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Super-sub Messi inspires Barcelona victory

Barcelona thumped Getafe 4-1 last night.

Lionel Messi climbed off the bench to score twice while his fellow replacement David Villa was again on the mark as Barcelona continued their 100% start to the new Primera Division season with a 4-1 victory at Getafe.

Adriano capitalised on good work by Cesc Fabregas to notch a 32nd-minute opener before the visitors added three more goals in the final 16 minutes to seal their fourth win in four league outings.

Barca coach Tito Vilanova said: "We controlled the match from the beginning, that's important because we had a hard time here last year.

"It's good to know that we lost last season in Pamplona and Getafe, and this year we managed to win."

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