Ebene News – GB – Valencia 2-3 Barcelona: Recap

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Barcelona stay alive in La Liga title race thanks to an exciting 3-2 Valencia win at Mestalla, with a brace from Lionel Messi proving the difference in what was a brilliant football game All goals are arrived in the second half, and Barca had to come from behind and hold onto the lead to score three crucial points against a tough Valencia side

Barca got off to a quick start and had a great chance right away, with Pedri narrowly missing the target after a great team move in the opening two minutes Barca came out with intensity and high pressure, and Valencia struggled to grab the ball

The Blaugrana were quick and smart with their passes and movements, and managed to move the ball in and around the box, but the final ball was missing and Valencia managed to eliminate the danger The home side had very little joy on the attacking side, but Gayà managed to take on Barca’s defense on several occasions and caused some problems

In terms of opportunities, there were few really important chances, with Barca having a lot of ‘almost’ moments where players just couldn’t reach the ball in time to turn half a chance into a good one.

At half-time, an intense and well-played match was scoreless, but the feeling was that Barca were getting closer and closer to the score, and the second half was shaping up to be interesting

The second half got off to a bad start for Barca, who conceded just five minutes into the period thanks to a free header from Gabriel Paulista on a corner kick Barca complained about ‘a foul on Ter Stegen, but VAR confirmed the goal

The Blaugrana needed a quick response and they got it seven minutes later after Toni Lato was called up for a handball in the box Lionel Messi took the penalty and Jasper Cillessen saved it, but Sergio Busquets was the fastest on the rebound and after a scramble in the box, Messi redeemed himself and found the back of the net for the equalizer

Barely 12 minutes after the equalizer, Barca found themselves 3-1 after a goal from Antoine Griezmann and a brilliant free kick from Messi, and the Blaugrana quickly turned a bad situation into a comfortable lead Valencia have always found a way to add drama to the last 10 minutes after Carlos Soler scored a spectacular goal with a 30-yard screamer, and the home side sent everyone forward in search of the equalizer

Barca did a great job keeping the ball in the stoppage time, not giving Valencia a chance for a late assault and the final whistle came to end a brilliant game at Mestalla Le Barca watched out of the title race for around five minutes in the second half, but came back strong and are still alive ahead of the season-definer against Atlético Madrid next week

Valence: Cillessen; Correia, Gabriel, Guillamón (Gameiro 79 ’), Lato (Diakhaby 64’), Gayà; Soler, Wass, Racic (Oliva 79 ’); Gómez, Guedes

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Piqué, Lenglet; Dest (Roberto 75 ’), De Jong, Busquets, Pedri (Ilaix 75’), Alba; Messi, Griezmann

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Ebene News – GB – Valencia 2-3 Barcelona: Recap

Source: https://www.barcablaugranes.com/2021/5/2/22416129/valencia-barcelona-la-liga-final-score-match-report-recap-reactions