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Messi marks Barca return with two goals vs. Getafe
January 8, 2014, 6:45 pm

MADRID - Lionel Messi marked his return from a near two-month injury layoff by scoring two late goals as Barcelona beat Getafe 4-0 in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

While Cesc Fabregas also scored twice, the atmosphere at the far from capacity Camp Nou Stadium picked up with Messi's entrance as a substitute in the 64th minute.

The Argentina forward didn't disappoint as he reminded who Barcelona's top scorer is while showing no after effects from a torn left hamstring.

Messi slotted home Martin Montoya's neat lay-off on the stroke of stoppage time before capping a typical run through the opponent's defense with a rising shot into the back of the net moments later.

Barcelona was also without forward Neymar for the last 16, first-leg match because of a stomach bug.

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