Lionel Messi scored a pair of goals to help Barcelona secure a 4-2 victory over 10-man Valencia at the Camp Nou on Sunday.
The win sees Luis Enrique's men tighten their grip on second place in La Liga, where they are two points behind leaders Real Madrid, who still have a game in hand.
Eliaquim Mangala opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark for the visitors, before Luis Suarez equalised from a throw-in six minutes later.
Messi converted from the spot after Mangala was sent off for a foul...
Sevilla lost ground on Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to relegation-threatened Leganes.
Gabriel Pires struck a back-heel flick in the first three minutes to put the visitors ahead, and Nabil El Zhar fluffed a great chance to double the lead when he was through on goal but chipped over the bar.
But just before half-time Stevan Jovetic did well to lift the ball over the Leganes keeper and keep his balance to head it into...