Lionel Messi Signs New Barcelona Contract Until 2021

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The mistake on Sunday in a 1-1 draw between league leader Barcelona and second-place Valencia reignited debate about La Liga being the only top league in Europe without a system to assist referees.

In the first period, Messi's shot was mishandled by Valencia goalkeeper Neto, with the ball bouncing through his legs and over the goal line.

Lionel Messi was denied a goal against Valencia, and what he said to the referee following his disallowed effort has been revealed.

The result leaves Ernesto Valverde's side four points clear of Valencia at the La Liga summit, with Los Che continuing to show that they are genuine contenders for the crown.

"There is a lot of football left to play".

Alba admitted that his treatment by the home fans had left him perplexed as Valencia were able to turn a tidy profit from his transfer. I will always be grateful to the club.

Messi is now reportedly earning €40 million (R657 million) a year, joining Carlos Tevez as the highest paid player in the world right now, according to Gazezette dello Sport journalist Tancredi Palmeri. Iglesias replies saying: "I was not sure, we're going to see it inside".

Alba, who netted a brilliant late equaliser for Barcelona after a sublime pass from Messi, was aghast at the decision too.

"We are in luck with the Barça players", he wrote.

Rafinha also took a step forward in his recovery on Monday, taking part in a light training session, but is not yet ready for competitive football.

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