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Video: Lionel Messi the difference in Barcelona-Atletico clash

The Argentina international scored the only goal in a 1-0 home win for the Blaugrana in last night’s Copa del Rey clash.

Lionel Messi continued his excellent run of goalscoring form this year by netting the only goal of the game in last night’s 1-0 Barcelona win over Atletico Madrid.

The Argentina international settled the Copa del Rey clash in the Catalan outfit’s favour in the 85th minute, converting the rebound of a missed penalty as can be seen below.

Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak made an excellent save from the four-times Ballon d’Or winner’s first effort but Messi was quick to react and slotted home the rebound.

The South American attacker netted a hat-trick against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday and has now scored in four straight matches.

After last night’s strike Messi now has seven goals in four starts in 2015, as he looks to regain the Ballon d’Or from rival Cristiano Ronaldo this year.

The return leg of the Copa del Rey clash with Atletico will be played at the Estadio Vicente Calderon next Wednesday night.

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