Messi fitness in doubt ahead of cup clash against Real Madrid

Suarez wants new Barcelona deal for Valverde

The result means that Barcelona have moved six points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid at the top of the table, while Valencia have returned to seventh ahead of Real Sociedad.

Messi scored twice, as the hosts came from 2-0 down to earn a point and extend their lead at the top of LaLiga to six points.

Arturo Vidal flicked the ball to Messi, who took one touch to set himself up before unleashing an effort beyond Neto in the Valencia goal.

Nothing can silence the Camp Nou crowd like the thought of an injury to Lionel Messi - especially four days before a clash against Real Madrid.

"Speaking after the game, Barça boss Ernesto Valverde said: "(Messi) has a small problem.

"We will have to wait to see what medical staff say".

Any hint of Messi being sidelined with the season entering its critical phase with titles on the line immediately overshadowed yet another outstanding performance by the Argentine.

Valverde threw on Alba at the start of the second half and his side immediately looked more risky yet once again their fate rested on the brilliance of their all-time top scorer Messi, who struck his 21st league goal of the season to level the game.

Parejo doubled the advantage from the penalty spot after Roberto knocked down Wass trying to dispute a cross.

Barça reached the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey after coming back from a two goal deficit to thrash Sevilla 6-1 in the second leg at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona made Valencia pay for their missed chances in the 64th minute and it was not a surprise that the home side's equaliser came from Messi, who curled one into the bottom corner from distance.

Earlier, he scored in his eighth consecutive La Liga game for a third time in his career.

Although Messi returned to the pitch minutes later, he looked to be in some discomfort, but Valverde is not fearing the worst, suggesting that the player could still be available for Wednesday's crucial first-leg semi-final tie against rivals Los Blancos.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Galaxy A90 rumored to have a pop-up selfie camera
Feb 04, 2019 - 13:23
Web Desk: Huawei is teasing what appears to be its unveiling of a foldable smartphone on February 24, 2019, report iClarified . Last week, Richard Yu, Huawei's CEO, talked about launching the company's first 5G foldable phones .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Maroon 5's Super Bowl performance: Adam Levine's torso can't save tedious affair
Feb 04, 2019 - 12:41
Maroon 5 is headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show, which was a polarizing choice among fans for multiple reasons. But rumoured surprise guest Christina Aguilera was a no-show, despite Maroon 5 finishing with their duet Moves Like Jagger .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top We won't invade North Korea: US envoy
Feb 03, 2019 - 21:30
The threat assessment compiled by the intelligence community also appeared to be at odds with much of Mr. However, he hammered in his concerns about Iran and stressed that their rocket testing is a risky sign.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple blocks Google’s internal apps on iOS devices
Feb 03, 2019 - 21:28
Facebook also said that fewer than five percent of users who participated in the market research program were teens. However, they had little expectation of privacy anyway, so they were willing to sell their data for a little money.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Foreign Secretary: Brexit may have to be delayed
Feb 03, 2019 - 21:01
She added it was "quite disgraceful" to "exploit genuine fears" in Ireland that there could be a return to armed border posts along the politically sensitive frontier if a deal is not reached.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beyonce, Jay-Z Offer Lifetime Free Tickets for Fans Turned Vegans
Feb 03, 2019 - 20:58
Last night, Beyonce launched her Greenprint Project through a grassroots social media campaign. Hers? Going plant-based for breakfast and doing "meatless Mondays".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mystery illness sees Canada halve its Cuba embassy staff
Feb 02, 2019 - 08:59
Canadian and US diplomats in Havana first began complaining of dizziness, headaches and nausea in the spring of 2017 . The US has not said what caused the incidents, although initial speculation centred on some type of sonic attack.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Huawei Is Unveiling a 5G Foldable Phone Later This Month
Feb 02, 2019 - 08:57
Huawei has long boasted that it, too, has a foldable phone in development though it has so far failed to show even a shadow of it. Huawei will unveil its new product at the upcoming Mobile World Congress ( MWC ) on February 24 which will begin at 6:30pm IST.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nikola Jokic set to be selected for first All-Star game
Feb 02, 2019 - 07:26
The captains will first choose from the pool of eight starters before selecting from this pool of 14 All-Star reserves. James will have the first pick between Nowitzki and his former teammate Wade.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sarri: I didn't attack Chelsea players during 50-minute dressing room inquest
Feb 02, 2019 - 07:13
Carragher also highlighted how N'Golo Kante was now being waged in Sarri's current system. He said: "It depends what you want from Jorginho".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How Venezuela chaos will impact oil prices
Feb 02, 2019 - 06:11
West Texas Intermediate crude for March delivery added 51 cents to close at $53.13/bbl on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to cover supply shortfalls as additional shipments are secured via Canada or Mexico.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ice and snow to follow colder night as big freeze continues
Feb 02, 2019 - 04:49
Snow and ice is expected in the Highlands, Grampian, Central and Strathclyde weather areas from midnight until 14:00 on Monday. Around 100 vehicles are stranded on the A30 near Temple, also in Cornwall, because of a whiteout, Highways England said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ariana Grande Tries And Fails To Fix Botched Japanese Tattoo
Feb 01, 2019 - 07:29
The "Thank You, Next" pop star posted a new photo of the tat to her Instagram story Thursday with the caption: "slightly better". According to a Buzzfeed Japan reporter, what her new tattoo actually means now is " Japanese BBQ finger ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Christie's Memoir: Heavy on Kushner Criticism, Light on Gubernatorial Record
Feb 01, 2019 - 06:59
Christie puts Kushner behind a number of important shake-ups in the Trump White House, including the firing of Michael Flynn . To this, Christie reasoned his "change of heart" occurred because he knew Trump was "going to win" the election.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Schumer asks intel chiefs to educate Trump after 'extraordinarily inappropriate' criticism
Feb 01, 2019 - 05:14
Mark Warner of Virginia, the senior Democrat on the Senate's intelligence panel, also expressed displeasure with Trump's comments. And the number of those have doubled over the past three or four years, and nearly all of them. lead back to China.