Lionel Messi on Thursday dismissed talk that defeating his Barcelona teammates Andres Iniesta and Xavi in the race for the Ballon d`Or had strained his relationship with the Spanish pair.
Lionel Messi celebrated a second successive World Player of the Year award with a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed second division Real Betis 5-0 in a King`s Cup quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.
Factbox on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi who won the Ballon d`Or (European Footballer of the Year) trophy.
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi was awarded the 2009 Ballon D`Or.
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