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Lionel Messi responds to taunts from Valencia fans

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi endured a tricky evening against Valencia on Saturday as the Catalans failed to secure all three points at Mestalla. 

Uruguayan international Luis Suarez opened the scoring just before the hour mark, but Mina Lorenzo equalised for Gary Neville's new side late on. 

Messi, meanwhile, failed to shine on a frustrating evening for Luis Enrique's champions. While things weren't exactly going his way on the pitch, the Argentine international had to listen on as taunts were being directed towards him. 

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In fact, as you can see in the video below, the Valencia faithful took it upon themselves to troll the dynamic forward over his tax troubles. 

Tax issues involving Messi have been well documented recently, but the Argentine responded admirably as he put his thumbs up and waved to the crowd. 

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The unstoppable force

Valencia certainly deserve a great deal of credit for the way they handled Messi on Saturday, but the world-class star may well lead the Catalans to another record-breaking season. 

There's no reason why Barcelona won't be able to emulate last season's incredible campaign. They're looking good in La Liga while they will fancy their chances in the Copa del Rey. Perhaps, Messi and Co. will even deliver yet another Champions League trophy. 

Naturally, Barcelona will be the favourites to retain the big-eared prize, so they really could make history over the coming months. With Messi on side, anything is possible. 

Will Messi lead Barcelona to another treble? Have your say below! 

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