Valverde won three league titles over two spells with the Greek giants.
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For the first time since playing to an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia, Barcelona's Camp Nou opens its doors when Olympiakos visit Wednesday.Chants in favor of independence are common at the Camp Nou from a section of the Barca fanbase, most notably in the 17th minute to mark the fall of Catalonia in the Spanish War of Succession in 1714 .Leading Barca players such as Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta called for politicians on both sides of the independence debate to negotiate in the wake of the Oct. 1 referendum.A run of nine straight wins in La Liga and the Champions League was ended Saturday, but Barca are heavy favorites to get back to winning ways against one of Valverde's former clubs.
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