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Jose Manuel Pinto rarely lets anyone down.
There can't be too many goalkeepers in world football who are happy to play second fiddle. In Jose Manuel Pinto, Barca have just that.
Ever since the 38-year-old joined the club in 2008, the affable Spaniard was well aware that he would be in goal for Copa del Rey matches only, or unless Victor Valdes was injured.
Some six years later, and with less than 40 appearances for the Blaugrana, Jose Manuel Pinto is still to let anyone down.
His professionalism is legendary, his concentration on the pitch from the very top drawer. And again Wednesday night, he showed his worth to the side.
More than once he produced a save of real quality, and despite being underused for much of the game, he was always alert to the irregular danger posed by the Sociedad attack.
It's a no-brainer to offer him an extension on his current contract.