Rakitic Barcelona were better than Valencia

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic rued their inability to win after settling for a 1-1 draw at Valencia on Sunday eveningThe Croatia international played the full 90 minutes at the Mestalla, but was unable to help the Catalan giants prevent extending their winless run to four La Liga games.After Ezequiel Garay’s second-minute opener for Valencia, captain Lionel Messi rose to the occasion by netting an equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Barcelona.“We were superior during the game, it’s a pity not having achieved the three points,” Rakitic told the club website.“It’s a pity that with all the effort we made, they hurt us with so little, I think we can take advantage of the break to regain some strength”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Barcelona have now surrounded their hold of top spot in La Liga to Rakitic’s former club Sevilla.Sergio Busquets added: “We turned the situation around in a good first half, but Valencia closed ranks and it was difficult to find spaces.“It is a very equal league, we have to look to ourselves and try to win three points again.”Barcelona will have a chance to reclaim top spot in La Liga, after the international break, by hosting new leaders Sevilla at the Camp Nou on October 20.last_img

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