The Brazilian was a surprise choice at centre back in the absences of Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol.
“Song knows the concepts of our play, but he needs time to execute them,” Vilanova told a press conference. “I chose Adriano because he is quicker. We need that against Madrid.
“I must congratulate the defence, particularly Montoya and Adriano. It’s not easy to play in a game like this, in a defence without several starters. I am very satisfied with how they did.”
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