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Luis Súarez scored the game-winning goal on Saturday — in the first minute of the match. / MIGUEL RUIZ

Huge attendance: In Friday's press conference, Luis Enrique asked the fans to come to Camp Nou. And they did, as 92,915 spectators filled the stadium, energetically supporting the team throughout FC Barcelona's 2–0 victory over Valencia. It was the second best mark of the season, only surpassed by the 98,760 that attended El Clásico.

Luis Suárez: A test as demanding as Valencia got off to an excellent start, thanks to a quick goal by Suárez just 54 seconds into the game that gave the team both the lead and a dose of confidence. The players regularly broke down the second-best defensive team in the league.

Claudio Bravo: The Chilean goalkeeper played a prominent role throughout the game with two decisive saves. The first was the Dani Parejo penalty kick he stopped on 9 minutes. The second, and with the score 1–0, was when he rejected another dangerous shot from Rodrigo in the area. Bravo once again demonstrated why he is the Zamora Trophy favourite.

Lionel Messi: He scored his 400th goal at the age of just 27. When the team was most under pressure from Valencia, the Argentinian displayed his incredible skills and ability to read the game by coming back to midfield to help in build-up plays and setting the pace for his teammates. He has no equal.

Team depth: Luis Enrique has always been committed to giving playing time to the whole team to keep his players in top condition at this most crucial stage of the season. This week was a good example, as 18 different players got minutes in wins against Paris Saint-Germain and Valencia.


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