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Barca Drop To Second Spot After Stalemate In Valencia
« på: Oktober 08, 2018, 09:34:06 am »

bet Lionel Messi salvaged a draw for FC Barcelona after they went behind in the first two minutes against Valencia CF.FC Barcelona got off to the worst possible start as the hosts went ahead after just two minutes, with Ezequiel Garay glancing home a header from a corner.Valencia were dealt a blow after 12 minutes, when Goncalo Guedes was forced off with an injury to his knee.

He was replaced by former Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev.The Catalan giants were eventually level bet in the 23rd minute through Lionel Messi, who combined with Luis Suarez before firing into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.Ernesto Valverde's troop dominated the remaining stages of the first half, but were unable to find the go-ahead goal as the sides went into the break level.
 
Barca picked up from they left off in the second half as Messi nearly got his and Barca's second in the 55th minute, but Valencia goalkeeper Neto did well to deny the Argentine.Valencia were still looking to get a good result, which prompted coach Marcelino to introduce Spain international Rodrigo for Kevin Gameiro.
 
With time running out, Barca continued to bet struggle in the final third, which restricted them to efforts from outside the box, with Messi going close in the 81st minute.Valverde finally made his first change with six minutes remaining as Ousmane Dembele replaced Philippe Coutinho.Barca threw everything forward in search of a winning goal, but Valencia were well-drilled in defence and hung on for the point.

 

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