Antoine Griezmann has shown his value to Barcelona again with another key contribution in their 3-2 win Valence on Sunday.
The Frenchman’s second-half goal saw Mestalla’s visitors take the lead for the first time, having fallen behind earlier in the game.
Just like he did against Villarreal Last weekend, Griezmann was in the right place at the right time to Barcelona in Mestalla. His finish for their second goal might have seemed simple enough, but he reacted better than anyone to reaching the ball after Jasper cillessen had saved from Frenkie de Jong.
Barcelona had to do it the hard way against Valence. They went behind when Gabriel Paulista scored and missed a penalty before Lionel messi could level the game. These are three essential points in the title race.
Messi continued to show that he can take free kicks much better than he can take penalties. His kick was too easy to Cillessen to save, but his set-piece effort was way too good for the Dutchman to even come close.
Goncalo Guedes has been Valencethe brightest player of the night, causing all kinds of trouble for Barcelonais back three. Maybe he should have scored head-to-head with Marc-André ter Stegen.
Barcelona were in the arms when Gabriel Paulista opened the scoring. They thought Thierry correira had blocked Ter Stegen around the corner, but officials thought otherwise.
Carlos solerThe purpose of the latter should go to a museum. It completely blew everyone away including Ter Stegen, who had no chance to stop him.