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Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, controls the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Cadiz at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after PSG's Kylian Mbappe scored his side's first goal during the Champions League round of 16, first leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Alaves at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi gestures at the end of the Spanish Copa del Rey semifinal soccer match between Sevilla and FC Barcelona at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville , Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, third left, scores his side's opening goal from a free kick during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, runs past Athletic Bilbao's Ander Capa, right, and Athletic Bilbao's Yeray Alvarez during the Spanish Supercopa final soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi walks out of the pitch after being shown a red card during the Spanish Supercopa final soccer match against FC Barcelona at La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, celebrates after scoring his team's third goal, with his teammate Antoine Griezmann, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi center, runs with the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain. Barcelona won the match 3-2.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi lies on the ground during a Spanish La Liga match against Valladolid at the Jose Zorrilla stadium, Spain on December 22, 2020

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre shoots wide of goal during a Spanish La Liga match against Valladolid at the Jose Zorrilla stadium on Tuesday December 22, 2020

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi smiles during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre left, celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's third goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's third goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, scores his side's third goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, runs past Real Valladolid's Ruben Alcaraz, right during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi shoots on goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, takes a shot at goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Valencia at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, kicks for the ball to score his side's first goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, second right, vies for the ball surrounded with Levante players during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi walks off the pitch after the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, reacts next to Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after missing a chance during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, controls the ball next to Juventus' Arthur during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, shakes has with Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo prior of the start of the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, runs with the ball next to Cadiz's Alex Fernandez during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Cadiz and FC Barcelona at the Ramon Carranza stadium in Cadiz, Spain.

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FC Barcelona and Osasuna players observe a minute of silence in memory of soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona before the start of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, second left, vies for the ball with Osasuna's Raul Navas, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite, left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's first goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi runs for the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi is closed down during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the field during a qualifying soccer match against Peru for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Lima, Peru.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, kicks the ball during a qualifying soccer match against Paraguay for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring from a penalty kick during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, kicks the ball during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, battles for the ball with Alaves' Jose Peleteiro "Jota", left, and Florian Lejeune during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Alaves and Barcelona at Mendizorroza stadium in Vitoria, Spain.

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Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, right, and Danilo of Juventus F.C. vie for the ball during a group stage soccer match of UEFA Champions League in Turin, Italy.

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Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona scores a goal on penalty against Juventus F.C. during a group stage soccer match of UEFA Champions League in Turin, Italy.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi fights for the ball against Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores a penalty during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Ferencvaros at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, controls the ball as Ferencvaros players try to stop him during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Ferencvaros at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, second right, background, celebrates with teammate Lionel Messi his side's fifth goal during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Ferencvaros at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona won 5-1.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi fights for the ball against Getafe's Nemanja Maksimovic, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts as Getafe's Jaime Mata celebrates celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's first goal during a qualifying soccer match against Ecuador for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Ecuador's Moises Caicedo battle for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, celebrates scoring his side's first goal during a qualifying soccer match against Ecuador for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, controls the ball during a qualifying soccer match against Ecuador for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Ecuador's goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez, center right, embraces Argentina's Lionel Messi at the end of a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Ecuador's Carlos Gruezo embrace each other at the end of a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi is tackled by Sevilla's Joan Jordan during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, vies for the ball with Girona's Jairo Izquierdo during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, vies for the ball with Girona's Mojica during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, vies for the ball with Girona's Gumbau during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center right, shoots a free kick during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, shakes hands as he is substituted with Barcelona's coach Ronald Koeman as he is substituted during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, in action during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's players celebrate a goal during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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A boy wearing a shirt with the name of Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi looks at at a soccer match in Banyoles, in Girona province, Spain. Lionel Messi's future at Barcelona looked no closer to being resolved after the first meeting between the player's father and club officials ended without an agreement, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

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Barcelona fans gather during a protest against the club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu, outside the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Police remove Barcelona fans from the Camp Nou stadium during a protest against the club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu, in Barcelona, Spain.

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A mural depicting Lionel Messi wearing a crown and holding an orb portraying planet earth decorates a wall in the neighborhood of his hometown La Bajada, Argentina. Fans of Newell's Old Boys hope to lure him home following his announcement that he wants to leave Barcelona F.C. after nearly two decades with the Spanish club.

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Newell's Old Boys soccer club fans take part in a caravan in the hometown of soccer star Leonel Messi, in Rosario, Argentina. Fans hope to lure him home following his announcement that he wants to leave Barcelona F.C. after nearly two decades with the Spanish club.

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A poster with the face of Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi is displayed at a F.C. Barcelona store in Barcelona, Spain.

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A poster with the face of Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi is displayed at a F.C. Barcelona store in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is banking on a face-to-face meeting with Lionel Messi to try to convince him to stay.

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A poster of Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi is reflected in a window of a F.C Barcelona store in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is banking on a face-to-face meeting with Lionel Messi to try to convince him to stay. Talks with Messi’s father-agent are expected this week in Barcelona but the club also hopes to sit down with the player himself.

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A man wearing a protective face mask holds flares during a caravan organized by the soccer club fans of Newell's Old Boys in the hometown of Leonel Messi, in Rosario, Argentina. Fans hope to lure him home following his announcement that he wants to leave Barcelona F.C. after nearly two decades with the Spanish club.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi holds his head during the Champions League quarterfinal match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi waves as he arrives at the team hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. FC Barcelona are scheduled to play Bayern Munich in a Champions League quarterfinal soccer match on Friday.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi embraces Napoli's head coach Gennaro Gattuso after the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between Barcelona and Napoli at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona won the match 3-1 to clinch the tie 4-2 on aggregate.

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Barcelona's Clement Lenglet is embraced by Barcelona's Lionel Messi after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between Barcelona and Napoli at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, celebrates with Luis Suarez after scoring his side's third goal which was later disallowed during the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between Barcelona and Napoli at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between Barcelona and Napoli at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, fights for the ball with Alaves' Victor Camarasa during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Alaves and FC Barcelona, at Mendizorroza stadium, in Vitoria, northern Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after the end of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Arturo Vidal, left, celebrates with his teammate Lionel Messi after scoring his side's first goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and FC Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, kicks the ball in front Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi grimaces in pain during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between RCD Espanyol and Real Madrid at the Cornella-El Prat stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between RC Celta and Barcelona at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and FC Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain.

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Barcelona's Jordi Alba, right, celebrates with Barcelona's Lionel Messi before the goal he scored was disallowed after a VAR decision during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates as he runs past Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain.

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From left to right: Barcelona's Arturo Vidal, Frenkie de Jong, Lionel Messi and Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrate their team first goal during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, gestures in front Betis' Marc Bartra during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after a missed scoring opportunity during the Spanish Copa del Rey, quarter final, soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, shoots on goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Ansu Fati is embraced by Barcelona's Lionel Messi after Fati scored his side's opening goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi vies for the ball with Leganes' Dimitris Siovas during a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after missing a scoring chance during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valencia and Barcelona at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side first goal during the Spanish Super Cup semifinal soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.

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Barcelona's soccer player Lionel Messi poses with his six golden balls during the Golden Ball award ceremony in Paris.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Alaves at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, vies for the ball with Real Madrid's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, left, and Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, right, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's "Clasico".

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi kicks the ball in front of Real Sociedad's Mikel Merino, right, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Sociedad and Barcelona, at Anoeta stadium, in San Sebastian, Spain.

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