Live Barcelona Blog: Stats from the win at Real Valladolid

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Hello and welcome to today’s live Barcelona blog.

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9.45pm – Valverde not happy

Coach Ernesto Valverde has criticised the pitch at Real Valladolid after Barcelona scraped to a 1-0 victory.

Watch his comments here.

6.35pm – Valladolid deserved a point, says Sergio

Real Valladolid coach Sergio Gonzalez said after the 1-0 defeat to Barcelona that he thought his team had deserved to walk away with a draw.

Watch his post-match comments here.

Sergio Gonzalez.

Sergio Gonzalez.

5.10pm – Barcelona v Real Valladolid post-match statistics

Ousmane Dembele scored the only goal as La Liga champions Barcelona survived a late VAR scare to claim a hard-fought 1-0 win at promoted Real Valladolid.

Here are some stats from the game.

1:50 – Pique hits out at La Liga organisers

Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique hit out at La Liga organisers after his team edged to victory over Valladolid on a “lamentable” pitch.

The weekend action in Spain has been overshadowed by threats of a player strike over plans to stage matches in the United States, and Pique called on organisers to change their priorities.

12:00 – Valverde says pitch conditions played a major part

Coach Ernesto Valverde has criticised the pitch at Real Valladolid after Barcelona scraped to a 1-0 victory.

The players were seen struggling as the newly laid turf began cutting up during the match at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla, with Valverde saying he had not seen anything like it “for a long time”.

The Barca coach blamed the state of the surface for making it difficult for his players to launch a counter attack and find a second goal.

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Watch Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde criticise the Real Valladolid pitch

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Ernesto Valverde

Coach Ernesto Valverde has criticised the pitch at Real Valladolid after Barcelona scraped to a 1-0 victory.

The players were seen struggling as the newly laid turf began cutting up during the match at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla, with Valverde saying he had not seen anything like it “for a long time”.

Watch Valverde’s post-match comments below.

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Ousmane Dembele had half of Barcelona's shots as he snatched a win at Real Valladolid

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Ousmane Dembele scored the only goal as La Liga champions Barcelona survived a late VAR scare to claim a hard-fought 1-0 win at promoted Real Valladolid.

Dembele struck just before the hour after spurning several chances at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla but the hosts would not lie down and almost snatched a last-gasp point.

Here’s a look at the Barcelona v Real Valladolid post-match statistics.

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