Valverde has become indispensable for Real Madrid this season, starting in three of the team's four La Liga matches and blossoming in a box-to-box role.
Many see the German team as having reached rock bottom when considering the mediocre performances over the past two years.
That means Barca have to rely on Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and the youngster Ronald Araujo until the next transfer window, with Samuel Umtiti struggling with knee problems and not in the new coach's plans.
"It is true that the altitude is difficult. It can be suffocating. But what is really important is the flight of the ball and how that changes."
"We did a good job to stop their points from the paint, and this brought us an advantage in this match," said Shanghai coach Milos Paden, who revealed that injured guard Peng Szu-Chin will miss the first stage matches of the regular season. Enditem
Vasco dropped to 10th in the standings, having lost four of their past five fixtures.
He also hopes that Tokyo will host the world championships again soon after the Olympic Games.
Du Kangxin led Wuhan players with 15 points. Li Xiu and Han Biaobiao finished with 14 and 10 points respectively.
Opening a club in the urban area, Feng hoped more and more young people in China will have the opportunity to know and start to play golf.
Elsewhere Arsenal have decided to leave Mesut Ozil out of their 25-man squad for the Europa League, which means the German, who still has a year left on his contract, has played his last game for the club. Enditem
In other fixtures on Sunday, Fluminense won 1-0 at home to Bahia, Atletico Goianiense overcame Bragantino 2-1 at home and hosts Ceara beat Corinthians 2-1. Enditem