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Lionel Messi in starting lineup at Bayern Munich

Updated: April 23, 2013, 2:05 PM ET
Associated Press

MUNICH -- Lionel Messi was in Barcelona's starting lineup against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals after doctors cleared him to play.

The four-time world player of the year injured a hamstring on April 2 and has missed three Spanish league games. He entered in the 62nd minute of the quarterfinals second leg against Paris Saint-Germain on April 10 and sparked Barcelona to a victory in the home-and-home matchup.

Messi was joined by Alexi Sanchez and ...

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