LaLiga: Raphinha header gives 10-man Barcelona narrow win over Valencia | Football News

BARCELONA: Brazilian winger RaphinhaThe first-half header was enough to give Barcelona a narrow 1-0 victory over struggling Valencia at Camp Nou where the home side was reduced to 10 men for the last half hour of the game in The league on Sunday.
Raphinha nodded over the goalkeeper after a brilliant long pass from midfielder Sergio Busquets spotted the Brazilian winger behind the defense in the box in the 15th minute.
Barca could have extended their lead in the 55th minute when Ferran Torres fired a penalty kick wide of the goal. Five minutes later, however, they lost defender Ronald Araujo to a red card for a last-man foul on Hugo Duro.
Barca lead La Liga on 62 points, 10 clear of second-placed Real Madrid, who play at Betis later on Sunday. Valencia, who have won just one of their last 10 league games, are second to last with 23 points.


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