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7th Nov, 2017 | 10:59am

'Live my dream' - Former Hoops hero hails Celtic for giving him a chance (not Larsson)

By John Reid

Former Celtic striker Tony Watt has taken to Twitter to salute Celtic as they celebrate the 130th anniversary of their formation and the fifth anniversary of a famous victory over Barcelona.

Watt, the hero of Celtic’s 2-1 win over Barcelona at Celtic Park in 2012 as he scored the second goal, praised the Celtic park club for ‘letting me live my dream’.

Watt’s goal in the closing stages of the game helped Celtic to one of their most memorable wins in recent years.

The Hoops took the lead in the game thanks to a headed goal from Victor Wanyama – now with Spurs.

After soaking up all manner of Barca pressure and with Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster – now with Southampton – in imperious form – Watt’s goal on the break put the game beyond the Catalan side, despite a late consolation goal from Lionel Messi.

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Watt’s career has stalled since his days with the Bhoys, having brief spells at the likes of Hearts and Blackburn, and a slightly longer spell with Charlton. He currently plays for Belgian side OH Leuven.

Celtic made more history this week, breaking their own 100 year old British record of domestic games without defeat, the 63rd victory coming in a 4-0 victory over St Johnstone.

In other Celtic news, a Celtic youngster has been named as one of the 100 best teenage talents in the world.

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