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Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona send Celtic crashing out of Europe

Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action

Celtic should not feel shamed by falling victim to a Barcelona team inspired by Lionel Messi. More disappointing for Brendan Rodgers than this result in isolation, one assumes, is the fact elimination from Europe was simultaneously confirmed. Celtic’s manager must continue his rebuilding process when engaged only in domestic pursuits, with even the Europa League denied to his side.