Messi in­jured in Barcelona 0-0 tie

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS - Com­piled from wire re­ports

Three-time FIFA Player of the Year Lionel Messi, gri­mac­ing in pain, was taken off the field on a cart with bone bruise to his left knee as Barcelona was held to a 0-0 tie by Benfica in a Cham­pi­ons League match on Wed­nes­day night.

In other ac­tion, Ju­ven­tus elim­i­nated Chelsea 1-0, while Galatasaray and Celtic also qual­i­fied for the last 16 af­ter the fi­nal round of group matches. Galatasaray beat Braga 2-1 to fin­ish ahead of CFR Cluj, which won 1-0 at be­low­strength Manch­ester United. Celtic topped Spar­tak Moscow 2-1 to oust Benfica.

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