SMA NEWS – LA LIGA
Lionel Messi scored twice and missed a penalty as Barcelona came from behind to move within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Ex-Arsenal man Gabriel headed Valencia in front only for Messi to miss from the spot but convert the rebound.
Antoine Griezmann put Barca ahead and Messi clipped in a trademark free-kick before Carlos Soler’s screamer gave Valencia vain hope.
Barca host leaders Atletico next Saturday at the Nou Camp.
Third-placed Barcelona are level on points with arch rivals Real but beneath them in the table because Real have won both El Clasico games this season.