Ronaldo was rested for the second time this season and the club fell to just their second defeat of the campaign.
The visitors had little to concern them in front of their own goal in the first half, but Marc-Andre ter Stegen - the only player to keep his place from the win at United - made a timely intervention with his leg to deny Enric Gallego a shot on the turn.
"We had a brief chat and shook hands", Smalling, 29, told BBC Radio 5 Live's Football Daily podcast. Barcelona is winning one nil and now plays at home.
Kean opened after half an hour with Joao Cancelo pushing through the right with his shot going wide before the teenager stuck out his foot to redirect the ball home. It was a test for the players that played, and I think they did well.
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Cuadrado and Andrea Barzagli returned from lengthy injury lay-offs with young defender Paolo Gozzi, 17, and midfielder Grigoris Kastanos, 21, handed debuts.
Shaw was utilised in a different role by Solskjaer last night and added: "I played in a back three tonight and we worked a lot of it in the week in training and I knew what my job was and the whole team knew what their job was". As a outcome, he has rested his most significant player Messi on Match Day 32 against Huesca.
The price was two points dropped and Atletico capitalised, beating Celta Vigo 2-0 thanks to a thundering Antoine Griezmann free-kick and a cool finish from Alvaro Morata.
"We are recovering from the bad times".
Kessie slotted in a penalty after 79 minutes in a tense game against Lazio at the San Siro after Riza Durmisi brought down Mateo Musacchio in the box, to end Milan's four-match win-less run. "For the season we've had, it's already a miracle that we're here", said Dzeko of their Champions League challenge. Atalanta can move level on points with the Rossoneri with a win over Empoli on Monday.