Barcelona vs. Real Valladolid recap: 'CRITICAL' 3 points for Lionel Messi and company | ESPN FC

ESPN FC's Julien Laurens and Alejandro Moreno share their thoughts on Barcelona's 1-0 win over Real Valladolid pulling within one point of league leaders Atletico Madrid. Laurens says despite Lionel Messi's bad day at the office, Barca was able to find a way to win. Moreno points out how important the three points is for Barcelona, and outlines what Atletico Madrid's locker room must be like with their first-place lead gone.

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Jared Vasquez
Jared Vasquez:
People saying messi ghosted but this was Messi's 1st game without a Goal/Assist in the league in 5 months
Ndukwe Samuel
Ndukwe Samuel:
Barcelona winning the league would be one of the biggest league miracles ever
Best thing of this match that Messi and Frenkie didn’t get booked
Latria Inspirations
Latria Inspirations:
Being a Barca fan is a rollercoaster of emotions.
December, espnfc: will Barcelona make it to top 4 champions league football????

Today: 1 point away from championship
Mateo Perdomo
Mateo Perdomo:
I pray to god El Clasico has no controversy from either side. Plsssss 🙏
Kareem C
Kareem C:
Everyone is rusty after international break. We’ll be fine
Murray Marshawn
Murray Marshawn:
Riqui Puig made the goal possible. He entered the pitch and things started to happen. He's a special player, the kind of player that makes magical things possible by his inclusion.
This is how league titles are won, great determination for the boys
Kareem Lawson
Kareem Lawson:
I hate watching first games after international breaks lol, but boy when dembele scored I screamed lool
Chadrick Hollingsworth
Chadrick Hollingsworth:
Ale Moreno would die before he admits that Dembele had a good game. That whole second half he was dangerous, winning fouls , making runs and chances and yet...
Lab Mix
Lab Mix:
ESPN hates Dembele cuz even when he does something good they always find a way to criticize him 😂😂😂😂
Massimo Picca
Massimo Picca:
Comment section: exists

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This was a must win match and Barcelona won it. It was a difficult game but they find a way out.
Leonardo Cruz
Leonardo Cruz:
The back and forth was insane, entertaining match.
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Censored by Google:
Only Spain and France have title races. Germany and Italy were decided two days ago.
And the "most competitive league" last had a title race two years ago.
Marchel Sugi
Marchel Sugi:
Thank God there was no "Lenglet's Moment" in this game.
John Abraham
John Abraham:
Barcelona are clear favourites to win the league without any doubt
The Football Central - News & Match Predictions
The Football Central - News & Match Predictions:
I'm so happy for Dembele. I just hope he doesn't get injured.
Messi Skills
Messi Skills:
Dembele is very important player 🔥🔥🔥
M_nesser _
M_nesser _:
I hate that they say “Messi’s barcelona” instead just “Barcelona” they just like to put pressure on the man
mani kmd
mani kmd:
Messi 🐐
Knows how to get the work done without getting booked ..
We goona see free flowing natural Messi in el classico with expressive Frankie de jong
This clasico will be the first entertaining and deciding clasico since ronaldo left. 🔥
John Blessed
John Blessed:
Atletico must be saying right now "someone please call 911, tell them Barça is coming up it puts a bullet in my hearttttt..." 😆😅😂😂🔵🔴💪
Ahmed Mohamed
Ahmed Mohamed:
Credit to Valladolid, they made life very tough for Barca. Never a red card in my opinon. It was soft. The win is all that matters, El Clasico will tell us who will win La Liga.
Philani Manqele
Philani Manqele:
While the premier league is over things have just started here
Stanley Alomba
Stanley Alomba:
I waited for this impatiently😂💪🏿🔴🔵
StevenyGabby Perez
StevenyGabby Perez:
As Dest becomes more comfortable with Messi i think Barca will continue to improve.
gaurab bose
gaurab bose:
half way into d league people were speculating about whethr Barca wl evn qualify for d UCL nd they are now in contention for laliga nd maybe a double as u beauty⚽❤️⚽..
Ro Qisney
Ro Qisney:
Messi was trying to avoid a yellow card, he said himself that referee wanted to give a yellow card whole the game so that he would miss Elclasico
to all the ppl saying varcelona, dest got tackled ion the box and no pen, grizzy got elbowed no foul
Unruly Rebel
Unruly Rebel:
Don't jump ship now keep that same energy Ale you've been trashing us all season go down with Atleti
FIFA Predictions
FIFA Predictions:
Guys I Made Highlights of the Juventus Backpasses in the Season 2020/21 🥶🥵 !
hki cgh
hki cgh:
Barca and Madrid fans should acknowledge Levante for single handedly stripping away 5 points from Atletico within just 5 days.
Sledge Dog
Sledge Dog:
Don't let anyone distract you from the fact that the last title race in the "Most competitive league in the world " was two years ago.
Ashish Mudoo
Ashish Mudoo:
Messi never speak about himself .He is so humble . Every time he score a goal . he lift his both hand and thank God for his gift . This is amazing to see. He share his money to needy what a wonderful goods works
Arjun M
Arjun M:
Still remember ESPN FC crew discussing whether Barca will make UCL next season...😂😂
Anindya Ghosh
Anindya Ghosh:
Ale will eat his words very soon, Barcelona has 4 big games and they potentially can lose all of them.
Vipul Sehgal
Vipul Sehgal:
Credit to koeman who changed the tactics, went to a back 3 that suits these players. Great work coach should be applauded the most. From where they were few months ago when playing back 4 to where they are now with a back 3 is great work by the coach. He is key to this success coz if this was any other coach i don't think barca would have changed their style. What he did with netherlands and now with barca is just magnificent.
Mateo Perdomo
Mateo Perdomo:
Was never a penalty and if it happen to Real Madrid I would’ve said the same thing.
tejas ganesh
tejas ganesh:
These guys should keep thrashing us, as they have been for the past three months because it has been working for us😆
Odunayo Faluse
Odunayo Faluse:
What’s this Alli Guy talking about , Did he watch a different game. I thought deme le was the best player overall in that match especially in the Second half, he torn Valladolid defends apart
I swear Ale is in La Liga segments just to pronounce their names fancy-like
Are we going to ignore the penalty not given from that handball? :o
Caleb Kay Yeboah
Caleb Kay Yeboah:
Just when you think it's all over then boom, Barça takes off in grand style.
what a tight season this has gotten!! Personally i think whoever wins from the Classico will win La Liga. Atletico has lost so much momentum, i think they will be 3rd favorites
Hassan Ayoade
Hassan Ayoade:
It's a pity, no one is really praising Dembele for that goal. I know how they would have sounded had it been Messi.
Hussein Nasreddine
Hussein Nasreddine:
These are the type of games champions win
Abdullahi Hussein
Abdullahi Hussein:
Godzilla (Dan) to Kong (Ale) submit aka give me your list. Ale goes on grinding his teeth, "Barca, Atletico, Madrid". Boy, this video was so refreshing to watch to finally see Ale forced to declare Barca favorites.
Kevin dybala
Kevin dybala:
Ale was sticking to athletico a month back and now he's still finding it difficulty to admit barca will win the league ....
Core Work
Core Work:
I was so nervous throughout the game coz I didn't want Barcelona to drop points before el clásico but Dembele's goal ensured three points for us.. on to the next match.. the la liga title race decider
Sour Swift
Sour Swift:
If they win in el Clasico and beat atletico, they are through the tunnel and may somehow win the league, love to see Koeman and the players determined to win
It was chaos at Barcelona... Messi lost his motivation and wanted to leave. Bartomeu was doing bad. Barca also has this financial crisis. To get this done is really mind blowing. Huge respect for Koeman.
Clem Clem
Clem Clem:
Remember a couple months ago these dudes were calling Barca a club in crisis.. never really was that bad haha
Perceptionist /
Perceptionist /:
It really wasn’t a great performance but if you want to win the league you need to win these kind of games too.
Mike Ezuruonye
Mike Ezuruonye:
I laughed so hard when Dan asked Give me ur list of favorites ALE and he said BARCELONA 1st. Why have you changed your mind finally ALE 😁😁😁
Papa Yaw
Papa Yaw:
Ale always has the best stories up his sleeves 🤣
Orane Parkinson
Orane Parkinson:
My team is lacking a clinical right footed player. I can't wait for ansu to come back
A front 3 of Haaland, Dembele and Messi would be unstoppable
Preshy Jones
Preshy Jones:
To those saying messi ghosted, I'm glad he did. Its good to finally see someone else like Dembele carrying the team for once in some matches, another player that can consistently take on defenders and create chances from nothing.
I haven't seen this since Neymar, because there will be some games in key moments where Messi will be completely marked out and someone else has to step up.
Segvan Rashid
Segvan Rashid:
Barcelona should continue like this more often IF they wanna overthrow Athletico Madrid.
Frenkie de Jong started as CB, then second half he played amf, later in the last ten minutes he played as winger. Also it was his cross that lead to the goal.
Mustafa Mohamed
Mustafa Mohamed:
Barca r the only team in the league who won there fives matches last match. Hope we can keep up the form but not as much of what we did today but before international breaks. It was to be expected though and now we have almost a week to regain that before we face Real Madrid. Visca el Barca
Let it be known that if a Real Madrid player had committed that handball that Alba did and no penalty was given, everyone and their great grandmother would be making petitions to shut down the club. Only hypocrites will disagree
The winner of that match could be the champion( Unless Atleti can hold on... which is unlikely)....So a HIGH TENSION HIGH STAKES CLASICO is finally here....and I really hope it doesn't end in a draw!
No matter how much English media hype the rivalries in EPL....none can compare to REAL VS BARCA..... it just can't get any BIGGER & BETTER THAN THIS!
Cully X
Cully X:
Little Jules wrote Barca off,also said Suarez was finished,keep him on the Gab & Jules kids podcast.
Smrutika Panigrahi
Smrutika Panigrahi:
I don't think I have ever seen a man as disappointed as Moreno when he said Barcelona, athletico Madrid , Real Madrid. That sigh...thats the sigh of karma, Moreno.
Harsh Sharma
Harsh Sharma:
When varane touched the ball in the pen box at the clasico Madrid fans : but he was very close to Ball when it was hit
Madrid fans now : give Valladolid a pen for alba getting hit on the hand from a meter apart from the ball when it was hit.
Kgosi Teto kombane
Kgosi Teto kombane:
THIS. BARCA. never gives up
FirstName LastName
FirstName LastName:
Uefalona is back 🥰😝
Suraj Samuel Soren
Suraj Samuel Soren:
Everything will come down to these 3 teams playing against each other.
Michael Cupidore
Michael Cupidore:
Aaron Adams
Aaron Adams:
Great teams find ways to win
V-Power TV
V-Power TV:
3 vital points won, Madrid here we come🤞🤞🤞
N C:
Man, these players looked absolutely exhausted and rusty. A 2 week break for non intl players and 3 games plus travel for intl ones crammed into that time is too much for these players regardless if they are world class or not. They are human and we saw that today. Feel for Vallodolid who should have drawn.
Shivang Srivastava
Shivang Srivastava:
Had to rewind and watch the moment 4:15 when ale said barcelona at first according to him would be the league table
Parth Sharma
Parth Sharma:
If somehow Madrid manages to win El classico then the title race will be insane 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥
Just think about it.
Barcelona Power
Barcelona Power:
Ousmane Dembele scored in the 90th minute to lift Barcelona to a 1-0 victory against a valiant Real Valladolid side on Monday night at the Camp Nou.
Remember when they said Barca would'nt reach top 4?
Willem van Haaren
Willem van Haaren:
Once again, no mentioning of Frenkie de Jong. He's like a superman playing all positions perfectly every game. After Messi the backbone of this team. Perhaps he should have been French or British to be noticed?
dhiraj raju
dhiraj raju:
I know it's too early to say but I think Dembele scored a title winning goal last night.
HB initials
HB initials:
Pretty sure messi was told to play low-key he didn't pressure much so that he won't get booked at any cost.
True football fan
True football fan:
Now we are ready for the El classico
Visca Barca ❤️💙
Aayushmaan Sharma
Aayushmaan Sharma:
Apart from the formation, the rotation has been good too since we bounced back in the league, I hope it continues and in future we dont have to rely on some trash signing.
Yasine Adalal
Yasine Adalal:
Messi was managing his effort thinking about the classico.
Sporting Director
Sporting Director:
Definitely massive.
Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs:
Busquets still playing for Barca? 😧 that guy hast been there as long as Messi. Respect.
Tshegofatso Morake
Tshegofatso Morake:
This bald dude was so confident that Atletico Madrid was winning laliga. After their defeat, his tone just drastically changed, even if they still at the top. 😃
It was Messi’s first game in 2021 without a goal or assist unreal
alpha sigm
alpha sigm:
i’m confident after barca players analyze liverpool vs madrid we will be stronger tactically than we were today. El clásico better be entertaining this time around 💪
Ali iswadi
Ali iswadi:
Very entertaining title race, better than premier league
Barca Productions
Barca Productions:
Messi didn't score or assist today because he is saving it for Madrid 🤣🤣🤣
Dec 13 points behind
Messi takes over

19 games 19 goals 8 assist penaldo trolls pick up the phone porto calling
M.I.X Best trio ever
M.I.X Best trio ever:
We just need to get a win vs Atleti and Real and we are good.
Jaskaran Singh
Jaskaran Singh:
Most of time what ale says doesn’t make any sense😂😂😂😂😂
Read More
Read More:
Really love that Suarez will win the league.
B Ceesay
B Ceesay:
Ale has more colours than a rainbow and changes more than a chameleon. How's the conversation going about Barca not finishing in the top 4?
khalil Kaouane
khalil Kaouane:
Kudos to valladolid tho i think they fought well, tackles right and left and tried their best on possession, but in the end with that red card, (which was fair considering it was a challenge from behind)they couldn't hold on long enough (Also don't get me started on that Alba handball).
gazmend gavazi
gazmend gavazi:
This all depends on Barca's games vs real and atleti. If they can at leas win one of those games they are in a good position but if they fail those two games it will be very difficult