Barcelona team news: Vermaelen starts against Valencia with Pique banned

Barcelona team news: Vermaelen starts against Valencia with Pique banned

Indeed, the first half left only one clear talking point when Messi's low shot slipped through Valencia 'keeper Neto's legs and over the line, only for referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva to wave play on.

A shambolic season in the Spanish capital for both Atletico and Real Madrid has resulted in Marcelino's men being the only side keeping up with the frantic pace set by Barca.

"We are in favour of technology and this time it has fallen in our favour". However, to the dismay of the Barcelona players, the goal was not awarded as the goalkeeper pulled the ball back into play.

"In the end, the important thing is that we scored the goal but the referee made a monumental error, even I saw it from the middle of the pitch", Barca defender Jordi Alba told reporters.

"Peter Lim invested more than 200 million euros of his own money to save this club".

They still, though, trail Barca by four points at the top of the table as the Catalans have amassed 34 points from a possible 36.

Valencia have been one of the major surprises in La Liga this season.

¡Mortal error! Pensaba que era un venado, pero era una mujer
Según las autoridades, Jadlowski llamó de inmediato al número de emergencia y esperó hasta que una ambulancia llegara por ella. Jadlowski , un vecino de la mujer de 43 años que había salido a cazar y según su testimonió la había confundido con un venado.

Simone Zaza dragged a shot just wide and Goncalo Guedes finally tested Marc-Andre ter Stegen for the first time from a narrow angle 58 minutes in.

Messi, 30, finally signed a new deal with the LaLiga leaders, extending his stay until 2021 with an astronomical €700million release cause.

"There was no possible different interpretation and those who need to implement the necessary equipment should continue analysing this to bring it as soon as possible".

Earlier, Sevilla produced their second stunning comeback in five days by overcoming a 2-0 half-time deficit to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday.

Orti was known for his flamboyant celebrations, which included wearing an orange wig, and presided over the club's last two league title wins in the 2001-02 and 2003-04 campaigns.

Malaga also had a goal controversially ruled out as Real again failed to convince against a side in the relegation zone.