ooking for a third win in a row.">another goal before half time, however -and it went to Valencia CF. A string of passes led to Parejo holding up the ball in the centre of the final third. He then provided an excellent pass that left Santi Mina in a prime scoring position on the left. The Galician -who opened his account for the club in the first game between the two sides- opened up his body and curved a shot past Bravo and inside the far post.The second half began with Barcelona determined to make a comeback from the 0-2 scoreline. Valencia CF endured the dominance of possession from their opponents and employed an intelligent strategy to maintain their advantage.Paco Alcácer was brought on with half an hour to go, replacing Mina -who had put in a tremendous effort besides scoring the second goal.Barcelona pulled a goal back through Messi on 63 minutes, setting up a tense final half-hour; Alves stopped a Rakitic shot with a spectacular save, Alcácer missed with an effort that emanated from a wonderful Rodrigo pass, and the Valencia CF defence threw everything they had at every attack from the home team.It proved to be enough, and Valencia CF took perhaps their greatest victory of the season to date. Winning 1-2 at the home of the reigning La Liga champions, who had dealt them a humiliating blow in the Copa del Rey back in February, the team were deserving of all the accolades sent their way. Most importantly, they now have three more points in the La Liga table, and head into their Wednesday game against FC Eibar looking for a third win in a row.">

Spanish Primera División. Matchday 33. FC Barcelona 1 vs. 2 Valencia CF

Valencia CF conquer Camp Nou with impressive victory over FC Barcelona (1-2)

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18/04/2016

VCF strike twice in first half to stun La Liga leaders

Valencia CF took all the plaudits as the dust settled on La Liga Matchday 33, beating FC Barcelona 1-2 in a fantastic match at the Camp Nou. The effort, dedication and organisation of the team won out, as they scored two first half goals and held out for the victory in the second half. The away triumph takes VCF further up the league table, as well as handing a big blow to Barça's title aspirations.The start of the game followed the expected script, as an FC Barcelona side coming into the fixture off a run of bad results used high pressing to try and force a mistake. VCF goalkeeper ad into their Wednesday game against FC Eibar looking for a third win in a row.