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Lionel Messi scores 51st goal

Updated: March 19, 2012, 9:45 AM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Lionel Messi scored in his sixth straight game, raising his season total to 51 goals as Barcelona won 2-0 at Sevilla on Saturday night.

Xavi Hernandez curled home a free kick in the 18th minute and Messi took a pass from Andres Iniesta eight minutes later, slipped the ball through Emir Spahic's legs and chipping over goalkeeper Andres Palop.

Messi scored his 31st league goal this season, one behind Cristiano Ronaldo's league-leading total, and the 150th league goal of his ...

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