MX23RW : Wednesday, December 19 14:31:13
Oct 7, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia)
Attendance: 46,249
Valencia
1-1
Barcelona
Garay (2')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Messi (23')

Sergio Busquets: 'We were the better team'

Busquets: 'We were the better team'
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Sergio Busquets insists that Barcelona "were the better team" in Sunday's La Liga clash with Valencia, which finished 1-1.

Sergio Busquets has insisted that Barcelona "were the better team" in Sunday's La Liga clash with Valencia.

Lionel Messi cancelled out an early Ezequiel Garay effort as Barcelona came from behind to pick up a point at the Mestalla.

The Spanish champions are now without a win in their last four La Liga matches, but Busquets has insisted that his side deserved to pick up all three points on Sunday evening.

"We were the better team but did not create enough clear-cut opportunities," Busquets told reporters. "It does not matter if you dominate the game in terms of possession and position if you cannot score more goals.

"These matches are always difficult, Valencia are a team who can defend deep and are well organised, particularly if they have taken the lead. We thought they would come forward more after our equaliser but they did not."

Barcelona currently sit second in La Liga on 15 points, one point behind the leaders Sevilla.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona16104246192734
2Sevilla1694329161331
3Atletico MadridAtletico1687124121231
4Real Madrid169252419529
5Real Betis167451918125
6AlavesAlaves167451817125
7Getafe166641712524
8Levante166462730-322
9GironaGirona165651719-221
10Celta Vigo165652824421
11Espanyol166371823-521
12Real Valladolid165561518-320
13EibarEibar165562024-420
14Valencia1631031313019
15Real Sociedad165471819-119
16Leganes164661519-418
17Villarreal163671721-415
18Athletic Bilbao162951523-815
19Rayo Vallecano1624101531-1610
20Huesca1615101432-188

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