FC Barcelona v Real Valladolid October 5, 2013; 20:00 GMT Camp Nou *** FC Barcelona host Real Valladolid in week 8 of this season’s La Liga with the hosts hoping to extend their 7 match winning run. Real Valladolid in contrast will be content with a third straight draw, at a stadium where they last got a point just under ten years ago. Despite a record breaking start to the domestic season, La Blaugrana are only ahead of Atletico Madrid on goal difference. Barcelona know that a slip up on Saturday could lead to the capital based side going top of La Liga the very next day. Gerardo Martino, the Blaugrana manager, will also want to dispel the myth that his side are over reliant on Lionel Messi, who is sidelined for a second straight game because of injury. Real Valladolid come into this match on the back of an impressive performance against Malaga where they looked threatening from set […]