Lionel Messi blames fitness for drought

November 4, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

Concerns continue over the physical condition of Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, whose goalless run has now stretched to four Primera Division games -- his longest barren spell in over two years.

Messi was again subdued in Friday's 1-0 win over Espanyol at the Camp Nou, once more being outshone by new blaugrana attacker Neymar and the reborn Alexis Sanchez.

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