Moussa Wague, Jean-Clair Todibo and Riqui Puig made league debuts and Valverde was pleased with their displays. As far as their opponent is concerned, Huesca isn't quite a tough competitor and with players like Coutinho, Suarez, and Dembele leading at the front, there are fewer chances of Barca losing against them.
With the league title seemingly locked up with only six rounds left, Valverde put his focus on United's visit on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho has singled out Scott McTominay for special praise after his fine performance in Manchester United's 1-0 loss to FC Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night. "I think we all take examples of things happening in the past and use them to spur us on", he said.
Spanish giants Barcelona are 11 points clear at the top of La Liga and United face a huge task at the Nou Camp, but Smalling is confident Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have the ability to produce a comeback. "The Champions League is what everyone is dreaming about". So, the danger comes from Huesca, who have a lot to play for.
Twitter reacts on the stalemate between Barcelona and Huesca.
This match will go very much go the same way the second leg did last season with Liverpool having done all the hard work in the first leg and then cruising in the return one.
"There is pride and confidence, but if we do not win we are stuffed".
Antoine Griezmann scored from a free kick before he set up substitute Alvaro Morata to score on the break and seal Atletico's win over Celta.
Asked what he feared about Tuesday's opponents, Valverde said: "Their spirit - also the power and pace they have in their side".
A Juventus team minus a host of stars including Cristiano Ronaldo were made to wait to wrap up an eighth consecutive Serie A title as they slipped to defeat at SPAL.
Sevilla edged Real Betis 3-2 in an entertaining Seville derby. Paolo Gozzi had a good game, including after Barzagli went off. Kastanos was struggling a little in the role of mezz'ala, while (Hans) Nicolussi and Mavidi did well.