Lionel Messi substitution 'part of plan'

August 19, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

New Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said his surprise substitution of Leo Messi during Sunday’s 7-0 victory over Levante in the Primera Division opener was part of a plan to ensure that he manages his fitness during the season.

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