Super Hoops 1-3 for last 16 after stunning Barca

CELTIC pulled off an amazing Champions League shock last night as goals from midfielder Victor Wanyama and teenage striker Tony Watt sealed a 2-1 victory over Barcelona in Glasgow.

Neil Lennon's men, who came so close to holding the Spanish giants at Camp Nou two weeks ago, landed odds of 19-2 at home, surviving a late Lionel Messi goal to take all three points.

Barcelona stay top of Group G but Lennon's men are second on seven points and Hills make them 1-3 to qualify for the last 16.

They are three points clear of nearest rivals Benfica, who beat Spartak Moscow 2-0 last night, and travel to Portugal in a fortnight.

Barca are still 5-2 favourites for the Champions League with Celtic available to back at 200-1.

The other two matches involving British clubs also produced plenty of excitement as Chelsea and Manchester United rewarded those who kept faith by landing huge in-play odds.

Defending champions Chelsea snatched a crucial 3-2 win over Shakhtar Donetsk at Stamford Bridge thanks to a 94th-minute winner from substitute Victor Moses just as they had hit 60 in-play on Betfair.

Qualification still isn't a done deal for the Blues, though they can fall back on a home clash with Nordjaelland on matchday six following their forthcoming trip to Juventus, who beat the minnows 4-0 last night.

Chelsea are 1-3 to progress with Hills and 16-1 to retain their European crown.

Manchester United required three goals in the last ten minutes from Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez to claim a 3-1 win at Braga.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side were 33-1 to turn the match around as they trailed to Alan's penalty early in the second half, but they were rejuvenated after a delay in the second half due to floodlight failure.

United became the first of the British sides to qualify for the last 16 after a fourth win from four matches and are 10-1 to reclaim the trophy they last won in 2008.

Bet365's Steve Freeth said it was a bad night for his firm. "Celtic were a good result on the coupon," he said, "but they didn't go unbacked in singles and we've finished well behind with no draws."

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