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The 30-year-old has launched a scathing attack on the Blaugrana coach and has stated that the big clubs in Spain get preferential treatment from officials

Levante midfielder Valdo has slammed Pep Guardiola, saying that the Barcelona coach tried to influence the decisions of referee Teixeira Vitienes the Blaugrana's 2-1 defeat of the Valencia-based side on Saturday.

Lionel Messi scored the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute after Isaac Cuenca was felled by Pedro Botelho inside the Levante box.

Guardiola admitted after the match that the decision to award the penalty was debatable, and Valdo was one of Levante's players who were unhappy with the coach's attitude during the contest.

"Guardiola spent the entire match putting pressure on the referee," Valdo told Telemadrid.

"I am angry. There was no penalty, it did not exist. This is what the big clubs get."

Barcelona remain four points adrift of leaders Real Madrid in second place, while Levante are still fifth ahead of Osasuna, who are in action against Betis on Sunday.