Valencia vs. Barcelona: Primera Liga Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterAugust 31, 2013

MALAGA, SPAIN - AUGUST 25:  Neymar (L) of FC Barcelona in action during the La Liga match between Malaga CF and FC Barcelona at La Rosaleda Stadium on August 25, 2013 in Malaga, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Mestalla—Valencia, Spain

Valencia 2-3 Barcelona


In one of La Liga's most entertaining games this season, Barcelona claimed a 3-2 victory over Valencia at the Mestalla.

Lionel Messi bagged a first-half hat-trick in sensational fashion, but Helder Postiga scored two goals in two minutes before the interval to setup a tense second period.

Both sides vied for control in an even contest, and els Blaugrana survived a late scare as Jonas kissed the post with a long-range effort.