Bravo: Penalty save my job

Claudio Bravo has played down the impact of his penalty save in Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over Valencia on Saturday.

The goalkeeper guessed correctly to push Dani Parejo’s spotkick wide early in the first half, prompting suggestions that his stop was a turning point in the match, but he insists he was only doing what was expected of him.

“They’re specific moments when goalkeepers must intervene and save the situation,” he said after the game.

“[Valencia] were a very good team in every department and made life difficult for us on several occasion. We came [into this match] on the back of a demanding match in Paris.

“Sometimes you all have to pull together when the game isn’t going your way, especially when you arrive on the back of a game like Wednesday’s [against Paris Saint-Germain].

“We want to stay on this path and continue aspiring to be outstanding in every detail. We’ll begin planning for our next opponents in the morning.”

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