Lionel Messi: 'Scoring is not as important as Barcelona winning'

Lionel Messi
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Lionel Messi says that for him winning with Barcelona is more important that scoring goals.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has insisted that he is not concerned about scoring as long as his team continue to win.

The Argentina international failed to find the target in the Blaugrana's 2-0 win at Benfica in the Champions League Group G on Tuesday.

"Not scoring? I'm not worried about scoring, that's not the goal of a game," said Messi. "The goal is to win the game."

Messi then turned his attention to Barca's clash with Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday.

"Now we'll start to prepare for the Clasico tomorrow," said the 25-year-old. "There will be no revenge [for the Spanish Super Cup], we are just motivated to continue winning in the Liga.

Barcelona currently lead the league table with 18 points from six matches, eight points clear of Madrid, who are sixth.

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