Kolo Toure narrowly avoids hilarious own goal in Celtic's defeat to Barcelona

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With Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar leading Barcelona's attack, the Spanish giants boast arguably the best attacking talent on the planet. The trio have netted 13 goals already this season and their goalscoring form is showing no signs of slowing.

Barcelona began their Champions League campaign with a more than convincing 7-0 group stage victory over Celtic, with the MSN all scoring - with Messi bagging hat-trick after opening the scoring in the third minute.

The Scottish outfit didn't stand a chance of taking anything from the Catalans at the Camp Nou, despite Moussa Dembele having the perfect chance to draw the visitors level from the penalty spot. And Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has since admitted is was the opportunity to turn the tie around, after conceding early on.


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However, even in the unlikely event that the MSN had been unable to score, Celtic defender Kolo Toure - who arrived at Celtic Park after leaving Liverpool this summer - came close to gifting Barcelona a goal.

A rather tame ball was heading towards Suarez for a simple tap in, however, in Toure's attempts to stop the Uruguayan from adding to his tally, the Ivorian's outstretched leg inadvertently caused the ball to strike the post.

But while the incident was to the amusement of everyone, except Celtic fans, Rodgers will certainly have things to consider before Barcelona head to Glasgow on November 23.

It's not the first time Toure has been caught out at the back, and with Neymar, Messi and Suarez's form showing no signs of slowing in front of goal, Rodgers decision for the reverse could be interesting.

Nonetheless, the Spanish club were unstoppable on Tuesday evening and made a fantastic response to their shock 2-1 home defeat to Alaves at the weekend, and are well on course to try and wrench the Champions League crown from the bitter rivals Real Madrid's grasp.

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