Oct 7, 2012 at 6.50pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
2-2
Real Madrid
Messi (31', 61')
Pedro (40'), Busquets (54')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Ronaldo (23', 66')
Alonso (43'), Özil (57'), Pepe (78'), Arbeloa (90')

Lionel Messi likes relationship with Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova

Lionel Messi
© PA Photos
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi reveals that Tito Vilanova possesses a frank and honest style of man management.

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has revealed that he appreciates Tito Vilanova's honest style of man management.

Messi has a long-standing relationship with Vilanova, dating back to his days in the La Maisa youth academy at Barca.

The Argentine forward told El Pais that Vilanova has been a major influence throughout his career.

Messi said: "Tito was the first person who had faith in me, because at the time I was a substitute or didn't play, and he was the one who made me starter in that category (Under-16s).

"I know him well, he's open. He tells you things to your face without any type of problem, I like this."

Messi has 10 goals in all competition so far this season, helping Barca get off to a 100% start in La Liga and build an eight-point lead over reigning champions Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

Andres Iniesta
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