Barcelona host Valencia this afternoon at the Camp Nou in a game that could confirm that the Blaugrana have turned a corner instead of facing another false dawn

Valencia have drawn three games and lost one since they beat Real Madrid 4-1 in Mestalla

Barcelona were on a good run after a shaky start, beating Levante and Real Sociedad in back-to-back games at Camp Nou and climbing the table

Ronald Koeman was responsible for Valencia 34 times in the 2007-08 season, winning the Copa del Reyonly, which was sacked five days later. He has never and never hidden his anger over the way the outcome was handled to seek revenge

Valencia beat the first blood and opened the scoring within the first half hour Carlos Soler threw a corner into the box to be hit by a header from Mouctar Diakhaby The French player was completely free in the box after the loss of Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona were equal at halftime Griezmann was shoved into the box by Jose Gaya, causing the referee to score a penalty and send the Valencia defender off

A VAR review encouraged him to revoke the red card and change it to yellow but the penalty remained Lionel Messi took it and saw it was saved but he managed to get it across the line, when it got back into the box to be 643 Scoring goal for Barcelona and reaching Peles record for Santos

Seven minutes after the start of the second half, Blaugrana had taken the lead.This time it was the young shooter Ronald Araujo who scored a goal and hit a well-hit half volley in the penalty area when the ball fell friendly on him

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