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Winning start pleases ambitious Messi

20 August 2012 09:24

Lionel Messi says he is happy with Barcelona's 5-1 win over Real Sociedad in Sunday's La Liga opener at Camp Nou.

The Argentine netted two goals to get the Catalan club off to a winning start, and Messi is full of ambition for the remainder of the 2012/13 campaign.

"We're a team that wants to keep on winning important titles for the club. I want to win it all, just like (coach) Tito (Vilanova). It will be difficult, but we'll try. It's important to start off winning," Messi told Barca TV.

"Despite having a new manager, the team continues to play with the same philosophy. We're playing with the same style of play."

The Argentina international then looked ahead to the Spanish Supercopa tie versus Real Madrid, and expects two complicated matches.

"It will be a complicated match because they are an experienced rival," he said.

"The key to success is that all players actively participate so that we can score goals."

The first leg of the Supercopa takes place at Barca's Camp Nou home on Thursday.

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Competition
Primera División
Date
19 August 2012
Game week
1
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
4 - 1
Full-time
5 - 1
Venue
Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Attendance
57721

Goals

Puyol 4'
(assist by Xavi) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
9' G. Castro
 (assist by Illarramendi)
L. Messi 11'
(assist by Pedro) 
2 - 1
L. Messi 16'
(assist by Tello) 
3 - 1
Pedro 41'
(assist by Tello) 
4 - 1
David Villa 84'
(assist by Iniesta) 
5 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
5 4'
2
18
14 39'
4
6
16
10 11' 16'
17 41'
37
Coach: Tito Vilanova

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
3
8
7 84' 84'
9
13
21
28
# Player Bookings
11
20
23
13
14
19
9

Saturday 20 December

Friday 19 December

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Thursday 18 December

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 15 +42 39
2 15 +29 35
3 15 +14 32
4 15 +8 30
5 15 +15 28

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