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Messi dismisses talk of tension with Villa

November 1, 2012
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Lionel Messi has played down speculation that he and Barcelona team-mate David Villa do not get on.

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Some in the Spanish press had cited an on-pitch discussion between the pair during a game against Granada earlier this season as evidence of tension in their relationship, speculating that Villa was unhappy with his secondary role behind Messi in the Barcelona attack.

However, Messi said in an interview in Thursday's ...

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