Srinagar, May 3: Genius Lionel Messi scored brace as Barcelona beat Valencia 3-1 to stay in hunt of title race for La Liga.
After Valencia scored opener it took goals from Antonio Greizmann and Lionel Messi to get Barcelona back into the race . Griezmann scored equaliser while Messi then gave Barcelona lead by converting penalty . Argentina skipper then followed that with brilliant free kick to hand Barcelona 3-1 lead.
It was 50th career free kick for Barcelona leader.
For Valencia G Paulista and C Soler were the scorers.
Barcelona next face league leaders Athletic Madrid on May 8.