BARCELONA: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer completed Manchester United’s most well-known comeback at Nou Camp in 1999 and he’ll try to oversee one different there tomorrow morning when his crew sort out Barcelona.
Solskjaer’s 93rd-minute winner 20 years prior to now lives on in United folklore as United acquired right here from 1-Zero proper right down to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 and win the Champions League.
Now throughout the dugout, Solskjaer returns to the an identical ground collectively together with his side trailing 1-Zero as soon as extra and needing one different miracle in the event that they’re to reach the occasion’s semi-finals.
“In any case it’s a implausible memory for me. It’s the one time I’ve been on the pitch proper right here,” Solskjaer acknowledged at a press conference on Monday.
“I dont ideas if we ranking throughout the 93rd minute (on Tuesday). If we get to injury-time we’re a match crew.”
Ernesto Valverde has acknowledged Lionel Messi is match and capable of play throughout the second leg as Barca bid to make the semis for the first time in four years.
Messi was amongst 10 players rested for the goalless draw in the direction of Huesca on Saturday after a hefty downside from Chris Smalling ultimate week left him with a swollen nostril and cheek.
“He is efficient,” acknowledged Valverde. “He has recovered fully from the blow he suffered. He was efficient after a couple of days.
“It is true all through the match he was a bit shocked nevertheless he is in wonderful scenario and would not have any points ahead of tomorrow’s recreation.”
Valverde acknowledged Ousmane Dembele would possibly moreover operate after he carried out for 67 minutes in the direction of Huesca, having recovered from a hamstring hurt. “I don’t know to what extent on account of he has been out for four weeks,” Valverde acknowledged. “Nevertheless he is ready to play.”
Barcelona have misplaced only one residence recreation throughout the Champions League in 10 years nevertheless United will take hope from their ultimate 16 comeback in the direction of Paris Saint-Germain too, as soon as they overturned a 2-Zero first-leg defeat to endure.
“That memory from PSG will help the players and us as a crew, that everyone knows we’re capable of flip points spherical,” coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer acknowledged.
“Barcelona proper right here on the Nou Camp is a difficult prospect nevertheless the memory will dwell with the players, it’s not approach again.”
Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is assured his crew can stay away from a repeat. “The good issue is we play differently to PSG,” he acknowledged. “Nevertheless United are dangerous and the consequence from the first leg is dangerous, it is a very small profit.”
Barcelona’s present historic previous on this opponents has been further painful as United look to look at Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Roma in sending them out throughout the quarter-finals for a fourth yr in a row.
“It has been exhausting,” acknowledged Ter Stegen. “We’re one different yr older and we want to make sure it doesn’t happen as soon as extra. We have got to take these losses into consideration and use them to maneuver forward.”
Valverde urged his players to seize the possibility. “I really feel all of us take examples of points occurring before now and use them to spur us on,” he acknowledged. “That’s efficient nevertheless I need to take price of your private future. You gained’t be given one factor that falls from the sky. We have got to earn it.”
United’s greatest menace in present weeks has tended to return on the counter-attack nevertheless Solskjaer insists they cannot afford to sit down down once more.
“There are freak outcomes in the direction of Barcelona once you might need 10 or 15 per cent possession and they also don’t win nevertheless normally they do win,” Solskjaer acknowledged. “Now we have to stamp our authority on the game.”