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  1. Barcelona top of La Liga, Real Valladolid 15th
  2. Barcelona four points clear of Atletico Madrid, who beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0
  3. Messi starts for Barcelona, Suarez on the bench
  4. Get involved: #bbceurofooty

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By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

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  2. Messi scores and misses a penalty in win - read the report

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi scored one penalty and missed another as Barcelona beat Real Valladolid to move seven points clear at the top of La Liga.

    Messi scored his 30th goal of 2018-19 when he converted his first spot-kick after Michel had fouled Gerard Pique.

    Barcelona were awarded a second penalty when substitute Philippe Coutinho was brought down by Kiko Olivas, but this time Jordi Masip saved Messi's strike.

    Masip also made a number of saves to repeatedly deny Luis Suarez and Messi.

  3. Get Involved #bbceurofooty

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Sulaimon Adelekan: Barcelona seems to have just forced a win courtesy the usual suspect Lionel Messi.

  4. 'We need to be proud'

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Real Valladolid goalkeeper Jordi Masip says: "Bittersweet feelings. We had chances to get a draw and we need to be proud. We knew they would have chances of getting behind the defence.

    "I managed to guess which way Messi was going to shoot (for the second penalty).

    "We need to pick up some points and get away from the relegation zone and be a bit more secure."

  5. 'We have not played well'

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Barcelona's Gerard Pique says: "The only good news is the win, we have not played well. It's important to keep picking up the three points, but we have not played well and the feelings on the pitch were not positive.

    "We struggled against them, we were not moving the ball quick enough and if not we suffer."


    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Seven points clear for Barcelona.

  7. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Another wonderful save by Jordi Masip, who has been inspired tonight. Lionel Messi carves open the away defence, lays it off to Suarez, who is denied by the Valladolid keeper.

  8. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Two minutes of injury time for Real Valladolid to snatch an equaliser.

  9. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Keep him off his left foot. Everyone knows it is coming, but can't do anything about it. Messi gets it on to his left foot and curls goalwards. It is just inches wide of the post. We still have a game on, just.

  10. MISSED PENALTY - Saved by Jordi Masip

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Lionel Messi has already scored one penalty, but now he has missed one as well. He goes for exactly the same place in the goal as the one he scored in the first half, but Jordi Masip dives to his left and pushes the spot-kick away.

  11. PENALTY to Barcelona

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Lovely play between Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho, who is brought down by Kiko Olivas and we have another penalty.

  12. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Barcelona heading seven points clear as things stand.

  13. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Lovely link-up play between Sergi Roberto and Lionel Messi, it ends up with Roberto shooting goalwards, just wide. Still just the one goal in it.


    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Change number three for Barcelona as Ivan Rakitic comes on for Carles Alena. Those Barcelona substitutes - Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Rakitic. Pretty tidy replacements.

  15. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Suarez. Must be? No.

    The substitute is free at the back post, all he has to do is get a firm contact on the ball, but he makes a mess of it, opting to try to square it to Sergi Roberto, but instead missing his kick.

  16. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Carles Alena leads a breakway for Barcelona, he opts to look for Luis Suarez, but a covering defender sends it behind for a corner, which comes to nothing.


    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Philippe Coutinho is on, replacing Ousmane Dembele.


    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    A yellow for Real Valladolid's Michel, for pulling back Carles Alena.

  19. YELLOW CARD - Messi (Barcelona)

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Lionel Messi is clipped as he is running at the away defence. He probably should've had a free-kick, it's not given, he complains and talks himself into a yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid

    Chance. Luis Suarez only has the goalkeeper to beat, he tries to with the outside of the boot, but Jordi Masip saves with the legs and then later stops the follow-up attempt from Ousmane Dembele.