After FC Barcelona beat RCD Espanyol on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the Catalan Super Cup, manager Ernesto Valverde spoke about “leaving with good sensations. What we most wanted was for the players to get minutes and to see some of the Barça B lads in a match situation.”

“The game went through many phases and had a lot of changes. We started well but there were times when our game fell off a little. But we ended with almost only B team players on the pitch and it was a good chance to see them in action.”

On Denis Suárez’s injury, he added that “he could have carried on but as he could feel some pain he decided to stop. We hope he recovers quickly”.

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