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Magic Messi scores 400th goal for Barcelona in Valencia win

Barcelona won 2-0 over Valencia as Messi scores his 400th goal for the team.

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Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener then notched his 400th goal for Barcelona to give the Spanish league leaders a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday.

The 27-year-old Argentine is the all-time leading scorer for both Barcelona and the Spanish league. His 400th goal in his 471st match for the Catalan club was also his 278th goal in La Liga.



He also tops the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo with 75 goals each from the group phase on.

Ronaldo made up for a missed a penalty by scoring in injury time in Real Madrid's 3-1 home win over Malaga that kept it two points behind Barcelona in second place.

Both Gareth Bale and Luka Modric were injured four days before Madrid hosts Atletico Madrid in their second-leg Champions League quarterfinal.