A Lionel Messi double saw Barcelona come from 2-0 down to draw against an impressive Valencia at the Nou Camp. Kevin Gameiro struck the opener for the visitors, before Daniel Parejo doubled their lead from the penalty spot.
Messi scored his first from the spot, with his second a curler from the edge of the box in the 64th minute.
He suffered a knock to his right thigh soon afterwards but is expected to be fit for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Real Madrid.
“I imagine that he can’t be too bad,” said Valverde. “We’ll wait to see what the doctors say, then evaluate things based on that.”
Atletico Madrid face Real Betis on Sunday, bidding to close the gap with leaders Barcelona to three points.