Pinto was hit by an object at Alaves

Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto played down an incident where he was hit by an object in the Copa del Rey game at Alaves.

The 36-year-old, who usually deputises for Victor Valdes in the competition, was struck by an object thrown from the stands in the 51st minute of the match, which Barcelona won 3-0.

However, at the post-match Press he claimed he did not want to attach too much importance to the episode.

“I know that something thrown from the stands hit me but I don’t want to dwell on it,” said Pinto, who was involved in a tussle for the ball at the time.

“I think it was a bread roll and I bled a little but I don’t want to give it too much importance.”

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