Valencia vs Barcelona Match Report

Valencia vs Barcelona Match Report

2018 Oct 12

At the Mestalla stadium, Valencia and  Barcelona ended in a 1-1 draw on the eighth day of La Liga.

This Sunday, Valencia received Barcelona at the stadium of Mestalla as part of the 8th day of La Liga. During this meeting, Valencia and Barça ended in a draw with a goal by Ezequiel Garay, against a goal of Lionel Messi (1-1).

Following this opposition, the Barcelona team dropped to second place with 15 points, while the Valencia team, nine points, climbed to 13th place.

Messi equalised for the Catalan club in the 23rd minute, assisted by Suarez, and allowed his team to clinch the point of the draw. Valencia opened the score in the second minute with a goal from Ezequiel Garay (1-0).

Two players were penalised with a yellow card on the side of Chés, Soler (43) and Parejo (58), and Suarez (41) and Coutinho (58) in the ranks of the FCB.

The Cules were more enterprising than the Valencians with 5 shots on goal (out of a total of 8 attempts) against 4 (out of 9). With 69% of possession against 31%, the Barcelonians had the stranglehold on the ball.

The next matches of Valencia and Barcelona

Valencia will host Leganés at on October 20, as part of the 9th day of LaLiga. The same day, Barça will receive Sevilla.


Valencia vs Barcelona fact sheet

  • Valencia  - Barça : 1-1 (1-1 at half time)

  • Valencia (Mestalla Stadium), October 7, 2018

  • Referee: Jose Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez

  • Valencia coach: Marcelino

  • Composition of Valencia FC: Neto (13), Piccini (21), Garay (24), Gabriel Paulista (5), Gaya (14), Parejo (10), Kondogbia (6) [then Coquelin in the 79th], Soler ( 8), Gameiro (9) [then Moreno in the 67th], Batshuayi (23) and Guedes (7) [then Cheryshev in the 12th]

  • Barcelona coach: Ernesto Valverde

  • Composition of FC Barcelona: ter Stegen (1), Semedo (2), Spades (3), Vermaelen (24), Alba (18), Arthur (8) [then Rafinha in 88th], Rakitic (4), Busquets ( 5), Messi (10), Suarez (9) and Coutinho (7) [then Dembele in the 84th]

  • Goals: Ezequiel Garay (2nd) for Valencia, Lionel Messi (23rd) for Barça

  • Warnings: Soler (43) and Parejo (58) for Valencia, Suarez (41) and Coutinho (58) for Barça

  • No ejected players

Soccer field