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Dundee United Have A Chance Against Barcelona?

Barcelona might have humbled 6-0 SPL rivals Hibernian on Thursday night, but Dundee United manager Craig Levein is convinced his side still have a chance.

Last season Dundee United hosted the Catalan giants in a pre-season exhibition match, which should have ended in a 1-0 victory to the home side.

However, a blundering referee chalked off a perfectly legitamet 2nd half Barry Robson header and then awarded a dubious penalty, which former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry put away at the 2nd attempt.

This season, Craig Levein thinks its payback time and has confidence in his own side´s ability.

'There is no doubt they are a joy to watch when they are in full flow,' Craig Levein told the Dundee Courier.

'We will have to work extremely hard and we also need to keep possession of the ball, when we get it, or we will be chasing our tails for 90 minutes.'

'For me it's about having the bottle against top players, not just to do the defensive side of things, but to really feel comfortable about taking the ball in tight areas.'

'Last year we tried to pass the ball and I think we benefited more from that than the fitness aspect.'

'My biggest expectation is to be better than last year and the signs are that we should be better.'

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Writer: Tactful Sheik Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 25 2008

Time: 5:10PM

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Best of luck. Although Barca seem to be on a roll against Scottish teams they must be sick of us by now. We pushed them quite far in the CL last year.
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25/07/2008 21:10:00

What a player Messi is.... not wonder Levein joked about signing him for Dundee United!
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27/07/2008 12:23:00

I thought United played quite well in the 1st half and deserved the lead when they took it. I didn't see the game after Uniteds opener so i cant say too much. But best of luck for next season I really respect Levein for coming out against McCurry last year.
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