Messi scores 400th Barca career goal

MessiLionel Messi scored his 400th goal for Barcelona as Luis Enrique’s team beat Valencia to stay clear of title rivals Real Madrid. Messi set up Luis Suarez’s opening goal after 55 seconds before scoring his landmark goal in stoppage time.

The Argentine scored his 46th goal of the season at the second attempt after Diego Alves saved his initial effort.

Barcelona were made to work for the win, with keeper Claudio Bravo saving a penalty from Dani Parejo.

Real stayed two points behind leaders Barca after their 3-1 win over Malaga late on Saturday.

The defending champions, Atletico Madrid claimed a 2-1 win at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday, thanks to a brace from France attacker Antoine Griezmann.

— BBC

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