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Lionel Messi and Barcelona denied clear goal against Valencia

Replays confirmed it was clearly over the line

Valencia v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

The curse of the ghost goal has struck Barcelona yet again with Ernesto Valverde’s side denied a clear goal in the first half at Mestalla.

Lionel Messi struck a shot which goalkeeper Neto made an absolute mess of, fumbling the ball which rolled backwards over the line before he scooped it out.

Check it out for yourselves:

Rather worryingly, Barca then completely lost their heads as they protested to the officials while Valencia played on and carved out a chance of their own.

Of course there’s no goal-line technology or VAR in La Liga this season, you can be sure the calls for it to be introduced will be ramped up after this game.

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