6 Talking Points from Valencia 1-1 Barcelona

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6 Talking Points from Valencia 1-1 Barcelona
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To say Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw by Valencia is probably unfair on the home side.

Los Che took a first half lead through Ever Banega when the midfielder was allowed too much time in the Barca area. His low, drilled shot went through Dani Alves and others, leaving Victor Valdes unsighted.

La Blaugrana were soon level, though.

Pedro Rodriguez was fouled in the area by Joao Pereira, and Lionel Messi's penalty nearly ripped the net.

In the second half, both teams had chances to win it, both teams didn't take them, and ultimately both will be happy with a point.

Here are six talking points the draw has brought under the microscope...

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