The last time Celtic went to Barcelona in the Champions League, they came away with a 6-1 hammering.
If they thought for a second that their return to the Camp Nou might go even a little bit better for them, they were in for a rude awakening.
A Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona side completely tore Celtic apart, laying waste to Brendan Rodgers’ side and winning 7-0 in the end.
The Argentine legend scored a hat-trick, with further goals coming from Ivan Rakitic and Andres Iniesta, and two from Rodgers’ former player Luis Suárez.
Social media tried its best to be sympathetic to Celtic’s plight but ultimately could only marvel at a home performance worthy of one of the greatest sides ever assembled.
— Matt Purdy (@MattPurdy100) September 13, 2016
Getting to that point where even KOLO can’t save Celtic #BarcaCeltic
— Pete Wylie is WAH! (@petewylie) September 13, 2016
@paddyb_ireland didn’t realise Celtic and Barcelona were playing cricket tonight mate
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) September 13, 2016
Brenden Rodgers needs to change something here, they look like they could get beat #BarcaCeltic
— Rich Stone (@richstone99) September 13, 2016
— Tony Mchugh (@runcorncelt) September 13, 2016
That noise you can hear in Glasgow tonight is Rangers fans finally coming out of hiding.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 13, 2016
Excuse me Count. Can you tell me how many goals Barcelona scored against Celtic tonight? pic.twitter.com/GdlCV0dLuY
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) September 13, 2016
Too easy to say Barcelona simply too good. Some harsh lessons to be learned defensively for Celtic.
— Grant Russell (@STVGrant) September 13, 2016
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) September 13, 2016
At least the weather was good and the beer was cold ??
— Celtic Rock & Roars (@CelticRockRoars) September 13, 2016
Regardless of opposition, to go from a 5-1 win to a 7-0 defeat in 3 days is an absolute shocker for Celtic.
— George Riley ? (@georgeyboy) September 13, 2016
I’d 7-0 to be a Celtic fan rn
— mmmns (@Danny_McMoomins) September 13, 2016
The defeat, incidentally, was Celtic’s heaviest ever loss in Europe.