Barcelona's win over Celtic created history for both sides

The 7-0 win is one of the biggest in Champions League history

BY Daniel Kelly 08:19 Wednesday 14 September 2016, 8:19 14 Sep 2016

Luis Suarez scores his side's sixth goal. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Tuesday's 7-0 win for Barcelona against Celtic made history for both sides.

Celtic suffered their heaviest ever defeat in Europe, beating the 6-1 loss the side suffered against Barcelona in December 2013. On that night, Neymar scored a hat-trick, just as Lionel Messi scored one on Tuesday night.

For Barcelona, the win is their biggest ever in the European Cup. They were one goal away from matching their European record. In the Cup Winner's Cup in 1982-83 they had an 8-0 home win over Apollon Limassol. 21-years later at the start of the 2003-04 season, Matador Puchev also lost 8-0 in the Camp Nou.

In the Champions League-era, only two teams have lost by a bigger margin than Celtic. In November 2007, Liverpool defeated Besiktas 8-0, with Real Madrid beating Malmo by the same score last season.

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