BARCELONA, Spain -- Lionel Messi ended Barcelonas run of three straight losses and kept it in the Spanish league title chase by scoring a late free kick to complete its 2-1 comeback win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Real Air Jordan 1 Shoes Outlet . Messis 75th-minute goal answered some of the criticism the clubs all-time leading scorer had received for his lacklustre performances in the teams recent losses in the league, Champions League and Copa del Rey final. Barcelona was on its way to another defeat when Aritz Aduriz scored in the 50th, provoking a smattering of white handkerchiefs in the Camp Nou stands, but Pedro Rodriguez equalized when he slotted in Alexis Sanchezs scuffed strike in the 72nd. Barcelona still needed defender Javier Mascherano to block Mikel Ricos point-blank try in injury time to protect the three points after Cristian Tello had wasted one of numerous opportunities to put the result beyond doubt. "After the first half I thought that this wasnt to be our day after missing so many chances," said Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino, whose job probably depends on Barcelona catching Atletico to defend its title. "But we kept fighting. We played with a lot of heart to overcome a difficult week and a game that had turned against us. Messi defends himself on the pitch and I am happy for him." Barcelona moved provisionally into second place, four points behind leader Atletico Madrid. Madrid is two points behind Barcelona but with a game to play. Messi set up his winner after earning a foul on the edge of the area, and the Argentina forward used his left foot to finally beat Gorka Iraizoz after the goalkeeper had denied him twice. While not exactly his electrifying old self, Messi was active creating scoring chances from the start, but Alexis Sanchez sent Pedros pass off the bar from close range in the 38th. Barcelonas attack was working. Its defence, however, showed the same frailties that have plagued it in the second half of the season. Adurizs beautiful bicycle kick crashed into the post before goalkeeper Jose Pinto palmed away Markel Susaetas follow-up at the half-hour mark. The patience of Barcelonas fans began to fray when Bartra lost the ball near his area and Aduriz expertly drove the ball into the corner of the net. And when Messi sent the ball wide one-on-one against Iraizoz a collective groan filled the stadium. But Pedro was finally able to steer the ball in when Dani Alves began a move from the right flank to start Barcelona on its way to a much-needed victory. "We knew that after all the opinions and criticism that we have received that we had to do our job and be professionals," Mascherano said. "We have to hold on to that small hope that if we win our games we can then see what happens. We cant just let (Atletico and Madrid) slip up and not be there." Bilbaos loss put its hold on fourth place and the last Champions League in danger after Sevilla closed the gap to three points by thrashing Granada 4-0, with the Basques hosting the Andalusian side next round. Sevilla, which opens its Europa League semifinal against Valencia on Thursday, eased past Granada thanks to Diego Mainzs own goal and goals by Kevin Gameiro, Stephane Mbia and Victor Machin. Celta Vigo outclassed Almeria with a 4-2 away win as forward Manuel "Nolito" Agudo netted a double, and Paulao scored one goal and set up another, but both for the wrong team, as bottom-side Real Betis slumped to a demoralizing 3-1 defeat at Rayo Vallecano. Celta kept Almeria in the relegation zone thanks to Nolitos brace and goals by fellow forwards Charles and Fabian Orellana, while Rafina set up two scores. Paulaos nightmare began in the 14th when he left his back pass woefully short of reaching goalkeeper Adan Garrido, and Rochina Raixes poached the ball to roll it in. The Brazilian defender followed that mistake by clearing a cross into his own net in the 27th. Paulao asked to be substituted and was replaced five minutes later, with the Rayo fans in Vallecas Stadium politely applauding him to show their support. Betis was left on the brink of relegation, 10 points from safety with four games to go. Cheap Air Jordan 1 Retro .S. international midfielder Michael Bradley is complete. Air Jordan 1 Shoes From China . According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the New York Rangers winger skated with extras and goalies today. http://www.cheapairjordan1forsale.com/ . 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And our challenge is were playing one of the best teams in the NFL.Having won two straight, the Bills (7-5) are in the thick of a tightly contested AFC playoff picture, and enter December with a winning record for the first time since they were 7-5 in 2000.On the downside, they will be hard-pressed to stay in the mix with a schedule that features three 9-3 division leaders — Denver, on Sunday, Green Bay, on Dec. 14, and a season-ender at New England — and rounded out with a game at Oakland (1-11) on Dec. 21.Bring them on, defensive tackle Kyle Williams said.If its daunting and youre worried or youre scared about it, I dont want to play with you, Williams said. Its a challenge obviously. Great players. But we feel like were pretty good players, too.The defences readiness shouldnt be a concern. Its producing at an elite level in leading the NFL with 48 sacks and ranking in the top 10 in nearly every statistical category except fourth-down efficiency. Opponents have converted 4 of 8 fourth-down chances, which puts Buffalo 15th.Its the offences lack of consistency that continues to be a worry, and raising questions as to how quarterback Kyle Orton and Co. might be able to keep pace with some of the NFLs most potent offences.I think we need our offence to be consistent to match up against anybody really, Marrone said.Thats not been thee case for a unit whose production is starting to dip. Cheap Air Jordan 1 China. After averaging 331 yards through its first nine games, Buffalo has managed just 287 yards in its past three.The Bills are having difficulty gaining first downs, having topped 20 in a game just three times this year. Their red-zone production has been an issue all season.After scoring just one touchdown on five red-zone opportunities against the Browns, the Bills have managed just 18 TDs on 44 drives inside an opponents 20.And Buffalos one-time strength of a running attack is producing at a pedestrian pace in averaging just 98 yards rushing.The troubles were particularly evident against Cleveland. After being shut out in the first half, the offence scored one touchdown and four field goals.None of us were happy with our performance in the first half, and even some of the things in the second half, Marrone said. It goes back to the same thing: Weve got to be able to finish.The Bills defence instead continued bailing out the offence.Defensive end Jerry Hughes returned a fumble 18 yards for a touchdown. The defence didnt give up a point on either of Buffalos two turnovers — both Orton interceptions. And it forced six punts, while allowing the Browns to cross midfield just four times.NOTES: WR Sammy Watkins (hip) and DT Marcell Dareus (hip) continued playing despite being hurt against the Browns. Marrone said its too early to determine whether either will miss practice time this week. ... Marrone gave his players the day off Monday. ... The Browns converted just 3 of 12 third-down chances. 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