As the rain lashed down on a half-full Camp Nou, Barcelona kept alive their hopes of reaching 100 points -- having clinched La Liga last weekend.
Pedro Rodriguez, with his ninth goal of the season, gave La Blaugrana a first half lead. Captain for the night Xavi Hernandez setting him free to fire through Jaime's legs.
Barca had two before the break. La Masia graduate and current Real Valladolid defender, Marc Valiente, uncomfortably turning a corner into his own net.
The game continued without pace and without much atmosphere, but with lots of Barcelona possession.
A third goal never came -- Jaime making several decent stops -- but even Victor Perez's late penalty never really set the alarm bells ringing, as Barcelona ran out 2-1 winners.
La Liga: Camp Nou, Barcelona (1500 ET, 2100 CET)
Barcelona 2-0 Real Valladolid (Pedro 20', Valiente [OG] 42' - Perez [PEN] 89')
Barcelona: Victor Valdes; Martin Montoya, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets (Thiago Alcantara), Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta (Jonathan Dos Santos); Pedro Rodgirguez, Cesc Fabregas (Cristian Tello), David Villa
Subs: Jose Pinto; Marc Bartra, Alex Song, Alexis Sanchez
Real Valladolid: Jaime; Mikel Balenziaga, Jesus Rueda, Marc Valiente, Carlos Pena; Alvaro Rubio (Lluis Sastre), Víctor Perez; Omar Ramos, Óscar Gonzalez (Alberto Bueno), Daniel Larsson; Javi Guerra (Manucho)
Subs: Dani Hernandez; Henrique Sereno, Javier Baraja, Valder Rama,
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