Messi sidelined

MADRID: FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi could be out of action for three weeks after injuring his right thigh during his team’s Champions League game with Chelsea.

Messi left the field in the 23rd minute of Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Camp Nou stadium which secured Barcelona a 3-2 aggregate victory and a place in the quarterfinals. The Argentine teenager is believed to have torn a thigh muscle and will undergo tests on Wednesday to determine the extent of his injury. — AP