Koulibaly, beside Di Lorenzo and Maksimovic


Central problem for Naples in the first leg against Barça

Published:24/02/2020 - 12:37h

Updated:24/02/2020 - 14:14h

The FC Barcelona confronts to the Naples this Tuesday in the gone of eighth of final of the Champions League. Koulibaly, defensive leader of the Italians, is serious doubt

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After more than two months of long wait, the Champions League will go back to the routine of the FC Barcelona this same Tuesday, day in which the team of Quique Setién will travel until Italian earths to measure his strengths against the Naples in Saint Paolo,​ in the party of gone of the eighth of final. A party in which Genaro Gattuso will not be able to explain, with almost total probability, with a key footballer.

We are speaking of Kalidou Koulibaly, that in the previous seasons was considered one of the best defences of the Series To Italian but that in the present campaign is happening his particular ordeal with the injuries. All twisted the past 14 December, in a party in front of the Parma in which the African defence had to be substituted to the few minutes by an injury of which does not finish of sanar.

From this date, the biceps femoral of his right leg is giving him problems and hardly has been able to play a party since. With almost total probability, Koulibaly goes to be drop for the party against the FC Barcelona, by what to the Naples will be missing him, as it comes being usual during the last weeks, to the that has been the big leader of the defensive line during years.

Given the circumstances, the safest is that Gattuso follow the same line of the last days of the Series To and cover the absence of Koulibaly with the presence of Nikola Maksimovic like companion of Kostas Manolas in the central axis of the defensa.el Serbian has apoderado of the place in the last weeks and will be the attendant to defend the retaguardia against the Barça.

Koulibaly Interested to the Barça

Kalidou Koulibaly Was an especially gone on down defence the technical office of the FC Barcelona in previous seasons. The African, that to day of today has 28 years, has had an excellent performance in the rows of the Naples, something that called the attention in the Camp Nou of face to reinforce this so sensitive position and that costs so much to cover. Of course, other big teams also were interested.

Finally, the FC Barcelona, in front of the difficulties of the operation, preferred to bet by Clément Lenglet and even by Matthijs of Ligt, although the Dutch finally finish recalando in the Juventus of Turín. Koulibaly Finish remaining in the Naples and now will have to work to finish to surpass his physical problems and treat to recover the place.

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