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Where: Mestalla Stadium.
When: Sunday September 1, 20.00 BST.
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It’s set to be a tough test for Valencia in La Liga as the side host Barcelona at the Mestalla Stadium having not beaten the Catalans since 2006/07.
Los Che also lost their last match to Espanyol in disappointing fashion and head coach Miroslav Djukic will be keen to bounce back with a good performance.
Barca in contrast have hit the ground running under new boss Gerardo Martino and have secured back-to-back league victories – including a 7-0 demolition of Levante in the opening weekend – as well as triumphing over Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana.
However, Atleti exposed the Spanish giants to be not quite the immovable force that the club has been considered over the past few years.
The Catalonia outfit did not even beat the Madrid club over two legs and only secured victory through an away goal.
Talisman Lionel Messi was largely ineffectual against Atletico and Valencia may have been given confidence by a somewhat lacklustre display from the four-time Ballon D’Or winner.
However, it can’t be denied that Barca are the team in better form and without top-scorer Roberto Soldado – sold to Tottenham Hotspur this summer – it will be an even more difficult prospect for Los Che.