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Messi bemoans Vilanova absence

May 16, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Leo Messi says Tito Vilanova's absence through illness affected Barcelona's campaign this term, but he is happy it has ended on a winning note.

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Barca recovered quickly from the shock of Pep Guardiola leaving last summer to led the Primera Division from start to finish this season, but performances suffered in the spring when head coach Vilanova was in New York receiving cancer treatment and assistant Jordi Roura sat on the Camp Nou ...

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