Barcelona vs Napoli: Barcelona and Napoli Face Off in UEFA Champions League

Barcelona vs Napoli: Barcelona and Napoli Face Off in UEFA Champions League
Barcelona vs Napoli: Barcelona and Napoli Face Off in UEFA Champions League (image credit: France24.com)

The UEFA Champions League saw a thrilling match between Barcelona and Napoli.

Barcelona Wins Against Napoli

Barcelona played against Napoli and won the match with a score of 3-1. The game was full of excitement, with Barcelona scoring first, Napoli making a comeback, and Barcelona finally securing their win towards the end.

Fermin Lopez scored the first goal for Barcelona 15 minutes into the game. Joao Cancelo then added a second goal, giving Barcelona a good lead. But Napoli’s Amir Rrahmani scored a goal 30 minutes into the game, making the match more thrilling. It was only in the 83rd minute that Robert Lewandowski scored a third goal for Barcelona, ensuring their win.

This win means that Barcelona has made it to the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in four years.

Barcelona vs Napoli – Possible lineups

Barcelona had a few players missing from the match. Frankie De Jong and Pedri both missed the match. With Gavi already out due to an ACL injury, it means Xavi likely turned to a midfield trio of Andreas Christensen, Ilkay Gundogan and Fermin Lopez. Ferran Torres, Alejandro Balde and Marcos Alonso were also unavailable. Raphinha was a question mark due to an ankle problem, though Ronald Araujo was back from suspension.

On the other side, Napoli could have been without Jens Cajuste and Cyril Ngonge due to thigh injuries. Leo Ostigard could have started in defence if Amir Rrahmani was unable to overcome his thigh problem.