Barcelona’s Lionel Messi controls the ball on the edge of the penalty area during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Valencia at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, ​​Spain, Saturday, Dec 19, 2020AP

FC Barcelona will try to close the point gap to fourth place when they face Real Valladolid for a La Liga match. Barcelona are currently fifth with 21 points, four behind fourth place Villarreal, while Valladolid are up the 18th 4th place but in a four-way tie with 14 points The Catalan giants are undefeated in their last three league competitions, led by Leo Messi and his six team-level goals and French striker Antoine Griezmann

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Lionel Messi has yet another milestone in the individual standings, but he certainly doesn’t have a team that looks like a champion

Messi scored Pelé Sein 643’s goal in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Valencia Career goal for Barcelona since his debut in 2004 matched Pelé’s record for Santos from 1957 to 1974

Messi is Barcelona’s and the best goalscorer in the Spanish league.In January 2018, with 366 league goals, he became the most successful goalscorer among the top leagues in Europe, surpassing Gerd Müller’s Bundesliga mark of 365 Messi had already exceeded Gerd Mueller’s one-year goal and 2012 scored 86 goals

Pelé congratulated the Argentine on social media: “Like you, I know what it is like to wear the same shirt every day. Like you, I know that there is nothing better than the place where we feel at home

“Congratulations on your historical record, Lionel,” added Pelé. “But most of all, congratulations on your wonderful career in Barcelona. Unfortunately, stories like ours, loving the same club for so long, are becoming increasingly rare in football”

Messi has yet to retract his announcement last summer that he wanted to leave the club, which is no longer the dominant force he’s done so much for over the past two decades, his contract expires in June and he can negotiate with other associations from January

After the recent setback from Barcelona, ​​Ronald Koeman’s side were in fifth place, eight points behind leaders Atlético Madrid, who scored two goals from Luis Suárez to beat Elche 3-1

Messi canceled Mouctar Diakhaby’s starter for Valencia when he scored in the first half of stoppage time after Jaume Domènech saved his penalty Jordi Alba retrieved the rebound from Domènech’s rescue and crossed it to the far post where Messi took him cited

Central defender Ronald Araújo scored his first career goal for Barcelona with an acrobatic 2-1 kick in 53 Camp Nou

But José Gayà prepared Maxi Gómez to be in the 69 Strike back minute for Valencia and split the points

Koeman attributed the slip to his team’s youth, which he is trying to build around a veteran core. Koeman gave Araújo and Óscar Mingueza, both 21, consecutive starts and entrusted 18-year-old Pedro “Pedri” González playing tasks to The 20-year-old Sergiño Dest is his undisputed starter on the right Sergio Roberto is injured

“The age of some players can explain why there is some inconsistency because consistency comes from playing together for a long time,” Koeman said. “We were out of control and sometimes we lost too many balls in defense. I saw my team Doubt has ”

A botched marking scheme made it easier for Diakhaby on Jan. at the start in Valencia, when Antoine Griezmann – who is significantly shorter than the central defender – lost his mark at a corner

“We don’t have many great players to defend their greatest but we can’t leave anyone open, “said Koeman.” At least we have to be there, to be engaged “

Suárez ‘goals were his first since recovering from coronavirus.He isn’t the voracious goalscorer he was in Barcelona before joining clubs this summer, but he’s still a world-class finisher if his Teammates bring him the ball in the goal position

Substitute Diego Costa, who replaced João Félix after a hard blow, represented the result for Atletico beyond any doubt as he scored a penalty after seven missing games due to injury and converted a penalty 10 minutes before his first appearance

The leaders were three points ahead of Real Madrid and Real Sociedad, who lost 2-1 at Levante

Levante overcame an opening goal from Sociedad and scored a win that pulled him out of the relegation zone Levante prevailed against Sociedad in the second half and Jorge de Frutos scored the winning goal with three minutes remaining

Spain striker Gerard Moreno scored his seventh and eighth league goals and led Villarreal’s 3-1 win at 10-man Osasuna He stayed one point behind Madrid

Sevilla missed a chance to advance ahead of Barcelona after conceding a late goal in the 1-1 draw with Valladolid

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