Neil Lennon hailed his Celtic "heroes" who wrote themselves into the history books with their momentous 2-1 Champions League victory over Barcelona at Parkhead.

The East End of Glasgow exploded as Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt scored leaving Lionel Messi's late strike a consolation and pop singer and Celtic fan Rod Stewart crying in the stands after the final whistle.

NEIL LENNON INTERVIEW

Hoops boss Lennon, though, could hardly suppress his joy, saying: "I think it was one of the greatest nights in the club's recent history."

TONY WATT & FRASER FORSTER INTERVIEWS

"It was very poignant at our 125th anniversary, one to play Barcelona in such a prestigious game and two, to win the game under huge difficulties with the squad decimated by injuries and illness."

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    Rod Stewart in the stands during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's fans hold a banner in the crowd

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    Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's keeper Fraser Forster and Barcelona's Lionel Messi

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    Barcelona's Lionel Messi stands dejected

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    Barcelona's Lionel Messi trudges off the pitch

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    Barcelona's Lionel Messi has the name of his new son stitched on his boots

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    Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew (left) and Mikael Lustig in action with Barcelona's Lionel Messi

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    Celtic's Victor Wanyama and Barcelona's Andres Iniesta (right) in action during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's Adam Matthews (right) and Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action

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    Gordon Strachan during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's Victor Wanyama (centre left) scores during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's Kris Commons and Barcelona's Andres Iniesta (right) in action during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's Tony Watt (second right) celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's Tony Watt celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's Fraser Forster celebrates during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's manager Neil Lennon celebrates at the final whistle with Efe Ambrose

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    Celtic's manager Neil Lennon celebrates at the final whistle

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    Celtic's manager Neil Lennon celebrates at the final whistle

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    Celtic's Neil Lennon celebrates defeating Barcelona following the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

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    Celtic's manager Neil Lennon stands shocked at the final whistle

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    Celtic's manager Neil Lennon celebrates at the final whistle

Celtic now boast seven points from four games and travel to Benfica before hosting Spartak Moscow in their final group fixture. Benfica have four points following their home win over Spartak Moscow, who are bottom of the group with three points.