Wow. What a game. Mestalla is in full voice as Zaza remains, head in hands, in the Barcelona penalty area and
Messi sets off to remonstrate with the linesman. In the end, the spoils are shared in one of the most pulsating,
thrilling games LaLiga has seen this year – and it’s just the right result.
A great flat pass tap-in for Rodrigo gave the hosts the lead before a Alba volley ten minutes from time squared up an intense finale, with both missing chances in6the final minutes to snatch the three points. And that’s before Lionel Messi’s disallowed goal from the first half is even mentioned – how different this game could have
been if his “phantom” effort had been awarded.
Valencia will rue their mistakes but become only the second side to take points off the league leaders; at full-time, it finishes Valencia 1-1 Barcelona.