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Live Reporting

Matt Howarth

All times stated are UK


    Valencia 2-0 Barcelona

    All over!

    Valencia register their first home win over Barcelona since 2007.

    Barcelona remain level on points with Real Madrid, who now have a game in hand on their bitter rivals.

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    Sixty seconds remaining.

    The Valencia fans are in full voice. Who can blame them?

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    There will be four minutes of added-on time at the end of the second half.

    If only Barcelona had Florian Lejeune in their side...

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    Lionel Messi's long-range shot is tame and easily held by Jaume Domenech.

    Time is running out for the visitors.


    Valencia 2-0 Barcelona

    Double change for Barca as Ansu Fati and Frenkie de Jong make way for Ivan Rakitic and Alex Collado.

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    The decision stands, but the Valencia corner will be retaken.

    I wasn't expecting that...!


    Valencia 2-0 Barcelona

    Gabriel Paulista's volley from a corner is disallowed for an infringement inside the Barcelona box.

    VAR are having a look, though...


    Valencia 2-0 Barcelona

    Maxi Gomez departs to a standing ovation.

    Jaume Costa comes on for the final 10 or so minutes of normal time.

  9. GOAL - Valencia 2-0 Barcelona

    Maxi Gomez

    Barca have a mountain to climb now.

    The ball breaks to Maxi Gomez deep inside the area. The forward has ample time to pick his spot, curling a powerful shot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen and into the net.

    The Mestalla errupts.

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    Valencia 1-0 Barcelona

    A Barcelona attack breaks down and Valencia have a chance to counter...

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    Another Lionel Messi free-kick is parried to safety by Jaume Domenech.

    It hasn't been the Argentine's day so far, but there's still plenty of time for Barce to get back into this...

  12. CLOSE!

    Valencia 1-0 Barcelona

    He's getting closer...!

    A deep cross towards the far post is met by Lionel Messi, who can't quite direct his header on target.

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    Arturo Vidal is penalised for bringing down Maxi Gomez on the right-hand side.

    Was there contact? Not much, but the referee awards the free-kick nonetheless.

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    Jordi Alba tees up Lionel Messi on the edge of the box, but the Argentine's cross-shot isn't troubling Jaume Domenech.

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    There's a slight lull in proceedings as Barcelona play a spot of keep-ball near the half-way line.

    It's all a little ponderous from the visitors.


    Valencia 1-0 Barcelona

    Rodrigo Moreno comes on for Valencia, with Kevin Gameiro making way.

  17. CLOSE!

    Valencia 1-0 Barcelona

    That. Was. Close.

    Lionel Messi picks up the ball on the left of the area, takes a touch and rifles in a low shot that whistles just wide of the far post.


    Valencia 1-0 Barcelona

    Barca make their first change, bringing on Arturo Vidal for Arthur in midfield.

    Valencia are about to make a substitution too...

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    Francis Coquelin is the first Valencia player to have his name taken.

    The former Arsenal man can have no complaints after dragging Lionel Messi to the floor after the Argentine had skipped past him.


    Valencia 1-0 Barcelona

    Sergio Busquets is cautioned for a robust challenge on Ferran Torres deep inside the Barcelona half.

    The resulting free-kick is easily gathered by ter Stegen, though.