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Messi Scores 400th Goal as Barca Hits Valencia 2-0

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By Tosin Omojola

Lionel Messi scored his 400th goal for Barcelona as Luis Enrique’s team beat Valencia to move five points clear of title rivals Real Madrid.

Messi set up Luis Suarez’s opening goal after 55 seconds before scoring his landmark goal in stoppage time.

The Argentine scored his 46th goal of the season at the second attempt after Diego Alves saved his initial effort.

Barcelona were made to work for the win, with keeper Claudio Bravo saving a penalty from Dani Parejo.

Victory saw Barca, who are chasing a treble, extend their lead over Real, who play Malaga later on Saturday.

Suarez was in scintillating form during the 3-1 Champions League win against Paris St-Germain on Wednesday, and it took him less than a minute to make his mark as Barca turned their attention back to La Liga.

Sergio Busquets released Messi, who surged forward before finding former Liverpool striker Suarez, who slid home a low shot for his 11th league goal of the season.

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