On Saturday FC Barcelona face the visit of Valencia to Camp Nou in week 32 of La Liga. The clash between first and third in the table is the same fixture in which current coach Ernesto Valverde scored his only brace for the blaugranes back in his playing days.
His double came in the 1989-90 season with Johan Cruyff as coach at more or less the same point in the season as now. The match was on 8 April 1990 and was week 33 of that season. Goals in the 47th and 64th minutes by Valverde gave Barça a 2-1 win in a season in which they would finish third in the league.
Now, more than 28 years later, Valverde takes on Valencia again in what will be the two clubs’ fourth meeting of the current campaign. In La Liga back in November the two sides played out a 1-1 draw before they met again in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey earlier this year, Barça winning 1-0 in the home leg and 2-0 away in Mestalla.