Barcelona drew 2-2 at home against Valencia, thus suffering a new slowdown in their aspirations to fight for the title in the Spanish League, this Saturday on the 14th day, in which Lionel Messi could at least score and match a mythical Pele’s record.
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The albiceleste star reached the myth of Brazilian football as a player with the most goals achieved with the colors of the same club in official matches. Both now have 643 and Messi will foreseeably soon exceed that amount, to set a new record.
The goal of Rosario came in the discount of the first half.
After seeing Jaume Domenech stop him from a penalty (45 + 4), Messi was then able to take advantage of a cross to score with a header and equal the record.
Thus balanced the game, after French Mouctar Diakhaby overtook Valencia at 29.
Barça provisionally traced the match in 52, through a strong volley from Uruguayan Ronald Araújo, but also Uruguayan Maxi Gómez signed the final 2-2 for Valencia, putting his foot in the area, ahead of defender Óscar Mingueza, to beat the azulgrana arc.
After chaining two victories in their last league games, against Levante and Real Sociedad, Barça slows down their reaction.
With 21 points, Barcelona is still in fifth place but is eight points behind the leader, Atlético de Madrid, who beat Elche (15th) 3-1 in the first game on Saturday.
The ‘colchonero’ team also has a less disputed match than the Catalan team.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez, with a double, was the protagonist in the Metropolitano after a period of drought.
Suárez reached Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) and Iago Aspas (Celta) at the top of the scorers table, with seven goals, thanks to their two goals.
First a cross from the ground by Englishman Kieran Trippier (41) finished off with his right, and then another pass from Belgian Yannick Carrasco to the far post (59), to offer victory to Atlético.
The Argentine Lucas Boyé reduced differences when he headed a corner kick (64), and then the Spanish-Brazilian Diego Costa, in his regr