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Messi: Barca loss was inevitable

January 20, 2013
By ESPN staff
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has played down his side's 3-2 loss at Real Sociedad - their first defeat of the La Liga season - insisting it will provide added motivation for Thursday's Copa del Rey trip to Malaga.

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Messi opened the scoring for Barcelona in the seventh minute, before Pedro doubled the advantage less than 20 minutes later.

But a Gonzalo Castro brace and ...

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