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Messi penalty edges Catalan derby, moves Barca top

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Barcelona rounded off a fine week to move top of La Liga as they overcame stiff resistance from local rivals Espanyol to win 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Lionel Messi. 

Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi scores during a Spanish league football match against Espanyol at Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella, near Barcelona, on March 29, 2014

The Argentine scored the only goal of the game 14 minutes from time at Cornella El Prat after Javi Lopez was adjudged to have handled inside the area.

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