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Messi off to great start, already outshining Madrid trio

MADRID (AP) By himself, Lionel Messi has already scored more than Real Madrid's top three forwards combined.

The Barcelona star is off to one of the best starts of his career with 14 goals in 11 matches, two more than what Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema have netted so far with Madrid.

And Messi has done it despite being sidelined for three weeks because of an injury.