Lionel Messi rescues Barcelona in Champions League

Milan and Barca were meeting in Europe's top competition for the seventh time in three seasons, so it was perhaps no surprise to see the teams cancel each other out.

updated: October 23, 2013 11:34 IST
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Lionel Messi (centre)Lionel Messi preserved Barcelona's unbeaten start to the Champions League by equalizing in a 1-1 draw at AC Milan while Arsenal's 100 percent record disappeared with a 2-1 home defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday's other marquee match.

Atletico Madrid made it three wins from three thanks to a double from in-form striker Diego Costa in a 3-0 victory at Austria Vienna, leaving the Spanish side on the brink of the last 16 already to continue its brilliant start to the season.

Chelsea claimed the performance of the night by crushing Schalke 3-0, with striker Fernando Torres also scoring twice to put the 2012 champions top of Group E.

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