5 talking points from a struggling Barcelona against Real Valladolid.

Barcelona clinches a narrow victory over Real Valladolid to keep La Liga hopes alive with Quique Setien‘s men having yet another questionable performance.

It was once again Lionel Messi who found one of his teammates to keep the Catalan side at par with current league leaders Real Madrid, who face Granada on Monday with a chance to take the lead back to four points.

But the real hero of the match was none other than Barca’s knight in shining armor when needed, Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The German goalkeeper made multiple critical saves that ensured that the scoreboard read 1-0 for the entirety of the match with Setien’s men looking exhausted and lost in the entire second half.

A clear indication that the squad’s poor away form continues regardless of how much they train and work towards improving themselves. Setien now faces a massive task ahead with La Liga chances looking slim and Champions League just around the corner.

Here are 5 talking points from the match.

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