Feb 1, 2014 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčCamp Nou
Barcelona
2-3
Valencia
Sanchez (7'), Messi (54' pen.)
Alba (52'), Mascherano (79'), Busquets (94')
Alba (78')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Parejo (44'), Piatti (48'), Alcacer (59')
Parejo (45'), Costa (53'), Alves (90')

Javier Mascherano: 'La Liga is still in Barcelona's hands'

Mascherano: 'La Liga still in our hands'
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Javier Mascherano says that the La Liga title is still Barcelona's to lose despite their 3-2 defeat to Valencia.

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano has tipped his side to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat against Valencia at Camp Nou on Saturday.

The loss gives Atletico Madrid the chance to take top spot in La Liga when they host Real Sociedad on Sunday evening.

Speaking to the club's official website, Mascherano said: "It hurts a lot to lose the three points at home. It's possible that we won't stay top but there are still 16 matches left and we have to change things so that what happened on Saturday won't happen again.

"We should have been two or three up after half an hour. The last 10 minutes of the first half and all of the second, things were different. We lost our shape and it really showed.

"We still have to play our two closest rivals. It's clear that the margin of error from now until the end of the season is practically zero. Now it's us who have to push on. We have to improve things but not send out negative messages. It's all in our hands, and we still have a chance in all three competitions."

Real Madrid can also overtake Barca when they travel to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night.

Barcelona's Marc Bartras celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal against Real Sociedad during their La Liga match on September 24, 2013
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2Valencia853021101118
3Real Madrid8521157817
4Atletico MadridAtletico8440135816
5Sevilla851294516
6Leganes842273414
7Real Sociedad84131917213
8Villarreal84131110113
9Real Betis84131717013
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11Athletic Bilbao8323109111
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13Espanyol8233711-49
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15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo8224916-78
16EibarEibar8215317-147
17GironaGirona8134713-66
18Las PalmasLas Palmas8206718-116
19AlavesAlaves8107312-93
20Malaga8017418-141