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Messi's brace helps Barcelona send Celtic crashing out of Europe

Updated: Nov 24, 2016 10:55 IST

London [UK], Nov. 24 (ANI): Star striker Lionel Messi scored twice as Celtic were eliminated from European competition as Barcelona won 2-0 against the Scottish champions to secure top spot in Champions League Group C.

Messi struck the opener from Neymar's sumptuous pass in the 24th minute of the match while he scored the second goal off a penalty in the 55th minute, reports the Guardian.

Barcelona will qualify for the Champions League last 16 as group winners.

"This was a very difficult section," said Luis Enrique, Barcelona coach.

"It is great to come first with a game to spare," he added.

Celtic remain on two points, having lost twice to Barcalona and at home to Gladbach.(ANI)