Sergi Samper started in midfield versus Villanovense. / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona's played to a scoreless draw in their visit to Villanovense in the first leg of the last 32 of the Copa del Rey.

Despite the tie, starting goalkeeper Jordi Masip said that the team "was very serious. We created chances but we have to congratulate Villanovense for their game." He put a lot of value in not conceding a goal: "The most positive was not giving anything up. I think we played well defensively."

"Personally I am very happy for the opportunity today," Masip said. "I work to make [decisions] difficult for the coach and to have opportunities like this," he added. Finally, he also highlighted the role of the Barça B team players: "I think they played well. We're ready to play whenever the coach needs it."


Masip, Samper and Kaptoum postgame reaction at... por fcbarcelona

Here are the highlights of what some of the other players had to say:

Wilfrid Kaptoum

"I felt good on the pitch. With the passing of time and I let go and finished with a good feeling."

"Samper, Gumbau and I know each other very well from Barça B, but it's different to play with the first team."

"I have to earn minutes in the return leg. The coach decides if I will participate."

Sergi Samper

"Very Satisfied. It was not the best result but everything remains open for the second leg. We knew it would be a tough game."

"My job is to do my best and improve as much as possible."

Next training session on Thursday

The first team's next training session will be on Thursday at 12.00pm CET, behind closed doors, at the Ciutat Esportiva. There will be no press conference.