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Messi not out for Real Madrid revenge

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi insists his side will not be out for revenge when they take on Real Madrid in this weekend's El Clasico.

Jose Mourinho's side walked away from the Nou Camp with all three points last season, Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the crucial winner, putting them well on the way to winning their first La Liga title since 2008.

And the nine-time European champions defeated Tito Vilanova's side over two leg's in August's Super Copa.

But Messi insists his side will just be focused on winning the match, rather than exacting any revenge for previous defeats.

"The team has no desire for revenge, we just want to win," Messi said after Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Benfica in the Champions League this week.

The Argentina international chalked up two assists as the Catalans dispatched the Portuguese side in Portugal, and now all eyes turn to Sunday's crunch fixture at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona sit top of the La Liga table, eight points clear of rivals Real Madrid, and they can extend that to 11 points with a win on Sunday.

Tito Vilanova's side have a perfect league record this season with six wins from six matches.

In contrast, Real Madrid have struggled, winning just three of their opening six games.

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