Valencia: César; Miguel, Dealbert, David
Navarro, Bruno; Albelda (Maduro 89'), Banega; Pablo Hernández, David
Silva (Baraja 90'), Mathieu (Miku 71'); Mata. 4-2-3-1.
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Abidal; Xavi (Busquets 79'), Touré Yaya, Keita; Pedro (Bojan 76'), Messi, Iniesta. 4-3-3.
Yellow cards: Silva 51', Banega 61', Navarro 72', Piqué 78', Miguel 85', Alves 93'.
Barcelona dropped their first points of the season in the league, although they still remain top of the table after a 0-0 draw at Valencia on Saturday evening. Curiously both sides lined up without a recognised centre forward, the coaches deciding to save Villa and Ibrahimovic for the midweek European encounters. Valdés was in action early on though to keep out Pablo, and the Barça keeper also made important saves from Mata, Pablo and Silva later on. The nearest the visitors came to scoring were a couple of efforts after the break from Messi and Touré Yaya, but in the end both sides settled for a point.