However, the failure to beat weaker opposition will no doubt concern Barcelona fans.
But speaking after the tie, Valverde insisted his side had taken a step forward in the competition.
“We tried to get to our opponents’ goal through possession, but they did a great job defensively and tried to surprise us on the counterattack, spurred on by their fans,” he said.
And the boss admitted it was an emotional occasion for him.
“Tribute from Olympiakos fans? It touched me," he continued.
"They were very generous with me.
“They always behaved very well and had a lot of patience for me. It was exciting for me to come back here.” SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇
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