Barcelona 2-2 Valencia: Messi makes history in Barca La Liga draw

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi help his club to come from behind to draw with Valencia in last nights La Liga encounter.

Two goals from Lionel Messi ensured Barcelona came from two goals behind to draw 2-2 with Valencia at Camp Nou.

Messi pulled a goal back for Barcelona six minutes before the break. Toni Lato had brought down Nelson Semedo and Messi stepped up to calmly send Neto the wrong way.

Barcelona superstar converted his 50th La Liga penalty after Cristiano Ronaldo (61) and Hugo Sanchez (56) had reached a half century.

The result against Valencia means Barcelona are now six points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid at the top of the La Liga table.

Barcelona will tackle Atletico Bilbao in their next La Liga fixture. Then all the focus will be on Wednesday’s clasico, the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final which has the potential to be the next thrilling game involving Barcelona.

Ivan Rakitic describing the period in the second half when Barcelona laid siege to the Valencia goal.It was like a handball match,’ he said

The Barcelona midfielder admitted that Messi was feeling the blow to the thigh he suffered in the second half.

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