Valencia 1-1 Barcelona

Valencia respond to emotional week

February 4, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Mestalla
Given they had lost their last home game 0-5, their main creative player had reportedly turned up badly hungover to training two days before the game, and Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and company were arriving in town, it was perhaps understandable that Valencia's fans were in a wary mood as they took their seats at Mestalla on Sunday evening.

90 minutes later relief was flooding around the ground, after Ernesto Valverde's side had secured a point, and salvaged some pride, ...

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