CESC FABREGAS scored for the fourth straight game to salvage a 2-2 draw for Barcelona at Valencia as the defending champions avoided defeat on a night when rivals Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw at Racing Santander.
Lionel Messi continued his prolific partnership with the former Arsenal
player by setting him up for the 77th-minute equalizer as the Catalans twice rallied from deficits.
While Barcelona salvaged a point, Madrid staggered to a lacklustre draw.
Madrid showed little improvement from their 1-0 defeat to Levante on
Sunday despite a revamped line-up, and failed to create a single clear scoring chance before half-time.