Arturo Vidal: Barcelona distracted by Man United clash

Arturo Vidal: Barcelona distracted by Man United clash

And the Norwegian manager has revealed that the Scotland global was kept fresh ahead of United's Champions League game against Barcelona in midweek.

"Pressing higher and creating problems in Barcelona building up then really aggressive on the duels".

Kevin Bonifazi headed in the equaliser just after half-time, before 37-year-old Sergio Floccari scored the victor.

Boateng started in a weakened Barcelona side as coach Ernesto Velverde rested key players Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Sergio Bosquets.

"We wanted to close it today", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

Barcelona now sit at the summit of the LaLiga table, nine points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid and 14 points ahead of third-placed Real Madrid.

United produced a miracle to win at Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round and in Europe this season they have been much stronger on the road.

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.

Kean was the subject of alleged racist abuse during a Serie A game at Cagliari, in which he scored, with Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci criticised for suggesting the striker was partly for blame. "Everyone did well, we're only sorry for the defeat, but we paid for inexperience".

"We respect them as a team for what they are and the history they have". If Juventus gets a draw or win against SPAL, it will become the first Italian club to clinch the title with six games left to play. "The Champions League is what everyone is dreaming about".

"The more he plays, the better shape he gets into".

SPAL started the brighter of the two sides, but Kean put Juventus ahead in the 29th minute with his sixth goal in as many matches.

SPAL equalised four minutes into the second half when a Pasquale Schiattarella corner was headed in by Bonifazi past goalkeeper Mattia Perin.

Former Arsenal forward Stephy Mavididi, 20, came on for Kean midway through the second half for his debut before Floccari fired in the victor after 74 minutes.

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