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Trashorras: Iniesta, Xavi behind Messi success

27 October 2012 14:07

Rayo Vallecano's Roberto Trashorras feels Lionel Messi should thank Barcelona team-mates Andres Iniesta and Xavi for his phenomenal success.

Messi is seen by many as the best player around, but Trashorras, who came through the ranks of the Barca youth academy, feels his success is largely down to Spain's international duo at the Catalan powerhouse.

"Without Xavi and Iniesta, Messi would not be the player that he is now," Trashorras told Ser Esports.

The 31-year-old is eagerly anticipating Saturday's game against his former team, and is in particular looking forward to seeing Iniesta and Victor Valdes.

"It is always special to play against guys with whom you have played with in your younger years," he said.

"I still have a good relationship with Victor Valdes and Iniesta."

Trashorras left Barcelona for Real Madrid in 2003, and also wore the jerseys of Numancia, Las Palmas and Celta Vigo before eventually joining Rayo in 2011.

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Competition
Primera División
Date
27 October 2012
Game week
9
Kick-off
22:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
0 - 5

Goals

0 - 1
20' David Villa
 (assist by Fàbregas)
0 - 2
48' L. Messi
 (assist by Martín Montoya)
0 - 3
79' Xavi
 (assist by Jordi Alba)
0 - 4
80' Fàbregas
 (assist by Pedro)
0 - 5
89' L. Messi
 (assist by Fàbregas)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
6 27'
3
2
16 70'
18
10
9 39'
11 71'
23 26'
29
Coach: Paco Jémez
# Player Bookings
1
21
18 5'
19
4 80'
6 79'
25
16
10 48' 89'
7 20'
17
Coach: Tito Vilanova

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
9
15
12
2
8
13
37

Monday 21 April

Sunday 20 April

23:44
23:43
23:19
22:53
22:35
21:55
21:36
21:24
21:01
20:58
20:50
20:46
20:12
19:56
19:56
19:46
19:04
19:02
18:57
18:34
18:21
18:12
18:05
17:57
17:56
17:35
17:17
17:03
16:26
16:25
16:22
16:11
15:48
15:46
15:27
15:02
14:56
14:37
13:33
13:21
12:51
12:43
12:24
11:56
11:42
10:23
10:04
09:47
09:43
09:30
09:20
07:45
06:11
06:08
06:02
05:35
05:06
05:04
04:18
03:58
03:49
03:43
03:17
03:12
02:24
02:15

Saturday 19 April

23:51
23:33
23:04
23:03
22:50
22:48
22:38
22:24
22:19
22:11
21:53
21:43
21:29
21:15
21:12
20:33
20:27
20:22
20:15
20:10
20:02
19:55
19:46
19:37
19:28
19:27
19:16
19:14
18:55
18:53
18:41
18:06
18:02
17:56
17:55
17:49
17:29
17:28
17:17
17:10
16:56
16:55
16:29
16:17
15:46
15:36
15:12
14:21
13:56
13:10
12:55
12:08
11:58
11:27
10:53
10:53
10:35
09:59
09:35
08:56
06:39
06:19
06:16
05:39
04:37
04:35
02:59
02:17
01:44
01:42

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 34 +52 85
2 34 +66 81
3 33 +62 79
4 34 +22 62
5 34 +18 59
6 34 +7 54
7 33 +14 52
8 34 +0 45
9 34 -11 41
10 34 -6 41
11 34 -11 40
12 34 -29 40
13 33 -8 38
14 34 -20 37
15 34 -19 35
16 34 -25 35
17 33 -18 32
18 34 -22 32
19 34 -32 30
20 34 -40 22

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