Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has reiterated that the support of the club's fans will not change his decision on his future at Camp Nou.
"The unbeaten record is nice but the more important thing is that we have carried on winning".
The visitors should have been level just three minutes after the break after Rodrigo took advantage of Umtiti's error to round Ter Stegen, only for Gerard Pique to clear his shot off the line when it looked easier to score.
Marcelino's side are three points behind Atletico Madrid, who host Levante on Sunday, and just one ahead of Real Madrid, visiting bottom side Malaga.
Andres Iniesta has been nothing short of brilliant at and for Barcelona, which is exactly why they handed the 33-year-old a lifetime contract.
Valverde now wants his players to build momentum to see out the campaign, having set a record for the most games without defeat in the Spanish top flight.
Was scoring early important after what happened in Roma?
MF Philippe Coutinho, 8 - The Brazilian was lively and incisive throughout the game and found Suarez in limited space for the opening goal, later coming close with a thumping long-range strike. Ivan Rakitic was replaced in midfield by Paulinho while Philippe Coutinho came in for Nelson Semedo.
In contrast, fellow newcomer Ousmane Dembele hasn't been shown the same trust as Coutinho despite arriving six months earlier than his counterpart. We knew the fans could be angry, but we're hurting, too.
Earlier, Sevilla overcame a red card, missed penalty and 2-0 deficit against Villarreal to seal a valuable point in the race for Europa League qualification.
As a result, Barça have surpassed Real Sociedad's respective record of 38, which they had set in the 1979-80 season in La Liga. Seven of those outfield players have featured in over 2000 minutes this season.
The fatigue was obvious.
Los Che visit Camp Nou looking to enhance their chances of finishing second in La Liga this season.