FC Barcelona secured an important, worked and well-deserved point against the second-placed Valencia (1-1) in one of the most intense matches so far this season.
With Andres Iniesta in the line-up, the visitors clearly dominated the first half. After the break, the locals improved and Rodrigo scored the opener after a great play on the left side from Guedes and Gaya.
But Barça reacted well and got a point with a late Jordi Alba equaliser. The left back scored with his left foot in an acrobatic position after receiving a spectacular assist from Messi.
The game was marred for a ghost goal scored from Leo in the first half. Iglesias Villanueva didn't realize that Messi's shot had clearly crossed the line.
Barça remain unbeaten and in top place of the League with 35 points, four ahead of Valencia and eight ahead of Real Madrid and Atlético. Barça's next game will see them face Celta this coming Saturday at Camp Nou (1 pm).
FC Barcelona achived their goal in Torino. Valverde's team tied the match in the always tough Juventus Stadium against the current Champions League runner-up, Juve, and secured the first place of the group table with one game left to play.
Barça, surprisingly without Messi in the line-up because of tactical reasons, played a solid game and extended their winning run in Champions, League and Spanish Cup. Iniesta played 82 minutes.
The last Barça's game in the group stage will see them face Sporting Lisbon at Camp Nou next December 5th (8.45 pm). The Portuguese team fight with Juve to get through the Last 16.
UEFA has announced this Monday the team of the 21th Century until this moment. A group formed by those players who have received more votes since 2001. Among the chosen ones there are six Spanish players and one of them is Andrés Iniesta.
The team is: Iker Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, Carles Puyol, Philipp Lahm; Steven Gerrard, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta; Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry y Lionel Messi.
FC Barcelona notched up a fresh win in LaLiga Santander against CD Leganés thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Paulinho.
The ‘red and blues’ didn’t shine as brightly as they are capable of, but were successful in both areas. Luis Suarez with a goal in each half and Ter Stegen were decisive for Valverde’s squad to clock up their eleventh victory in the past twelve games. Paulinho‘s goal sealed the result in extra-time.
FC barcelona’s next match will be thid Wednesday in Turin against Juventus for their 5th UEFA Champions League round.
FC Barcelona concluded his best start to the league after overseeing an excellent victory over Sevilla at Camp Nou stadium (2-1) securing 31 of the 33 points in play in the current Liga Santander.
The 'blaugranas', with Andrés Iniesta in the line-up, sealed their tenth victory with two goals made by Paco Alcacer (23' and 65') after receiving a good assist from Suarez and Rakitic. Pizarro scored Sevilla's goal.
After a break due to national team games, Barça's next league game will see them face Leganes at Butarque stadium on November 18th (4.15 pm).