than ourselves,” said Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.
“They are special players. It is a front three that can occupy as many players as you want.”
Suarez, reunited with Messi and Neymar for the first time this season, told TV3: “It has been many games since we have been able to enjoy being on the pitch together and today we did.”
Celtic will have to shrug off this worst ever European defeat as their next Group C outing is at home to City.