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Lionel Messi will play at Real Betis

December 8, 2012
By The Associated Press
BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona's Lionel Messi has recovered from a knee injury and will attempt to surpass Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for most goals in a calendar year when Barcelona plays Real Betis.

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova included Messi in his squad for the Spanish league match at Betis on Sunday, saying the forward will play barring a setback.

"(Messi) feels fine, he isn't bothered (by the knee)," Vilanova said Saturday. "If he is traveling, it's because he's ...

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