Allegri: Serie A is easy for those who don’t win

Ashley Young is just as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo it was claimed in 2008

Ashley Young is just as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo it was claimed in 2008

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.

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal said his side were distracted by their upcoming Champions League quarter-final decider against Manchester United after the runaway La Liga leaders could only draw 0-0 at struggling Huesca on Saturday.

"But after the game we had a brief chat, shook hands and he said he knew it was an accident".

The Argentine superstar was rested along with nearly the entire XI that had played in Manchester, for the weekend LaLiga 0-0 draw over bottom side Huesca.

The Argentina playmaker had been given the all-clear after scans following a collision with Manchester United's Chris Smalling during the Champions League match at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Messi's not the only Barca player who will have the weekend off ahead of the second leg of their quarterfinal against United at Camp Nou on Tuesday. Paolo Gozzi had a good game, including after Barzagli went off. Kastanos was struggling a little in the role of mezz'ala, while (Hans) Nicolussi and Mavidi did well.

They were also an integral part of the Italy team.

'Those that start the game will be important but so will those that finish it, ' said Valverde.

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

The game's most illustrious pair could yet meet in this year's final, should Barca capitalise on its 1-0 first-leg win over United and then overcome either Liverpool or Porto in the semis.

But Solskjaer, who scored the victor when United won the Champions League at the Camp Nou in 1999, believes Barca's prestigious European history makes beating the Spanish champions a different prospect to PSG. I am attracted to various ideas in the world of football, and I will take the time to decide.

"The plan has not come out, but we have reached the 80th minute alive".

However, United overcame PSG in the last 16, despite losing the first leg at home, and Valverde is wary of allowing a similar fate to befall Barcelona.

However Rashford also failed to make proper contact with his big chance early in the second-half when Ter Stegen could only punch a cross into his path.

'We don't want them to score but our game plan as always will be to try to score, anything else would be absurd'.

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