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Messi's creativity as important as goals, coach Martino says

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Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino hailed compatriot Lionel Messi's passing ability after the Catalans moved back to the top of La Liga with a 3-0 win over Malaga at the Camp Nou on Sunday. 

Malaga's Juanmi (L) fights for the ball with Barcelona's Lionel Messi during their Spanish La Ligue match, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, on January 26, 2014

Messi's run without a goal on league duty stretched to eight games dating back to September, but after Gerard Pique had given the hosts the lead, he helped create Barca's second and third goals that were finished off by Pedro Rodriguez and Alexis Sanchez.

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