Scott Brown has highlighted the importance of Celtic coming out with a positive result in their next Champions League game against Manchester City later in the month.

The Scottish champions’ return to the group stages of the Champions League was a forgettable affair as they were thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona last night.

A Lionel Messi brace put the Spanish giants 2-0 up by the 27th minute at the Camp Nou before Neymar increased the home team’s lead after the break.

Andres Iniesta then added his name to the scoresheet in the 59th minute, with Messi completing his hat-trick shortly afterwards.

Luis Suarez then netted twice late in the game to add to the woes of Brendan Rodgers and his men.


And Brown, who urged Celtic to bounce back from the heavy loss, thinks his side can claim a positive result against Manchester City at Paradise on 28th September.

"We need to bounce back”, he was quoted as saying by the BBC.

"We need to try and get something.

"We know at Celtic Park, with our fans, anything can happen."

Celtic, who are currently atop the Scottish Premiership table with 12 points from four games, will next play Inverness CT on Sunday.