Barca, Messi look to set record straight

Barca, Messi look to set record straight

The reason is to keep them sharp for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie against Manchester United at Camp Nou.

He retired from worldwide football with Spain a year ago after 102 appearances, a World Cup title and a European Championship crown.

"We knew that they were going to play at speed, with long balls and second balls".

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

In their debut La Liga campaign, Huesca are now bottom of the table, where they've been for much of the season.

Jose Mourinho has singled out Scott McTominay for special praise after his fine performance in Manchester United's 1-0 loss to FC Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night. It was a test for the players that played, and I think they did well.

"We will prepare another final as if it were the last one", he said.

"We paid a little for our inexperience", said Allegri.


Ousmane Dembele's chance of a start there would appear enhanced after he played 67 minutes following his recovery from a hamstring injury.

The second leg will be on April 16 where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side know they will have to score to cancel out Barcelona's away goal.

The dominance of Barcelona in Spain has been shaped by Lionel Messi. Any more Atletico Madrid slip-ups mean they have a strong chance of closing the title in about three weeks' time. "We want to show that we're superior".

Barca had already scored the only goal of the game at the time of the challenge, with Messi - generally quiet by his standards - crossing for Luis Suarez, whose header deflected in off United defender Luke Shaw.

FC Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw away to bottom of the table Huesca on Saturday after fielding a team which looked nothing like their usual starting 11.

Even though they're bound to rest players here, Barcelona remain overwhelming favorites, having won the reverse fixture 8-2 back at the start of September.

The strike took 19-year-old Kean to six league goals for the season, and past Juve legend Alessandro del Piero's previous record league tally for a teenager for a single season in Serie A.

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