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Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2013 Spanish Super Cup: First leg draw overshadowed by Messi injury

David Villa punished his old team, but while Barcelona managed a draw, the real news was Lionel Messi's injury.

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Atletico remind us that Barca's core issues remain

While Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup first leg was a positive result for Barcelona, the overlying performance was riddled with the same issues that haunted the club last season.

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Messi injury overshadows 1-1 draw in Atleti

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona will both be fairly pleased with their first leg result in the Supercopa de España, but Lionel Messi's injury is all anyone will be talking about on Thursday.

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Lionel Messi injures left thigh

There's no word yet on the severity of the injury to Lionel Messi, but Barcelona should have more information on Thursday.

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David Villa scores a stunner

It's been a tough couple of injury-plagued years for David Villa, so Barcelona deemed him expendable. He scored 12 minutes into his first game against the Blaugrana.

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Spanish Super Cup, First Leg: Lineups

The first leg of the Spanish Super Cup is nearing kick-off at the Vicente Calderón Stadium and we've got lineups for Barca and Atletico.

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Atleti out to cause a Supercopa upset

David Villa will face his old club as Atletico Madrid look to sew the seeds for an upset over Barcelona in the Supercopa de España.

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