Barcelona kept the top spot in La Liga Saturday with an eventful 2-0 home defeat of fourth-placed Valencia, with goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi in the first and final minutes. It was Messi's 400th goal for Barca in all competitions, a new club record, and was noisily celebrated by a relieved Camp Nou. "Let's hope there are many more to come," the Argentine striker said. "But the important thing is not my goals but the three points," Messi added. Barca are now five points above second-placed Real Madrid, who beat seventh-placed Malaga 3-1 later Saturday, and nine points ahead of third-placed Atletico Madrid, who won 2-1 at lowly Deportivo La Coruna. Bravo - who is on course to win the Trofeo Zamora for the keeper who concedes the fewest goals in La Liga - played down his role in the triumph, saying: "This was a team victory, not a victory just for me. I think I had a good game, but the important thing is that we picked up three more points. Valencia are a good team and it was not easy today. We were a little tired after our trip to Paris, and not very fluid. But we managed to overcome all the obstacles." Meanwhile, Valencia's Parejo bemoaned the chances his team had missed. "We played quite well today but we should have scored at least once. We were all wasteful in attack, me with the penalty and others with clear opportunities also." Later Saturday, Real Madrid stayed within two points of Barcelona with a 3-1 home defeat of Malaga, on goals from Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo. "We triumphed in adversity today," Real coach Carlo Ancelotti said. "We suffered 1,000 difficulties, what with the missed penalty and everything else. But we managed to come through in the end." Atletico warmed up for that clash with a 2-1 win at lowly Deportivo thanks to an early brace from Antoine Griezmann.