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Barcelona star Lionel Messi: Beating Real Madrid will give us important advantage

Barcelona star Lionel Messi admits the El Clasico at Real Madrid could be decisive.

Messi says victory will be a huge advantage for Barca in the title race.

"It would be important to win for what it means, it's always a special game," Messi said.

"Real Madrid, their stadium... winning is an important advantage.

"There would still be a lot of league games left, but it would be nice to be able to end the year with a victory and spend a happy Christmas."

At a gala in Barcelona, Leo Messi picked up both the Pichchi and Di Stefano awards last night.

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