Barca maintains Champions League group lead following 1-1 draw with AC Milan

Johannesburg, Oct 23 (ANI): Barcelona has maintained their two-point lead at the top of their Group H in the Champions League after drawing 1-1 with AC Milan on Tuesday in San Siro.

The draw leaves Barcelona top on seven points with Milan in second on five while Celtic are third with three having beaten Ajax 2-1 also on Tuesday.

According to Sport24, although Barcelona started sluggishly into the game, the club's star Lionel Messi proved a thorn in Milan's side by levelling the ninth-minute opener by Milan's Robinho with a decisive goal in the 23rd minute, despite suffering from a thigh problem.

The Italian side has been hit with several injuries with striker Mario Balotelli starting on the bench due to a recent thigh problem, the report added. (ANI)

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