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Barcelona vs Valencia live blog, full-time: Messi double rescues point for Barça

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Follow along as Barça play a huge league game at home!

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FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-2 Valencia: We fought hard to get the win, but a draw is all we get. Considering how bad this game could have been, it’s a nice result against a good team. Now let’s hope Real Betis beat Atlético Madrid so we’re still comfortably on top of the table.


GOAL!!!!!!!!!!! Barcelona 2-2 Valencia (Messi 64’): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!!!!!!! After Luis Suárez loses the ball at the edge of the box, Lionel Messi comes up with a beautiful curling shot, out of nowhere, in the middle of four defenders, to beat the goalkeeper and score a huge goal!!! COME ON!!!!


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-2 Valencia: COME ON, BOYS! LET’S COMPLETE THE COMEBACK!


HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-2 Valencia: Crazy, crazy first half, but we still have a pretty good shot at winning this. Gotta be better at the back, though.


GOAL! Barcelona 1-2 Valencia (Messi 39’): Messi buries the spot kick, and Barça are back in it!


PENALTY! Toni Lato brings down Nélson Semedo inside the box, and Barça have a chance to come back! The funny thing is that Messi scored a spectacular goal right after the penalty call, but it obviously didn’t count.


GOAL, Barcelona 0-2 Valencia (Parejo 32’): Dani Parejo steps up and easily converts the penalty, and Barça’s winning streak is in peril.


PENALTY! Sergi Roberto brings Daniel Wass down in the box, and Valencia have a golden chance to make this 2-0.


GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Valencia (Gameiro 24’): Valencia take the lead. They get the ball back and go on the counter attack, and then Rodrigo finds Gameiro for an easy finish. Barça complained for a possible foul on Lionel Messi at the start of the play, but VAR didn’t see anything wrong and the goal counts.


KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Valencia: Come on, boys! Let’s win nine in a row! Please don’t give me a heart attack.


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Vermaelen, Semedo; Aleñá, Rakitic, Vidal; Messi, Suárez, Coutinho

Bench: Iñaki Peña, Murillo, Lenglet, Alba, Arthur, Malcom, Boateng

VALENCIA

Starting XI: Neto; Piccini, Garay, Gabriel, Lato; Wass, Coquelin, Parejo, Cheryshev; Rodrigo, Gameiro

Bench: Domenech, Roncaglia, Kondogbia, Soler, Lee Kang-In, Ferrán Torres, Santi Mina


WELCOME TO CAMP NOU FOR A BIG LA LIGA MATCH!!! Leaders Barcelona welcome red-hot Valencia to the Greatest Stadium on Earth for what promises to be a very tough league game for the Blaugrana. Valencia are fighting for Europe again and are very dangerous on the counter, and Barça are expected to rotate the squad with El Clásico in mind. This will be fun, but also nervous. But also fun! So join us to have fun and follow and comment all the action! Let’s LIVE BLOG!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 22

Date/Time: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 6.30pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 5.30pm GMT (UK), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 11pm IST (India)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Eleven Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), others


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!