While FC Barcelona were busy making it six points out of six from their first two Champions League outings, the other two teams in the group were involved in an absolute corker of a game In Glasgow. Celtic went ahead three times, and although Man City found a response to each of those goals, they were unable to maintain Pep Guardiola’s 100 per cent winning record since taking charge.
It means that Barça now top the group with the maximum points, while Man City are second with four ahead of their visit to the Catalan capital on October 19. Celtic have their first point in the bag while Borussia Mönchengladbach have yet to get off the mark.
It was a night of redemption for the Scots after their 7-0 hammering at the Camp Nou. Frenchman Moussa Dembélé chested them into the lead after just three minutes, but Fernandinho soon stole one back at the other end for sky blues (albeit wearing a stripy blend of orange and blue this evening).
Roared on by the typically vociferous crowd at Parkhead, Celtic went back in front when a Kieran Tierney strike was deflected in off Raheem Sterling. But the England international redeemed himself moments later by converting a David Silva assist to get things back to all-square at 2-2.
The second half started just like the first, with Dembélé scoring for Celtic. Once again City struck back, this time through former Barça man Nolito, who pounced on the rebound after Kun Agüero’s shot was blocked.
Each time City equalised, there was the threat of more goals to come. But Brendan Rodger’s well-organised Hoops held firm to do what no English side has managed to this season – take a point off Man City. It was a draw that the green-and-white half of Glasgow celebrated like a victory.