Moise Kean on target but SPAL postpone Juventus title celebrations

Moise Kean on target but SPAL postpone Juventus title celebrations

He retired from global football with Spain past year after 102 appearances, a World Cup title and a European Championship crown. "We have to take those losses into account and use them to move forward".

"It is very hard over the course of a season to always be at the highest level", said Valverde.

With the second leg against the English side looming and another Liga title in sight, Valverde opted for some fresh faces while also covering for suspended duo Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez.

"I'm more about writing my own destiny", he said.

United had just 34 per cent of the possession and registered no shots on target in the first leg against Barcelona, while they had the ball for just 28 per cent of their 3-1 win away to PSG in the previous round.

"I think all of us who played today, and those who didn't, were thinking about the game on Tuesday".

"Those statistics are not bright, we can not defend not scoring goals at home", added Solskjaer. He is available to play but maybe not for 90 minutes'.

AC Milan consolidated fourth place with a 1-0 win over Lazio.

More news: Chinese Grand Prix: Bottas fastest in second practice

'We will be true to our style but we are also aware of what they have in attack and the game can't become you attack us, we attack you. "If we get to injury-time we are a fit team".

Barca's imperious domestic record is in stark contrast to their recent failures in the Champions League, where they have failed to get beyond the quarter-finals since winning the competition in 2015.

"Of course we always want to win, but there were some exceptional circumstances for us here", Valverde told his postmatch news conference.

Having been able to rest the majority of their first team at the weekend, the Catalans should be much fresher and their daunting home form in this competition means it is extremely hard to oppose them.

Fortunately for Barcelona, Messi has been cleared to play against Huesca this weekend, though it's likely Ernesto Valverde will rest him ahead of next week's second leg.

The early goal should have settled the Catalans into their stride as their dominance of possession was close to 90 percent in the opening stages.

Lionel Messi joins the group of absentees in Barca's LA Liga match with SD Huesca after a brutal collision with Chris Smalling.

Related Articles