Football: Messi scores 400th goal as Barca edge past Valencia

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scores a goal during the Spanish La Liga match against Valencia at Camp Nou in Barcelona on Saturday. Photo – AFP
Messi made sure of all three points with the final kick of the game after Diego Alves had saved his initial effort

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