Rotated Barcelona surrender two points to Atletico after Huesca draw

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Barcelona's second-string side were held to an uneventful 0-0 draw in La Liga by basement side SD Huesca on Saturday.

Youngsters Jean-Clair Todibo, Riqui Puig, Abel Ruiz and Moussa Wague are also in contention for minutes against the competition's bottom side.

Chris Smalling has lauded Manchester United's physical intensity that kept Barcelona at bay during the first leg of their Champions League quarter finals clash played at Old Trafford.

Kevin Prince-Boateng and Jeison Murillo, who have hardly featured since joining in January, could be given rare outings while Ousmane Dembele is likely to make his first appearance in a month after recovering from a hamstring injury.

With United having a bit downfall over the last couple of weeks or so, including an unconvincing victory over Watford and a defeat Wolves away, it was more than important that the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men were able to put on a hard work of a performance.

The visitors got the only goal of the game after Luis Suarez's header deflected in off Luke Shaw, but United grew into the game and kept Lionel Messi quiet.

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Malcom then struck a swerving shot that fooled Santamaria but smacked against the left-hand post, and Dembele blasted another decent opportunity wide, but there was to be no breakthrough.

"It's possible that Messi rests", the coach said in a news conference before announcing the squad. This is very much a B Team, with United coming up midweek!

So here we go! This is their first ever visit to Huesca. which is nice!

Barca maintain their healthy lead at the top of the table and are just a few of wins away from a third successive title.

Barcelona will be facing Manchester United in the most crucial second leg of Uefa Champions League on Tuesday.

Mattia Perin replaced Wojciech Szczesny in the Juventus goal with Kean getting his second start alongside Paulo Dybala up front.

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