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Xavi backing Barcelona pal Messi to outshine Real Madrid's Ronaldo in Copa Clasico

Xavi is backing Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi to be the "difference" in their Copa tie at Real Madrid.

The spotlight will again be on Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo tomorrow night at the Bernabeu.

"Leo will always make the difference. He's usually a decisive player and he's someone who grows with these games and likes playing in these games," declared Xavi.

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