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Don´t blame Valdes, says Zubizarreta

Andoni Zubizarreta has defended Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes, after his error gifted Real Madrid a late goal in Thursday's Super Cup.

His mistake means next Wednesday's second leg at the at the Santiago Bernabeu is delicately poised at 3-2 in Barcelona's favour.

After going a goal down to Cristiano Ronaldo's header, Barca were brought to life and strikes from Pedro, Lionel Messi and Xavi looked to have put the tie beyond Madrid's reach.

However, after Valdes failed to control a simple back pass, Angel di Maria nipped in to reduce the defect, and both teams will have everything to play for in the return leg.

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