Barcelona suffered a second El Clasico defeat of the season.
The Blaugrana put an encouraging performance against arch-rivals and league-leaders Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final on Wednesday evening.
Both the teams drew until the 90th minute before Federico Valverde scored the winning goal in the 97th minute of the game.
President Joan Laporta was pleased with his side’s performance and gave a heartfelt message in the dressing room.
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He stated: “We’re very proud. All of the Culers are proud to be Barcelona fans. Now more than ever.
“The messages that we’re receiving from Barcelona, that match that you’ve played where you stepped up, you showed talent, you showed pride, you’ve outdone yourselves. You were brave, brave! We can be proud.
“As the president of Barca, with the rest of the board, and the Culers around the world, we’re all proud to be Barca fans. Thank you all.
“This is the path, coach, staff, very good. Brave.
“We almost had it. We’re just missing the win. But I’m sure that if we keep going we’ll get it. Thank you. Visca Barca. You’ve stepped up. we’re proud.”