Vinícius Junior celebrates his goal against Valencia on Sunday. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Vinícius Júnior scored his fourth goal of the season in the 86th minute and Benzema netted two minutes later
  • Real Sociedad was held to a 0-0 draw against Sevilla
  • Espanyol salvaged a 2-2 draw at 10-man Real Betis

.Valencia, Spain
(Photo Credit: Twitter/@valenciacf_en)

  • Valencia convincingly beat Alaves 3-0 on Friday
  • Daniel Wass scored three minutes into the match
  • Meanwhile, Mallorca beat Espanyol 1-0

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Lionel Messi had missed a penalty before scoring the brace. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Barcelona defeated Valencia 3-2 at Mestella
  • Barca trail Atletico by two points
  • Griezmann scored the winning goal for Barcelona

The whole Valencia team left the pitch.(Photo: Twitter/Valencia)

  • Diakhaby shared a heated exchange with Cadiz's Juan Cala shortly before half-time
  • After a short delay, the Valencia team returned to the pitch to resume the match
  • Diakhaby was replaced by Hugo Guillamon

.Barcelona, Spain
Messi has an average of one goal every 1.16 games for Barcelona. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@TeamMessi)

  • Lionel Messi equalled Pele's record of scoring 643 goals for the same club
  • The Argentine's latest achievement came in the 2-2 draw with Valencia on Saturday
  • Messi also has won the most titles with the Catalan club - 34

.Barcelona, Spain
However, Messi will be left frustrated as Barcelona failed to take the full three points at home. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FCBarcelona)

  • Lionel Messi made the record in Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Valencia
  • The Argentine equalled the mark set by Pele at Brazilian club Santos
  • Messi scored a header from Jordi Alba's cross after his penalty was saved

.Madrid, Spain
Strikers Lucas Perez and Joselu scored in Deportivo Alaves' 2-1 win at Real Madrid. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Alaves)

  • Real Madrid suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Deportivo Alaves
  • Eden Hazard was forced off with an injury after 28 minutes
  • Atletico Madrid edged Valencia 1-0 to extend their winning run to six matches