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  • Jordi Alba equalises 10 minutes from full-time.
  • Rodrigo opened the scoring from close range just before the hour mark.
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21:41

Jordi Alba's strike has rescued a point for Barcelona. Both teams remain unbeaten after 13 La Liga games but the Catalans remain at the summit with a four point lead still intact.

21:40

Full-time: Valencia 1-1 Barcelona

21:40

A chance for Zaza to win it right at the death! Valencia spring forward on the counter with a cross finding the Italian at the near post. He opts for the first time volley but fires into the ground with the bounce taking it over the bar.

21:34

Four minutes of time added on at the end of this match.

21:34

Gerard Deulofeu flicks a corner kick across goal with Paulinho on the end of it and perhaps should do better to get a header on target, getting underneath the ball and nodding well over the bar.

21:28

Out of nowhere, Barcelona have equalised! Jordi Alba stuns the Mestalla, darting in from the box to get on the end of a wonderful diagonal pass from Messi and fire an acrobatic volley home. Messi has been quiet all evening but for one second, he was given the room to produce that magic pass that set up the goal.

21:26

Goal! Valencia 1-1 Barcelona (Jordi Alba, 81)

21:26

Here is a change for Valencia with Andreas Pereira on for the goalscorer Rodrigo.

21:25

Valencia miss a golden opportunity to make it two! Guedes is slipped in by Rodrigo, opting hold the ball up and cut inside by Alba, but the defender does just to ease him off the ball.

21:11

Here's Barcelona's first change of the evening: Gerard Deulofeu is on for Rakitic.

21:06

Valencia have taken the lead! They have been so much better in the second-half and now they have their reward. Guedes drives inside from the left before playing clever pass through for Gaya down the left channel. He skips past Semedo elegantly before forcing a cross into six yard box where Rodrigo has peeled away from Vermaelen to fire home from close range.

21:03

Goal! Valencia 1-0 Barcelona (Rodrio 59)

21:02

Amd we are back underway for the second half with both sides unchanged.

20:33

Half-time: Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

20:32

Barcelona are cranking up the pressure; Suarez wins a battle with Gaya, fighting off the defender in a race to the ball before taking a shot on from a tight ankle. He forces a low effort across goal but Neto makes the stop.

20:28

Messi and Iniesta combine with an outrageous one two with the latter freed to take a shot on from just outside the box but he lifts his effort wide of Neto's post.

20:21

With no goal-line technology, the match officials had a big call to make. And they got it wrong, big time.

20:21

Barcelona feel they should be ahead! A ball comes in from the right to Messi who sweeps a first-time shot on goal that should be a standard save for Neto. Should be. Instead, the Valencia goalkeeper spills it over the line before clawing it back out. Did the ball cross the line? Definitely. But play continues with the officials deciding not to give the goal.

Barcelona can't protest for too long, Valencia surge forward on the counter attack with Zaza working room to shoot just inside the box, but sends his low effort the wrong side of the post.

20:16

With no Pique, Samuel Umtiti is carrying a lot more responsibility tonight but he has flawless so far, stepping up to expertly intercept an attempted ball from Parejo just now,

20:11

Luis Suarez looks to be in some pain at the moment, he's clutching his back after taking a heavy tumble. It should be able to carry on, however.

20:10

Vermaelen plays a fine ball down the inside left channel for Alba to scamper onto. He's on the end of it as it bounces into the box but is shrugged off the ball by Gabriel, who is then tripped over by the Barcelona full-back. Valencia get the free kick.

20:02

Ivan Rakitic tries his luck from 25 yards out but it is a comfortable save for Neto in the Valencia goal. Barca have been limited to shots from range so far, none of them causing any trouble.

19:58

Luis Suarez is on the spot to clear the first corner and Valencia make a mess of the one that follows it with Parejo running the ball out of play.

19:55

Busquets gives the ball away deep in his own half and invites Rodrigo to dart inside the box but the midfielder recovers well to slide in and force the ball out for a corner.