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Barcelona coach Martino raps players after Valencia shock defeat

Barcelona have been shocked by Valencia at the Nou Camp. Ten-man Barcelona suffered their first home defeat of the season as Jordi Alba was sent off in a 3-2 loss to Valencia.

Few would have predicted the outcome when Alexis Sanchez gave Barca the lead in the seventh minute, but Gerardo Martino's faltering side released their early grip on the game and went behind to goals from Dani Parejo and Pablo Piatti either side of half-time.

Lionel Messi responded quickly by equalising from the penalty spot, but Paco Alcacer scored the visitors' third goal on 59 minutes and this time Barcelona had no answer.

"We had the impression that the match was over after half an hour and we paid for that. I said that we will pay for our errors, and we committed errors today," said Barca coach Tata Martino.

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