Barcelona and Valencia played out a hard fought 1-1 draw at the Mestalla Stadium last night, with Jordi Alba and Moreno Rodrigo getting the goals.

The score stayed 0-0 going into half time, before Rodrigo Moreno scored his 8th of the season in the 60th minute for Valencia to take the lead. It would require a stunning assist from Lionel Messi and a fine Jordi Alba finish to bring Barcelona on level terms in the 82nd minute.

As things stand, Barcelona are still at the top of the table with 35 points to their name, while Valencia have 31 and hold on to second place. Both sides remain unbeaten this season in the La Liga.

30 minutes into the game, Barcelona should have taken the lead through a Lionel Messi strike, which was fumbled over the line by Neto but the subsequent replays showed that the Argentine was wrongfully denied.

Jordi Alba would go on to score in the 82nd minute to help the Blaugrana salvage a point.

However, despite setting up the assist for the winner, some fans were divided on Messi’s performance on the night.

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