Champions League: Chris Smalling lauds Man United physical intensity against Barcelona

Champions League: Chris Smalling lauds Man United physical intensity against Barcelona

"We know it can be done", said the England centre-back."If we can carry on from the second-half performance when we were really on the front foot, brought intensity to the game and caused them a few problems, that's what we need to go there and do".

Given the relative weakness of the weekend's opposition, coach Massimiliano Allegri may not want to risk Ronaldo ahead of Tuesday's Champions League decider and could rotate his side.

Juventus have won every Italian league title since moving to their current stadium in 2011 and a record 34 in total.

Juventus is coming off a 1-1 draw in the first leg of its Champions League quarterfinal matchup with Ajax.

"If you don't believe that, then you just let them go through".

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was rested after returning from injury to score in the first leg against Ajax, with forwards Federico Bernardeschi and Mario Mandzukic also starting on the bench.

Cuadrado and Andrea Barzagli returned from lengthy injury lay-offs with youngsters defender Paolo Gozzi, 17, and midfielder Grigoris Kastanos, 21, given their debuts. "We're happy in this sense", Valverde said at a press conference.

Jurgen Klopp's team comfortably beat FC Porto in the first leg of its quarter-final on Tuesday even though it has, at times, come unstuck playing away from home in Europe this season.

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Huesca desperately needed a win to keep up their slim hopes of avoiding relegation but they struggled to make much of an impact and stay rooted to the bottom of the standings with 25 points from 32 games.

Sevilla is in fourth place, the final Champions League spot.

"They all got better as the minutes passed. He rediscovered some enthusiasm today because it wasn't easy for him psychologically of late". Lazio is five points behind Roma but has played a match less than most of its rivals and visits Milan later Saturday.

But Bonifazi pulled SPAL level, connecting with a corner to head past Perin.

All appeared to be going to plan on Saturday when Kean stuck out a boot to divert Joao Cancelo's shot into the opposite side of the net and past Spal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano in the 30th minute.

"If it was a group phase, where one point would be a positive result".

And naming an experimental young team backfired as SPAL came from behind to win 2-1, meaning Juve must wait to clinch an eighth consecutive title.

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