FC Barcelona is this not as awesome as last season, and last weekend they lost the leading position in the Spanish League to the arch-rivals from Real Madrid. This week, they had to play against the third placed Valencia and had to win to keep pace with Real Madrid.
Valencia started best, and were really putting up a great fight against a rather disappointing Barcelona side, where only Leo Messi was representing danger. Still, the score was 0-0 at half-time, and it seemed that the close encounter was to continue in the second half. But truly, as Barcelona is not as awesome as last season, there is one thing that makes the Catalans better than any other team: Leo Messi is continually being Barcelona's saviour, and today he was extraordinary in the second half, with three extraordinary goals he pulled the entire team up to give them this important victory. It was not Barcelona who defeated Valencia; it was Leo Messi, who is without doubt the best player in the world at the time.