Valencia CF – FC Barcelona: A hard-fought point (1-1) | FC Barcelona
A raucous atmosphere greeted Barça at the Mestalla, and Valencia responded by starting on the front foot and scoring from their first corner through Garay. The Blaugrana quickly settled into the game thereafter, and began to stroke the ball around with ease.
HIGHLIGHTS: Valencia v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The points were shared as Valencia and Barça drew 1-1 in Mestalla in Week 8 of LaLiga. Defender Garay put Valencia ahead in just the second minute but a great goal from Leo Messi brought Ernesto Valverde’s team level. Barça looked for the win as best they could but the home side held firm. Catch all the action from the game in our highlights video!
Ernesto Valverde: ‘We had control, but we missed chances’ | FC Barcelona
A point apiece at Mestalla, thanks to Garay and Leo Messi. Their goals ensured a 1-1 draw in a match that was difficult, but that Barça dominated despite not getting the win. “We had control of the game, but we lacked that cutting edge,” said Ernesto Valverde. ”They had eight players near their area and we couldn’t lose sight of the other two. We didn’t want to allow them dangerous counter attacks, and we tried to score more, but without any luck.”
Medical announcement on Luis Suárez | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s Luis Suárez has discomfort in his right knee, the Club announced on Monday. In the coming days, Suárez will do individual strength and preventive work at the Ciutat Esportiva. His progress will determine his availability.
Pique invites critics to ‘come out of their caves and enjoy the sun’ | Goal
Gerard Pique hit out at his critics by telling them to “come out of their caves and enjoy the sun” after his performance in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw against Valencia. La Liga champions Barca could only manage a point at Valencia as their winless streak in the league extended to four matches on Sunday.
The five errors that have punished Pique | Marca
For the fourth consecutive match in LaLiga Santander, Gerard Pique made a mistake which ultimately punished Barcelona. The Spanish defender is going through one of the worst spells of his career at the Camp Nou but claimed that his critics want him to fail after the draw at the Estadio Mestalla.