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Ernesto Valverde calls on Gerard Deulofeu to impress

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde calls on Gerard Deulofeu to make his mark during the two-legged Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has called on Gerard Deulofeu to make his mark during the two-legged Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid.

Barca will welcome Madrid to Camp Nou for the first leg of their clash on Sunday night, before visiting the Bernabeu in the return fixture on Wednesday.

Neymar's departure has opened up a spot on the left side of Barcelona's front three, and Deulofeu, who returned to the club from Everton this summer, was picked to start the Joan Gamper Trophy against Chapecoense earlier this week.

Valverde has said that he was pleased with Deulofeu's performance against Chapecoense, but the 53-year-old wants to see how the winger performs in a high-pressure situation.

"With Deulofeu, we only have his performance against Chapecoense to use as a reference," Valverde told reporters. "It's too early to judge his understanding with the other players, although I liked his performance in the Gamper Trophy. We'll see when we're faced by real difficulties."

Deulofeu, 23, re-joined Barcelona earlier this summer following spells at AC Milan and Everton.

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2Valencia853021101118
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La Liga Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona87102432122
2Valencia853021101118
3Real Madrid8521157817
4Atletico MadridAtletico8440135816
5Sevilla851294516
6Leganes842273414
7Real Sociedad84131917213
8Villarreal84131110113
9Real Betis84131717013
10Celta Vigo83231813511
11Athletic Bilbao8323109111
12Levante8242810-210
13Espanyol8233711-49
14Getafe822410918
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo8224916-78
16EibarEibar8215317-147
17GironaGirona8134713-66
18Las PalmasLas Palmas8206718-116
19AlavesAlaves8107312-93
20Malaga8017418-141
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