Barcelona 2-2 Valencia: Messi equals Pele’s record of 643 goals for a single club

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The Catalans were held to 2-2 draw by Valencia at the Nou Camp

Barcelona‘s inconsistency in La Liga continues they have dropped points after the 2-2 draw against Valencia.

The Catalans were coming off an emphatic win against Real Sociedad and it was expected that the home side would cling on to the winning momentum.

But that wasn’t the case when Valencia drew first blood from Diakhaby’s header around the half-hour mark.

Barca were handed a penalty in the added minutes of the first half after a foul on Antoine Griezmann. Lionel Messi had his penalty saved but soon he salvaged with a header on the rebound. The goal also helped him go on level with Brazilian legend Pele for the most number of goals scored for a single club.

The second was rather an action-packed one as both sides spent much time in their respective final thirds.

Barca established the lead not long after the second half commenced as central defender Ronald Araujo scored a fantastic goal. The Uruguayan centre-back has had a great game in the defence despite getting on the score sheet.

Much to the dismay of the Catalans, Los Che equalised through Maxi Gomez’s goal as the former Celta Vigo striker showed once again he is a nemesis for Barca.

It was an unimpressive display overall from the Catalans especially considering the fact that they were at their best against Sociedad mid-week.

The defeat summarises Ronald Koeman’s campaign so far as the manager of Barca as the Dutch gaffer has been fluctuating this season.