In one of the most wild, intense and entertaining matches of the season, it was Lionel Messi who came up big. The Barcelona superstar scored the winner in the 3-2 victory at Valencia by converting a penalty kick in the 94th minute.
First, check out the foul as Luis Suarez is brought down in the box — clear penalty kick:
Now, making this wasn’t a certainty. Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves is the best penalty kick stopper in La Liga history, saving over 50 percent of them.
And here is Messi’s attempt:
A close one, but he coverts to temporarily lift Barcelona into first place in the league.