Víctor Valdés suffered an ACL tear on 22 minutes after saving a free kick from Augusto. The Club's Medical Services confirm that he will need surgery. The keeper fell awkwardly on his right leg, forcing him to ask to be substituted. He was subbed off two minutes later for Pinto while he was being carted off the pitch of the Camp Nou.
This isn’t Valdés’ first injury this season. The keeper picked up a calf injury during the international friendly in South Africa. He was out for eight matches, the last ones of 2013. His first match after that injury was against Elche at the Camp Nou.
In addition, Andrés Iniesta was subbed out at the break due to niggling issues with his left thigh. The player was taken off for Sergi Roberto.
Pinto proved an able replacement with a couple of decisive interventions, first with a brilliant double save on 52 minutes and then making another great stop from Bermeo – just a few minutes after he’d himself picked up a nasty knock after colliding with the post.