Barcelona
Messiy (image courtesy Reuters)

Barcelona’s winless run in La Liga continued on Sunday with Lionel Messi scoring a brilliant goal to salvage a 1-1 draw with Valencia.

Ezequiel Garay capitalised on a terrible marking to convert a corner in the second minute, but Valencia were unable to make the most of their early dominance at Mestalla on Sunday.

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Messi levelled midway through the first half with a wonderful strike from outside the penalty area, although Barca, who beat Tottenham 4-2 in the Champions League in midweek, could not find a winner.

Pressure on Ernesto Valverde will grow over the international break, after which Barca will travel to LaLiga’s surprise leaders Sevilla, who moved top with a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo.