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Nani produces delightful assist against Barcelona

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Nani left Fenerbahce after just one season in Turkey and joined Spanish club Valencia on the back of helping his country win Euro 2016 during the summer.

The 29-year-old's new side welcomed defending champions Barcelona to the Mestalla in La Liga on Saturday afternoon in an eventful game which eventually finished 3-2 after Lionel Messi's last-gasp penalty.

The Argentinian gave Barca the lead with a clinical strike, which could have been ruled out, since an offside Luis Suarez appeared to block the goalkeeper's line of vision, however Valencia completely changed the game in a four-minute period.

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Munir, on loan at Los Che from the Catalan giants, levelled the scores seven minutes after half-time and Rodrigo fired them 2-1 ahead with a controlled finish past Marc-Andre ter Stegen on the half-volley.

Rodrigo was assisted for his effort by Nani who, as you can see in the video of the goal below, produced a simply delightful over-the-top pass to put his teammate through on goal:

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The former Manchester United winger skilfully chipped the ball over a Barcelona defence which was missing Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba, which allowed Rodrigo a clear sight of goal and he made no mistake with the finish.

So, the sometimes frustrating forward produced another individual moment of quality with that fine assist, and all in all, it's been a decent start for Nani at his new club - scoring once and setting up three goals in his seven league appearances so far.

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That said, Valencia couldn't hold onto the lead, with Luis Suarez scoring to make it 2-2 before Messi's dramatic 94th minute spot-kick.

It was a much needed win for Luis Enrique's side, and they have temporarily gone to the top of the table, with both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in action tomorrow.

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La Liga
Football
Nani
Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal National Football Team
Manchester United
Barcelona
Valencia

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