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Juventus made to wait for Serie A title after surprise defeat

Juventus made to wait for Serie A title after surprise defeat

Indeed, a Barca team featuring full debutants Moussa Wague and Jean-Clair Todibo failed to manage a shot on target in the second half, although Malcom went closest to breaking the deadlock when he rattled the left post with a vicious shot.

Pique produced a man-of-the-match performance for Barcelona in their 1-0 win over Premier League giants Manchester United in what was the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal clash.

Kevin-Prince Boateng shot over as Barcelona began to take control, but clear chances were few and far between in the opening half-hour.

During the Barcelona fixture on Wednesday, the 24-year-old Swede had a busy night down the right at Old Trafford, as he was playing along Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw in what looked like a back-three formation with Ashley Young and Diogo Dalot as the wing-backs. Marc-Andre ter Stegen keeps his place and will captain the side against Huesca.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils has everything to play for ahead of the second leg in a week's time at Camp Nou.

"I didn't realise at the time that I'd actually caught him like that", Smalling continued. It was a test for the players that played, and I think they did well. He started settling us to be fair.

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It would be a 28th trophy in four countries for the five-time Ballon d'Or victor, a haul which includes five Champions League, and the Euro 2016 title with Portugal.

However, there is no question which of them is having the better season overall. "You have to understand the circumstances which surrounded the match".

In the midfield, Arturo Vidal will play in Sergio Busquets' position, accompanied by academy graduates Carles Aleña and Riqui Puig.

"We were all thinking about Manchester - those that were here and those that stayed at home", he told reporters.

"[We are] not too gutted, obviously we are a bit disappointed with the result but we're all very positive and I know the boys can pull off something positive in Barcelona".