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Messi likely to feature against Cordoba

January 9, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi should feature in Barcelona's Copa del Rey last 16 second-leg tie at home to Cordoba on Thursday, although coach Tito Vilanova will miss the game as he travels to New York for medical tests.

• Blog: Messi golden again

With Barca already 2-0 up from last month's first leg at Cordoba, regulars Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Pedro Rodriguez have not been included in the match-day squad. Messi, though, is in, ...

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