Barcelona lost at home in the league for the first time since April 2012 as Valencia ended the league leaders' run of 25 successive wins at the Nou Camp.

Alexis Sanchez gave Barca the lead before Dani Parejo swept home and Pablo Piatti headed in for the visitors.

Vibrant Valencia

  • Valencia are the first side to score three goals in a competitive game against Gerardo Martino's Barcelona

Lionel Messi made it 2-2 from the penalty spot after Ricardo Costa had handled, but Valencia grabbed a famous win when Paco Alcacer slotted in.

The La Liga champions were also reduced to 10 men when Jordi Alba was sent off.

The former Valencia player was dismissed for a body-check on Sofiane Feghouli 13 minutes from time.

Defeat was Barcelona's first at home in the league since a 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in April 2012.

"I would say to them [the Barcelona players that everything continues, that we may lose the leadership of the league, but that we will still continue to fight," said Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino.

"We will try to recover the lost ground on our title rivals. We conceded chances to Valencia and they took advantage of them. We need to keep going and keep in mind how much this hurt us today."

Barcelona remain top of the table on goal difference with 54 points, from Atletico Madrid, who play Real Sociedad on Sunday at 1800 GMT.

Real Madrid, who have won their last five league matches, are a point behind and are at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday (2000 GMT).

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Barcelona

  • 01 Valdés
  • 22 Dani Alves
  • 18 Alba Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 16 Busquets Booked
  • 03 Piqué
  • 14 Mascherano Booked
  • 06 Xavi (Iniesta - 65' )
  • 04 Fábregas (Tello - 77' )
  • 10 Messi
  • 09 Sánchez
  • 07 Pedro

Substitutes

  • 08 Iniesta
  • 13 Pinto Colorado
  • 15 Bartra
  • 17 Song
  • 20 Tello
  • 21 Adriano
  • 24 Sergi

Valencia CF

  • 01 Alves Carreira Booked
  • 19 Barragán
  • 14 Bernat
  • 15 Fuego Martínez
  • 20 Moreira da Costa Booked
  • 22 Mathieu
  • 08 Feghouli
  • 06 Romeu
  • 16 Alcácer García (Vargas - 73' )
  • 21 Parejo Booked (Herrero Javaloyas - 93' )
  • 02 Piatti (Nicolás Cartabia - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Vezo
  • 07 Gonçalves Oliveira
  • 13 Guaita
  • 17 Vargas
  • 24 Herrero Javaloyas
  • 28 Nicolás Cartabia
  • 30 Portugués Manzanera
Ref: Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero
Att: 66,969

Match Stats

Shots

20 8

On target

5 4

Corners

9 5

Fouls

18 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barcelona 2, Valencia CF 3.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barcelona 2, Valencia CF 3.

90:00 +3:59 Booking

Booking Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:08 Booking

Booking Diego Alves (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valencia CF. Míchel replaces Daniel Parejo.

90:00 +1:17

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

89:36

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dani Alves.

88:16

Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

88:16

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:21

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

87:21

Javi Fuego (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valencia CF. Fede replaces Pablo Piatti.

84:24

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Andrés Iniesta.

83:46

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Javier Mascherano.

83:18

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).

83:18

Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:48

Attempt missed. Dani Alves (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

79:43

Attempt missed. Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Javi Fuego following a corner.

79:06

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

78:24 Booking

Booking Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

78:06

Hand ball by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

77:10 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Jordi Alba (Barcelona) for a bad foul.

76:52

Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

76:52

Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Cristian Tello replaces Francesc Fábregas.

75:50

Offside, Valencia CF. Sofiane Feghouli tries a through ball, but Eduardo Vargas is caught offside.

73:19

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

73:19

Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valencia CF. Eduardo Vargas replaces Paco Alcácer.

71:48

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:48

Foul by Ricardo Costa (Valencia CF).

70:43

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Ricardo Costa.

69:41

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:41

Foul by Javi Fuego (Valencia CF).

68:17

Attempt missed. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Pedro with a cross.

65:07

Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

65:07

Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta replaces Xavi.

64:15

Xavi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:15

Foul by Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF).

63:59

Attempt missed. Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Parejo following a set piece situation.

63:42

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

63:42

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:10

Foul by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

63:10

Oriol Romeu (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 2, Valencia CF 3. Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sofiane Feghouli.

55:10

Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

55:10

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:22

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

54:22

Juan Bernat (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 2, Valencia CF 2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

52:17 Booking

Booking Ricardo Costa (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

51:53

Penalty conceded by Ricardo Costa (Valencia CF) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

51:00 Booking

Booking Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:51

Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

50:51

Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:26

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Diego Alves.

50:25

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Xavi.

50:12

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Antonio Barragán.

47:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 1, Valencia CF 2. Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

45:18

Hand ball by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

45:00

Second Half begins Barcelona 1, Valencia CF 1.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barcelona 1, Valencia CF 1.

45:00 +0:25 Booking

Booking Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +0:20

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:20

Foul by Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF).

43:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 1, Valencia CF 1. Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sofiane Feghouli.

42:41

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

42:41

Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:53

Attempt blocked. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

39:58

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:58

Foul by Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF).

36:39

Attempt missed. Ricardo Costa (Valencia CF) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Parejo with a cross following a corner.

36:14

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Sergio Busquets.

35:41

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

35:12

Delay in match Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) because of an injury.

34:53

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Javier Mascherano.

32:13

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

32:13

Javi Fuego (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:57

Offside, Barcelona. Sergio Busquets tries a through ball, but Pedro is caught offside.

27:57

Attempt missed. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a cross following a corner.

27:13

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro with a through ball.

27:13

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Jeremy Mathieu.

22:32

Attempt missed. Dani Alves (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

21:59

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Diego Alves.

21:58

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pedro.

21:06

Attempt missed. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

20:46

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Ricardo Costa.

20:45

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro.

20:03

Attempt saved. Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pedro with a cross.

19:06

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

17:35

Xavi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:35

Foul by Javi Fuego (Valencia CF).

16:40

Attempt missed. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lionel Messi following a corner.

16:09

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Jeremy Mathieu.

14:20

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).

14:20

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:21

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).

13:21

Javi Fuego (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:51

Attempt blocked. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

11:35

Attempt saved. Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antonio Barragán.

10:23

Attempt missed. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Xavi with a cross following a corner.

9:56

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Antonio Barragán.

7:56

Attempt missed. Javi Fuego (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

6:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 1, Valencia CF 0. Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a cross.

5:53

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Antonio Barragán.

5:09

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:09

Foul by Antonio Barragán (Valencia CF).

4:06

Hand ball by Xavi (Barcelona).

4:03

Attempt blocked. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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