Barca have become increasingly reliant on the consistency of Messi. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
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Barcelona have managed to get away with some lackluster displays recently and Sunday's visit of struggling Deportivo La Coruna offers them a chance to recapture their sparkling early season form a week before the "Clasico" against Real Madrid. Victory over Deportivo would see Barca move 11 points clear of their bitter rivals before the crunch game at the Santiago Bernabeu on Dec. 23, as Real, eight points adrift of Barca in fourth, are away on Club World Cup duty in Abu Dhabi.Deportivo should make for more accommodating opponents for Barca than those of their last three games as the Galicians have only taken five points from seven league away trips and are hovering above the relegation zone ahead of the Nou Camp visit.
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