Dec 11, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
6-1
Celtic
Pique (7'), Pedro (40'), Neymar (45', 48', 57'), Tello (72')
Roberto (41')
FT(HT: 3-0)
Samaras (88')
Brown (40'), Matthews (69')

Neymar: 'I've left my mark on Barcelona'

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior kisses a ball after scoring a hat-trick during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match against Celtic on December 11, 2013
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Neymar claims to have left his mark on Barcelona after bagging a 13-minute hat-trick in the 6-1 victory over Celtic in the Champions League tonight.

Neymar has claimed that he has made his mark at Barcelona after hitting a 13-minute hat-trick which inspired the Catalans to a 6-1 demolition of Celtic at Camp Nou tonight.

The Brazil international trebled the team's advantage on the stroke of half time after Gerard Pique and Pedro had fired the hosts into the lead, before bagging a further two goals to register his first strikes in Europe's premier competition.

Gerardo Martino's men had slumped to back-to-back defeats against Ajax and Atletic Bilbao in recent fixtures, and Neymar is thrilled that his contribution helped provide the tonic to those losses.

Speaking to Marca, the 21-year-old said: "I'm very happy - not only for the three goals in the Champions League, but also for the team's win.

"I did not feel the pressure, but I wanted to make my mark. The important thing is we were able to overcome those two losses and now we must change our mindset to think about La Liga. "

Christian Tello added gloss to the scoreline later on, before Georgios Samaras hit a consolation in the dying stages.

Consequently, Barca finish up as Group H winners, with AC Milan finishing second ahead of Monday's draw for the last-16 stage in Nyon.

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior kisses a ball after scoring a hat-trick during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match against Celtic on December 11, 2013
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