Virgil van Dijk has dealt with Barcelona before (VIDEO)

Virgil van Dijk turned out for Scottish giants Celtic in the Champions League in an earlier life, and Barcelona was one of his opponents.

The defender had to deal with Neymar, Andres Iniesta and Alexis Sanchez on the night – benefiting from Lionel Messi’s absence.

A video has emerged of van Dijk’s impressive performance on the night.

The £75million man played his part in what could have been an outstanding 0-0 stalemate, but Cesc Fabregas headed the Catalans into the lead just before the 80th minute.

Have a watch: