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Barcelona may have had to come back to earn a point, but their central defender thinks that the team should value it...

Gerard Pique valued Barcelona's point against Valencia on Saturday evening but did lament his team's inability to keep their opponents out just before the break.

The Blaugrana took the lead in Mestalla through Lionel Messi, but los Che netted twice in the closing moments of the opening half through Hedwiges Maduro and Pablo.

Valencia's attempts to defend their lead proved to be unsuccessful, however, as Thierry Henry earned Barca a point that Pique thinks should be cherished.

"It was a positive game and we can accept the draw as a good result," he told the club's official website.

"There equaliser effected us a lot, because it came from a corner. They had a five-minute spell that we should not have let happen.

"But, fortunately, we were able to equalise."

Pique believes that Valencia were able to control parts of the game because it was they, and not Barcelona, who employed spoiling tactics.

"Normally we try and play in a way that stops our opponents doing well, but today things were reversed as they stopped us from playing the ball around like we are used to," he added.

Lucas Brown, Goal.com

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