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Messi shines but Neymar hurt in Barca's Copa victory

Updated: 2014-01-18 08:02
By Agence France-Presse in Madrid ( China Daily)

Lionel Messi scored twice, including one brilliant individual effort, in his first start of the year as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-0 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie to progress 6-0 on aggregate.

However, it was far from a perfect evening for the Catalans on Thursday as Neymar had to be carried from the field after suffering a nasty looking right ankle sprain midway through the first half.

Barca boss Gerardo Martino, though, played down fears that the Brazilian could be sidelined for a significant period of time.

Messi shines but Neymar hurt in Barca's Copa victory

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