Juventus defender Barzagli to retire at season's end
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Apr 17, 2019,
Apr 17, 2019, 12:34
"You usually win the Scudetto with 84-86 points but last term Napoli had 91 - a club record - and still finished second, so our performance that season was extraordinary".
Add to that the fact that only Marcus Rashford is really in any sort of form from among Utd's attackers and I think "no" on "both teams to score" looks a good bet because the hosts could very easily keep a clean sheet here.
'Those statistics are not bright, we can not defend not scoring goals at home, ' added Solskjaer.
With Messi out of the squad, Barcelona had a tough time against Huesca which included players such as Arturo Vidal, Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho and Malcolm. He played for around 70 minutes the other day and played well. But you have to write your own history.
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"Of course we always want to win, but there were some exceptional circumstances for us here", Valverde told his postmatch news conference. They're far more pragmatic this season and the way I see the game pan out, is that they soak up pressure and try to catch them on the break with their pacy forwards should the situation arise.
Barça were good at restricting United in the first leg as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men failed to register a single shot on target and Valverde is likely to plump for his usual four at the back.
Messi, 31, was left bloodied and bruised after an aerial challenge with the 6ft 3in defender during the Champions League quarter-final.
Reigning Spanish champions Barcelona were on Saturday, April 13, forced to a goalless draw by bottom placed club SD Huesca in La Liga encounter. "I don't know to what extent because he has been out for four weeks", Valverde said.
The previous result against Atletico Madrid [a 2-0 win that all but sowed up the title] allowed us to do that'.