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Valencia blame Neymar for bottle throwing incident

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Barcelona may have relied on a late penalty from Lionel Messi to beat Valencia in a five-goal thriller on Saturday night but it was the immediate aftermath of the winner that everyone has been talking about since.

As Messi and co. celebrated in front of the Mestalla crowd, one supporter threw a plastic bottle in the middle of the huddle of Barcelona players, with Luis Suarez appearing to take the brunt of the impact.

Naturally, this only antagonised Luis Enrique's men more and Messi was among those most animated in rejoicing at the imminent result.

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However, there has been another twist in the tale as apparently, Valencia officials are blaming one particular Barcelona player for the incident.

And even more surprisingly it isn't Messi.

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According to Marca, a gesture from Neymar towards the Valencia support is being judged as responsible for the bottle being thrown.

You can scroll down to see the incident again from a fan's perspective.

The Brazilian does seem to wave his fist and shout a bit but it does seem slightly harsh to pin the blame solely on Neymar.

It gets stranger, though, the same report from Marca claim Valencia have spoken with 'experts because they are tired of the Brazilian's constant provocations' but what they expect to achieve we don't know.

It's true Neymar does have a bit of history with Valencia. Back in February, the Barcelona forward was accused by some of trying to humiliate his opponents during a 7-0 win.

But Valencia's attempt to deflect the attention away from themselves regarding Saturday's incident is unlikely to go down too well.

The culprit that threw the bottle is yet to be found but the club have promised that strong sanctions will follow should the police make progress in their investigation.

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