Lionel Messi described in one word by former team-mate, who played with him at Barcelona

Former Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Deco.
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Deco has described Lionel Messi as a footballing 'genius'.

The pair played together for four years during their time at the Nou Camp, winning two La Liga titles in both 04/05 and 05/06. Deco departed in 2008, with Pep Guardiola then installed as manager.

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