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Messi denied a goal against Valencia to celebrate his fourth Golden Shoe

Messi denied clear goal, Valencia vs Barcelona

Mestalla visit for Blaugranas are full of controversies since last season. Last season, Lionel Messi was victimized when he goes on to celebrate his stoppage time winner in corner where Valencia fans thrown coin on the celebrating players. This season, Messi was denied a clear goal which could have been a winner for Barcelona.

Barcelona and Valencia end up with playing a stalwart 1-1 draw at Mestalla on Sunday. It left them with four point difference they had before the game was played. Rodrigo gave Valencia lead in second-half at hour mark, but it was cancelled by Jordi Alba’s goal from Messi’s assists in the 82nd minute.

It was a great ball from Messi to prove his non-human ability which finds Alba to level the terms at Mestalla. Messi is an alien is proved when he does something like that on pitch finding his man to score at crucial juncture of the match.

Messi could have won the match in the first-half itself, if his goal has been allowed. The Argentine talisman was denied a clear goal by referee, although replay clearly shows the ball crossing the line. La Pulga’s lonf range shot was fumbled by Neto and spun right through the Valencia’s goalkeeper legs and across the goal-line. Barcelona goes on to celebrate as Messi run towards the corner to celebrate his first goal after winning fourth Golden Shoe as Europe’s top goal scorer in domestic league.

Barcelona players were celebrating Messi’s goal, but Neto cleared the ball and referee allowed the game to continue. Catalans were outnumbered as Los Che counter-attacked and Simone Zaza almost have given team as the ball goes wide.

Referee Iglesias Villanueva was surrounded by Barcelona player to claim the goal, but the things stand as it is. Match officials saw it differently despite replay clearly showing the goal. The match took progress and both side finds themselves on the scoresheet in second-half. Rodrigo gave Valencia lead, then Alba earned a valuable point for La Liga leaders to maintain them four points lead over their nearest rival.

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