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BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Betis Balompie at Camp Nou on August 20, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Last gasp Messi penalty takes Barcelona to the top

Lionel Messi scored an injury-time penalty as Barcelona came from behind to beat Valencia 3-2 and go top of La Liga.

Messi had given Barca a controversial lead after offside Luis Suarez jumped out the way of his low shot.

Valencia then fought back to take a 2-1 advantage with fine goals from Barca loanee Munir el Haddadi and Rodrigo.

But Suarez equalised for the visitors when he arrived at the back post, before winning a penalty in added time which Messi confidently converted.

The result takes Barcelona a point ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who face Sevilla on Sunday.

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