Messi grabs a brace in Barcelona 3-2 win at Valencia (Match Highlights)
Lionel Messi scored two goals but missed a penalty as Barcelona fought back to reduce their deficit at the top to just two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Gabriel gave Valencia the lead with a header before Messi converted a rebound after he missed from the spot.
Antoine Greizmann gave Barca the lead then Messi netted a free-kick before Carlos Soler's fantastic finish gave Valencia a false hope.
Barca are in third with the same points as rivals Real Madrid who are in second and have a better head to head record.
Barcelona welcome league leaders Atletico Madrid next Saturday at the Nou Camp.
After their shock home loss to Granada on Thursday, Ronald Koeman's side can't afford to lose again if they want to keep their title hopes alive.
"We have to fight till the last days." - Gerard Pique on Barca's title fight
"We suffered in the final minutes." - Clement Lenglet speaking after the match
Valencia 2-3 Barcelona: Watch the full match highlights
Some Messi stats after the match
Lionel Messi has more goals in 2021 than any other player in Europe's top five leagues 👑 pic.twitter.com/T8hf6fUrow— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 29, 2021