Real Valladolid 0-1 Barcelona: Champions win despite poor pitch (Match Highlights) - La Liga
|Lionel Messi, Barcelona players celebrate with Ousmane Dembele after scoring the winner at Real Valladolid.|
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Barcelona held on for a hard-earned win over Real Valladolid as the home team had a late equaliser cancelled by VAR.
Video Assistant Referee was introduced to La Liga this season and was instrumental to show that Keko's diving header was offside.
French winger Ousmane Dembele net a second-half winner to give the champions a second win in as many La Liga matches.
Large divots appeared throughout the match and was a constant problem to both teams as they were forced to try to fix patches of turf, reports suggest that the pitch was laid few days before the match.
This is how Real Valladolid pitch looked like 2 days ago. They’re facing Barcelona on the same pitch now in La Liga. pic.twitter.com/fXWC6pKNIE— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) August 25, 2018
"It was a disgrace."— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) August 26, 2018
Real Valladolid will face disciplinary action over the state of their pitch during their 1-0 loss to Barcelona: https://t.co/GVmdm2aDQC pic.twitter.com/zZpcr4Dt4u
Barcelona maintain their 100% start to their title defence after a 3-0 victory over Alaves in their first game.
Watch the Real Valladolid 0-1 Barcelona match highlights below: