01 February 2012

Pinto, love and hate at the Mestalla

They won the Cup in 2009 and lost the 2011.

José Manuel Pinto back today to defend the goal Barca at Mestalla nine months after losing there (0-1) the final of the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid. The goalkeeper of Puerto de Santa Maria does not have very good memories of that loss to the whites, champions thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal in overtime, but the other end copera won two years earlier (4-1) in the same scenario against Athletic Club de Bilbao.

In 2009, Barça overcame the so much initial of the vitoriano Gaizka Toquero and Pinto, 33, held in Valencia which was her first professional title without successful Intertoto Cup in the summer of 2000 with Celta de Vigo. Now take 13 as a bodyguard and Victor Valdes.

That of tonight will be the first encounter of the tournament of KO that the Cadiz goalkeeper dispute at the Mestalla against Valencia, which is already measured in the 2010-11 League contributed to the triumph (0-1) Barca goal holder. Valdes did not make the call because of an injury. Celta's shirt appeared four times in the league on the fief 'che' but never won (one draw and three defeats) and left his unbeaten framework. (via MD)