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Summary

  1. Barcelona suffer third successive La Liga defeat
  2. Messi scores 500th career goal
  3. Leaders Barca miss chance to go three points clear
  4. Barcelona 76 pts, Atletico 76, Real Madrid 75
  5. Atletico beat Granada 3-0 earlier

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Adios!

    Well, well, well. We didn't see that one coming did we? But a nail-biting finish to the Spanish title race is good news for all of us neutrals.

    The battle resumes on Wednesday when Barca, Atletico and Real are all in action. Join us then!

  2. FULL-TIME

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    I didn't think it was possible to feel sorry for Gary Neville. But I almost do. Valencia have won two and lost one under Pako Ayestaran's guidance, moving up to 12th in La Liga. And that's enough to end any lingering relegation doubts.

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    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    AB: Before Gary Neville: Barcelona 1-1 Valencia. With Gary Neville: Barcelona 7-0 Valencia After Gary Neville: Barcelona 1-2 Valencia.

  4. FULL-TIME

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    The Valencia boys are enjoying themselves in the away dressing room, as this tweet from defender Shkodran Mustafi shows. Don't fancy their chances of all jumping in the jacuzzi though...

  5. FULL-TIME

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Anyone backing Barca to win that little lot on current form? Hmmm...

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    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    And these are the five matches that Barca need to win...

    Wed, 20 April: Deportivo (away)

    Sat, 23 April: Sporting Gijon (home)

    Sat, 30 April: Real Betis (away)

    Sun, 8 May: Espanyol (home)

    Sun, 15 May: Granada (away)

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    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Last month Barca had a nine-point lead. Now they have only their superior head-to-head record keeping Atletico at bay. Total wipeout.

    Barca are still in control of this title race though, five wins will see them retain the Liga crown. Only five wins that is...

    La Liga
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    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Wow. Got your breath back yet? They will be celebrating on the streets of Madrid tonight - this La Liga title race has been blown wide open.

    No-one saw this coming. Show me someone who did and I'll show you a liar...

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    #bbceurofooty

    BBunyanNgwiri: So, the supposed best club ever with the best front three ever lost again and blew their big lead? Lol. And shows how bad G Neville was.

    Neymar
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    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

  11. FULL-TIME

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Valencia's players celebrate on the Camp Nou pitch like they have won the title. Neymar takes exception to their joy, seemingly getting involved in a little scuffle. Sore loser.

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    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    No! It is all over. Virtual silence greets the final whistle at the Nou Camp.

    Disastrous result for Barca. They are still top of La Liga, courtesy of their superior head-to-head record over Atletico who have pulled level.

    No consolation though...

    Barcelona
  13. Post update

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Valencia boot a hopeful ball forward to relieve the pressure. Paco Alcacer flagged offside. Time for one last Barca attack?

  14. INJURY TIME

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Gerard Pique is stll chuntering away to himself after that earlier miss. He can't believe it. Neither can anyone else inside the Nou Camp. Time ticking...

    Lionel Messi
  15. INJURY TIME

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Three minutes of added time. Three potentially pivotal minutes in the Spanish title race...

  16. Post update

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Gerard Pique has to score! But he doesn't. The centre-back - desperately thrown up front - is picked out unmarked at the far post. Tidy control with the chest...very untidy shot dragged hopelessly across the face of goal.

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Forward off, defender on. Sensible stuff for Valencia - not least because it wastes a few vital seconds. Gaya strolls on, Rodrigo wanders off.

  18. Post update

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Oh dear! Valencia should have wrapped this up. Paco Alcacer gets his feet in a tangle when he meets a left-wing cross with the Barca goal gaping. Could prove costly...

  19. Post update

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    Neymar buzzing about in the final third now, still not happening for the Brazilian though. Less than five minutes for Valencia to hang on/seal this...

  20. Post update

    Barcelona 1-2 Valencia

    With Barca pressing the 'gung ho' tactical button, Valencia have a chance to pick them off on the break. The visitors surge forward, Rodrigo in acres of space...saved by Claudio Bravo's legs! Oh, hang on...he was offside anyway.

    Lionel Messi