Dongou scores a hat-trick / PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB

Barça's U19 squad finishes top of the group / PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB

The side from the green and white half of Glasgow were soundly defeated on Thursday evening by a rampant Barça U19 team. 5-1 it ended, with the two early goals being added to in the second half by Dongou, who completed a hat-trick, and Sandro, with Watt grabbing a consolation goal for the Scots. The U19s now have home advantage for their quarter final clash with either Ajax or Aston Villa.

Two goals in five minutes

They got off to the perfect start with a masterpiece of a goal from Gabarrón, an unstoppable half-volley from the edge of the area that left Celtic keeper Thomson with no chance. Moments later and Dongou headed home after a number of defensive clearances went wrong for Celtic. The game had barely started and Barça were already well in command.

Celtic tried to push their way back into it, and Bañuz made a couple of decent saves, while Barça reverted to their typical waiting game, with no further reward before the break.

Dongou hits three

Cameroonian striker Dongou came into his own in the second half. He finished off a counter attack to make it 3-0 and sent home a delightful left-footed strike to make it 4-0, just moments after another of his attempts had hit the post.

Sandro rounded off the win with a goal fifteen minutes from time, latching onto a wonderful through ball from Quintillà, while there was time for the Celts to give the group of local Scottish and Irish residents that had come along to watch something to cheer about with a late consolation goal from Watt.

Match stats

Barcelona U19, 5
Glasgow Celtic U19, 1

Barcelona U19: Bañuz, Edu, Bagnack, Ayala (Oliván), Grimaldo, Patricio Gabarrón, Samper, Quintillà (Quesada), Sandro, Miguel Ángel (Babunski) and Dongou

Glasgow Celtic U19: Thomson, Miller, Slaners, Fraser, Toshney, Kidd, Herron (Patrick), Filip, Twarvzik, Watt, Mc Gregor and George

Goals: 1-0, Gabarrón (min 3); 2-0, Dongou (min 5); 3-0, Dongou (min 55); 4-0, Dongou (min 58); 5-0, Sandro (min 74); 5-1, Watt (min 75)

Referee: Abraham Martínez Sáez

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