Barcelona defeated Valencia on Sunday 3-2 to increase their hope of clinching the La Liga title.

One of the most interesting aspects of the match was Lionel Messi’s performance. He scored twice and missed a penalty.

Barca which was behind initially on the La Liga table, are now two points of La Liga leaders Atletico.

Valencia got the opener after ex-Arsenal player Gabriel registered his name on the scorers’ sheet, but Messi missed from the spot but convert the rebound.

The goals tally increased for Barca when Antoine Griezmann scored to give his team the lead.

The Nou Camp is ready to host leaders Atletico next Saturday in Barcelona’s net match.

There battle for the La Liga title is getting tougher as Barcelona who are on the third position have the same points with arch rivals Real but beneath them in the table because Real have won both El Clasico games this season.