Barcelona ignite title race with thrilling win over Valencia

Barcelona claimed an important and powerful victory from its host Valencia, by three goals to two goals in the 34th stage of the Spanish Football League.

The match took place on Sunday evening at the Mestalla stadium, the stronghold of Valencia, and all the goals came in the second half, as Valencia was the first to score through defender Gabriel Paulista in the 50th minute before Lionel Messi equalized in the 57th minute after he followed up on the missed penalty kick, which he paid and saved by the Valencia goalkeeper.

In the 63rd minute, Antoine Griezmann managed to score the second goal for Barcelona, ​​then Messi returned and added the third goal to Barcelona in the 69th minute from a wonderful direct free kick, and in the 83rd minute, Valencia reduced the difference through his player Carlos Soler, who scored the second goal for his team with a shot that struck Barcelona goalkeeper Terre. Stegen.

Barcelona raised its score to 74 points in third place, just two points behind Atletico Madrid, who will meet him in the next stage in a confrontation that will largely draw the features of the hero of this season.

For his part, Valencia stopped at 36 points, in 14th place.

Barcelona and Valencia | The most prominent events of the upcoming match

The referee blew his whistle, announcing Barcelona’s victory by three goals to two goals, so the Catalan giants raised his score to 74 points and maintained his hopes of winning the LaLiga title, before his decisive and decisive confrontation in the next stage in front of leaders Atletico Madrid.

The 83rd minute – Carlos Soler brings Valencia back to the meeting after he scored the second goal for his team with a superb shot from the borders of the penalty area of ​​Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen.

The 69th minute – Messi continues to innovate and scores the third goal for Barcelona after he set out for a direct kick, which he shot with great mastery, so that it fell into the net of the Valencia goalkeeper, announcing the third goal of the Catalan giants.

The 63rd minute – Barcelona quickly turns the tables on Valencia, scoring the second goal. Jordi Alba sent a perfect cross that Frankie de Jong pounced on his head, but Silesine confronted the ball with great skill before it rebounded and returned to Antoine Griezmann, so the latter easily lodged in the net announcing the second goal of the Catalan giants.

57th minute – Messi quickly saved Barcelona and scored the equalizer after he missed a penalty kick that was blocked by Valencia goalkeeper Silicin before returning to Messi after several attempts by Barcelona players, so Lionel kicked it lightly, scoring the hard-fought equalizer for the guests.

The 50th minute – A first goal for Valencia and Barcelona in an extremely difficult situation, a corner kick that Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista flew in his head beautifully, announcing the first goal of the landlords.

49th minute Ter Stegen saved his goal from a sure chance for Valencia’s best player, Guedes, and turned it into a corner.

The 46th minute, starting the second half

The end of the first half by a goalless draw between Valencia and Barcelona

40th minute – A good opportunity to score for Barcelona was missed by Griezmann at the beginning, then Pedri after that, Barcelona is in the match and is under great pressure after the victory of Atletico Madrid and Real, which made today’s victory against Valencia inevitable for him.

The 30th minute Barcelona’s attempts are continuing to decipher Valencia’s defense, but the bat team is fighting the match with a wonderful defensive organization that has prevented Barcelona from owning the reins.

Minute 20 – Barcelona’s attacks and their style of play, which relies on complete pressure on the defenses of Valencia, almost caused them to receive the first goal due to the vast spaces in the defense of the Catalan giants, Portuguese Gonzalo Guidesh almost alone with Ter Stegen’s goal, but he failed to control the ball properly.

12th minute Barcelona is the best, Ronald Arajo almost opened the scoring for Barcelona after a great follow-up to Messi football, but Valencia goalkeeper Celicin saved his goal from a sure opportunity.

The first minute – Referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez blew his whistle announcing the start of the very important match for Barcelona, ​​who is looking for a victory that keeps hopes of taking the lead before facing the next stage in front of leaders Atlético Madrid.

Barcelona squad

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