Vilanova thanked the fans, the media, his staff and the players for how well he's been treated since the news of his illness became public.
"This situation keeps our feet on the ground because we are no different from anyone else," said the manager.
"I feel very supported and protected by the Club. I want to thank my staff and the players. This group has had too many close calls and I think it will help us, this situation keeps our feet on the ground because we are no different from anyone else."
On the game, with Pedro scoring twice, Vilanova added: "Pedro can score. I always say that if he gets time on the pitch he'll end up scoring because he's good with both feet. I think it's good for him that he scored and it's good for the team."