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‘Don’t give a Ferrari to a truck driver’ – Barcelona fans fume with Valverde after draw

Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo on Tuesday night, as despite twice taking the lead in the game, they weren’t able to hold out for three points.

Ousmane Dembele gave the Catalan giants the lead in the first half, but that lasted less than 10 minutes as Jonny found an equaliser just before the interval.

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After the break, Paco Alcacer thought he may have secured a win for the visitors, only for Ernesto Valverde to see Sergi Roberto sent off with 20 minutes remaining as Iago Aspas struck late on to seal a share of the spoils for the hosts.

Despite the fact that they remain unbeaten in the league this season and are firmly on course to win the La Liga title, as seen in the comments below, many supporters were not impressed with what they saw.

In Valverde’s defence, he sensibly rested key individuals such as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez for this game with the Copa del Rey final this weekend firmly in his mind.

In turn, he finally did what many supporters have been demanding for weeks in terms of resting players and rotating to give others an opportunity, and yet he still somehow earned criticism after the game.

It’s a disappointing outcome, but ultimately if Barca go on to win against Sevilla this weekend to pick up a trophy and add the league crown in a matter of weeks, the club will certainly be pleased with the return from Valverde.

Question marks have been raised over the style he has implemented since taking charge, but as far as results go, this is another important point on their path to securing silverware and with the options at his disposal, he is set to deliver a successful campaign.

Nevertheless, there are many fans who are not entirely pleased…

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