Barcelona attract Napoli the Champions League
Barcelona attract Napoli the Champions League

FC Barcelona was pitted against SSC Napoli in the Champions League for the first time in the history of the competition.

In the Swiss city of Neon, LaLiga holders face the Italians in the final 16, the first leg of which will be played at the Stadio San Paolo on 25 February and the second at Camp Nou on 18 March.

Firing Carlo Ancelotti following his 4–0 win over Genk last week, Napoli finished second in Group E for the semi-final winner of Barca at the 2018/2019 holders Liverpool.

Now under the supervision of Gennaro Gattuso, he, however, tasted defeat in this edition of the tournament, beating Jurgen Klopp’s men by two goals.

Although the two sides have never met at UCL, they are inextricably linked through Argentina’s other eternal rift Diego Maradona. Struggling to make an impact on Blegrena, El Pibe became a demi-god in Naples, winning two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup during a spectacular spell from 1984 to 1991.

Barcelona attract Napoli the Champions League

Although pre-season friendly is not usually an accurate gauge of form and quality, they had recently faced the United States in August, when Barca won 2–1 at Miami and won three at Anne Arbor 4–4 During zero-day.

Back with the Champions League proper, Barcelona is unbeaten in 35 UEFA home games. Against Italian opposition, they have come out on top with three of their last nine matches, with a loss and draw in three of their previous four games.

FC Barcelona vs SSC Napoli – 2019 International Champions Cup

FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli line up before the International Champions Cup 2019 match in Michigan.

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FC Barcelona has been pitted against SSC Napoli in the Champions League for the first time in the history of the competition.

In the Swiss city of Neon, LaLiga holders face the Italians in the final 16, the first leg of which will be played at the Stadio San Paolo on 25 February and the second at Camp Nou on 18 March.

Firing Carlo Ancelotti following his 4–0 win over Genk last week, Napoli finished second in Group E for the semi-final winner of Barca at the 2018/2019 holders Liverpool.

Now under the supervision of Gennaro Gattuso, he, however, tasted defeat in this edition of the tournament, beating Jurgen Klopp’s men by two goals.

Although the two sides have never met at UCL, they are inextricably linked through Argentina’s other eternal rift Diego Maradona. Struggling to make an impact on Blegrena, El Pibe became a demi-god in Naples, winning two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup during a spectacular spell from 1984 to 1991.

Although pre-season friendly is not usually an accurate gauge of form and quality, they had recently faced the United States in August, when Barca won 2–1 at Miami and won three at Anne Arbor 4–4. During the day.

Back with the Champions League proper, Barcelona is unbeaten in 35 UEFA home games. Against Italian opposition, they have come out on top with three of their last nine matches, with a loss and draw in three of their previous four games.

Although Opta wants to point out, Barcelona has been eliminated from four of their final seven knockout stage ties against the Italian side, including two of their previous three failures in 2017, Juventus and Roma, in 2018.

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Despite this, Culés are excited about the prospect of facing their eighth-order championship, running with the poll at the time of publication of around 86% in favor of ‘liking the result of the draw.’

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