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ESPN – Messi integral for Barca, Bale dazzles for Real: 5 things we learned in La Liga

The ESPN FC crew respond to your questions in regards to Spain's big three, if MLS needs promotion and relegation and if there is any player loyalty left in football. 1. Messi rules at Camp Nou Sunday night's 3-1 win for Barcelona over Atletico Madrid was all about Lionel Messi. After a dramatic week at the Camp Nou, the Argentine set up his side's first two goals for Neymar and Luis Suarez, scored their third, and even gave away the penalty from which Atletico got back into the game. BARCELONA LATEST – Corrigan: Barca stars shine for Enrique – Player Ratings: Messi on track vs. Atleti – Hunter: Messi frustration grows – Marcotti: What it would take for Messi to go – Study: Messi worth €220m – Bartomeu: Early elections called Messi afterwards told Barca TV that he was “just one player more,” said it was “lies” he had asked for coach Luis Enrique to be removed, and claimed he had “no intention” of leaving…

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