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FC Barcelona are half way through a marathon run of 7 games in 23 days, and this is perhaps the toughest test of all. They are away to Valencia, where they will hoping to maintain the same amazing form displayed at the weekend against Osasuna. But it won’t be easy against a side that has won every game so far and is joint top of the Liga table.

Lead in sight

Barça could be flying back home as league leaders, albeit only provisionally depending on what Betis do against Zaragoza on Thursday. Barça are currently two points adrift of Valencia, so three points would be enough to leap frog Wednesday’s opponents.

Top scorers together

It will be interesting to see whether either Messi or Soldado, who lead the Liga scoring at the moment with five goals each, will be able to add to their tallies tonight. However, the Valencian striker took a knock at the weekend, and there are still doubts as to whether he will play any part in the Wednesday night showdown.

Guardiola unbeaten against Valencia

Pep Guardiola is travelling to Mestalla for the fourth time since becoming FCB manager, and with two draws and a win so far, Unai Emery has yet to get the better of the Guardiola in the home fixture against Barça.

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