Thus, Barcelona reached the same 31 points as Real Madrid, which has the best goal difference
Barcelona put pressure on the leader Real Madrid by defeating Valencia 1-0 on Saturday afternoon (10/29), at Mestalla, on matchday 12 of the Spanish championship. The only goal of the fencing was scored by Lewandowski with the help of Ravenha.
As a result, Barcelona reached the same 31 points as Real Madrid, which has the best goal difference. But the Madrid team enters the field on Sunday to face Girona. For its part, Valencia is tenth with a score of 15.
The victory served to Barcelona to respond to their fans after the early elimination in the Champions League and relieved the pressure on coach Xavi.
It was not a day in Valencia. In the 17th minute, the host team lost by attacking Cavani, who was injured. He worries about the seriousness of the injury that could take Uruguay out of the World Cup. It was not all bad. In the 22nd minute, Barcelona scored a goal with Ansu Fati, but the referee signaled offside and canceled the show.
Barcelona kept pressing and missed another opportunity to open the scoring in the 43rd minute. Jordi Alba put the ball on Lewandowski’s head, who hit the post. But Valencia went back and managed to break the 0 x 0.
In the second part, Valencia decided to leave the game and scored even with Samuel Leno. The show was also cancelled, with Marcus Andre turning the ball over with his hand. But the home team interrupted the game again and hinted that they would be satisfied with the result.
But Barcelona did not accept the rival label. Xavi moved in and hit the Brazilian Ravenha, which added speed to the match. And in minute 39, Pedri fell to the bottom and came back. Ferrando Torres came kicking and missed a great scoring opportunity
But after much insistence, Barcelona scored the winning goal in the 48th minute. Rafinha, who had no space, put the ball over Lewandowski, who sent it into the net, without giving Valencia time to respond.
Earlier, Rayo Vallecano surprised by beating Sevilla 1-0 away from home. Thus, he climbed to eighth place with 18 points, leaving his rival in an embarrassing position in the classification table, in sixteenth place, with ten points.