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Barca’s ‘Messi dependence’ to be tested at Granada

By OmniSport
01 April 2017   |   3:40 pm
Barcelona will have to prove they are not dependent on Lionel Messi when the champions visit Granada on Sunday without their suspended Argentine talisman as they seek to keep La Liga leaders Real Madrid in their sights.

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