Rating the Barcelona Players Against Real Valladolid

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Rating the Barcelona Players Against Real Valladolid
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Barcelona celebrate their La Liga title victory.

FC Barcelona returned to the Camp Nou as champions on Sunday night and shrugged off the effects of week-long celebrations to comfortably defeat Real Valladolid 2-1.

With La Liga sealed and Valladolid safe from relegation, the game took on a low-key atmosphere.

As the rain fell on the Camp Nou, it became clear that most fans had turned up for the postgame celebrations, rather than the fixture itself.

The visitors pressed early as both teams exchanged shots on goal, but a horribly sloppy pass from Jesús Rueda allowed Xavi to put Pedro Rodriguez through on goal for the opener.

Former Barcelona youth Marc Valiente then inadvertently turned a corner into the Valladolid net before halftime.

The Catalans continued to enjoy possession after the break, but failed to convert their chances.

Victor Perez's late penalty proved some consolation for La Pucela before the final whistle and the long-awaited presentation of the league champions for 2012-2013.

Here is how Barcelona's performers fared.

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