A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR NAPOLI
Manolas, the 'enemy' of Barça, is doubtful for the visit to the Camp Nou
Published:27/07/2020 - 08:28h
Updated:27/07/2020 - 08:28h
Napoli defeated Sassuolo last weekend, but lost one of its key pieces. Kostas Manolas, the 'enemy' of Barça, was injured and is doubtful for the Champions League visit to Camp Nou
FC Barcelona and Napoli have put an end to his obligations ligueras, and already expect to that the calendar cross them in the Champions. The sprint post-confinement left to the Catalans without title of LaLiga and with more pressure for the European competition, whereas the Italians are with many win to give the surprise. They conquered the Coppa, obtained the pass to the Europe League and use the Series To to fine-tune his preparation.
The last appointment of the 'azzurri' with the championship of the regularity finish with discontent, since they lost by injury to Kostas Manolas. The defender had to withdraw of the meeting against the Sassuolo by a hit in the left side, and his evolution will mark if it will arrive to time to the visit to the Camp Nou. The worry is lower with Piotr Zielinski, that was substituted by annoyances in the left ankle that would not be grave.
The press transalpina warns that the contusión of the Greek is more serious of what foresaw , and puts him in the group of doubts for the decisive clash in the City Condal. The one of Naxos is the central more used by Gennaro Gattuso and would be a sensitive absence, and more taking into account that his team needs to obtain a positive result to get in the quarter finals after the 1-1 that registered in the gone in Saint Paolo.
Although this time will not cross with the fans barcelonista, the crack has turned into a 'enemy' of the Barcelona in the last years. In spite of that was in the list of reinforcements, has been protagonist by several encontronazos in the recent seasons. After being the hangman of the culés in this same tournament in the course 2017-18, when it was a member of the Rome, demanded an ovation to Santiago Bernabéu by his gesta. Besides, it criticised duramente to Malcom when it planted to the 'giallorossi', encaró with the Brazilian in a friendly and even arrived to challenge to Leo Messi.
The one who has more than losing in Champions looking to the infirmary is, for the moment, Quique Setién, that also knows that Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal lose the commitment by sanction. In addition to an Ousmane Dembélé that it could be a resource of emergency for the hypothetical final phase in Lisbon, the preparador of Santander is slope of the total recovery of Antoine Griezmann, Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet.
The Napoli 'test' his party against the Barça
Further of the physical problems of Manolas, the victory against the Sassuolo filled of confidence to the Napoli, that considered the duel like a 'essay' general before measuring to the Barça. The group that directs Roberto Of Zerbi bets by a a very similar style, and the have manacled to an opponent that dominates the game of possession and pass has served of lesson to the ones of Gattuso. The next aim of the partenopeos is to plant his flag in the Camp Nou and classify for the first time in the history of the club for the quarter-finals of the international championship.