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Wednesday March 26 2014
Zubi: An expensive three points

Andoni Zubizarreta could offer little update on the condition of Victor Valdes after Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Celta Vigo.

Valdes was stretchered off in the first half and early reports from Spain say he has torn his cruciate ligament and will be out for six months.

“They are examining Valdes to see what the problem is. They don’t know yet,” the sporting director said after the final whistle.

“It’s very bad luck. This was an expensive three points.”

Zubi added that if Valdes is ruled out for a lengthy period, the rest of the Barca team will have to pull together to cope.

He also commended the performance of Jose Pinto, who replaced the stricken Valdes.

“We’ll have to be more together in adversity,” the former goalkeeper added.

“We saw that in the second half, Pinto was extraordinary.

“But we feel very bad. This victory has cost us a lot. We all feel pain.”

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