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RATINGS: Who were Barcelona's best and worst performers vs Valencia?


Barcelona added yet another point to their La Liga tally after drawing (1-1) against Valencia in Mestalla. Undoubtedly, the match will forever be remembered for the referee's inability / unwillingness to award a clear goal in the later stages of the first half.

Barcelona players and supporters are right to feel frustrated after such valuable two points were taken away unfairly. However, the way in which Ernesto Valverde's team continued to fight for a victory despite facing such degree of adversity is admirable, making the this one of the most enjoyable matches of the season so far.

Francesc live-tweeted the game as it happened:














Match Stats:






Player Ratings:

Ter Stegen - 8

Semedo - 6
Umtiti - 8
Vermaelen - 7
Alba - 8

Busquets - 7
Iniesta - 8
Rakitic - 6
Paulinho - 6

Messi - 8
Luis Suarez - 6

Subs:

Deulofeu - 5
Denis Suarez - 5
Aleix Vidal - 5

We talked about the importance of the clash vs Valencia, the imperative need of adding quality to the Barcelona squad and Messi's influence right here:



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