Messi scores 42nd, 43rd goals for Barca

(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Valencia fought back twice to earn a Champions League berth with a 3-2 away win that relegated Almeria on a dramatic final day of the Spanish league Saturday.

Eibar also went down despite beating last-place Cordoba 3-0, while Deportivo La Coruna stayed up after coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 at already crowned champion Barcelona. Lionel Messi had put Barcelona in front with his 42nd and 43rd league goals of the season.

"Our supporters have a song that says this team never surrenders and that's what happened," said Deportivo coach Victor Sanchez del Amo. "We had the capacity to respond and this is the recompense for a job well done."


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