Chronicle of the Napoli-FC Barcelona of the Champions League 2019-20 round of 16


Griezmann scores, Ter Stegen saves and the Camp Nou will decide the quarter-finalist (1-1)

Published:25/02/2020 - 23:09h

Updated:25/02/2020 - 23:28h

Barça and Napoli left their duel in San Paolo with a draw, and the Camp Nou will decide who is the Champions League quarter-finalist. Mertens got the italians ahead and Griezmann tied. Ter Stegen saved the catalans, Arturo Vidal was sent out and Piqué was injured

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Saint Paolo seemed a cheat for the FC Barcelona, but will be the Camp Nou the one who decide his duel of Champions League with the Napoli. In a first part with more tactics that football, a distraction of the Catalans propició a so much of Dries Mertens, that neutralised Antoine Griezmann after the rest. After the apparition of Marc-André ter Stegen to save to his team, arrived the bad news for the leader of LaLiga, that lost to Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal by sanction -the last by an absurd double yellow- and to Gerard Hammered by injury.

The clash began marked by the blackboards, in a clear hand manually between Gennaro Gattuso and Quique Setién. The first preferred order, speed to the against and a lot of men to close spaces in the central lane, and the second practically all the contrary. The one of Santander armoured with midfield players but demanded them mobility, so much of players as in a necessary circulation of balloon.

Although the rudder of the crash carried it the visitors, the ones of house tried not giving the possession and showed that to the against could carry danger. The first in warning was Leo Messi with a high shot after combining with Frenkie of Jong, but the escapes of Dries Mertens and José Alley rondando the offside confirmed that any distraction of the culés could cost them very expensive.

And after half hour insisting on the wall 'azzurri', the one who cracked was the one of the Barcelona. Piotr Zielinski Overwhelmed to Gerard Hammered and his pass did not control it Junior Firpo, that left to the Pole with a lot of metres by in front. After taking advantage of the hole, his centre found to a Mertens that arrived too alone by the left band, and without anybody that bothered him, the Belgian controlled and annotated with a shot with effect that coló between two defences by centimetres.

The Italians disappeared after the 1-0, but his work was faced up to an opponent very atascado. Of little it served him accumulate effective because the depth did not appear by any side, and in spite of that Leo Messi retreated for incrustarse in the room of machines and contribute something of creativity, his assistances did not find striker because the partenopeos saved with discipline and intensity his retaguardia.

To the first-half him escurrieron the minutes with more work that occasions, but Kostas Manolas and Arturo Vidal had his. A sending raso and at first of Alley connected it the ex of the Rome near of the wood, and a centre bitten from the right of the Chilean poisoned and forced to react to David Ospina, that did not happen of braked and hunted it on the line without too many complications.

Griezmann Advances to the Barça and Ter Stegen saves it

The resumption started with the Barça tightening and the Napoli looking for take advantage of his doubts, but soon decided Antoine Griezmann. After winning to pulse a yellow card that will prevent him play the turn -and that forced to withdraw to Mertens-, Sergio Busquets broke the local saga with a big assistance, that Semedo corresponded with a hit desmarque of split and a pass of the death for the Frenchman, that did not forgive.

Sabedores That this marker prejudiced them, the ones of Gattuso stepped forward, but crashed in Ter Stegen. To the German gives him the same live a siege that a night relatively plácida, since when his team needs him, always appears. When Lorenzo Insigne broke to Gerard Hammered and Arturo Vidal, did not doubt by low, and neither in another unfit that Arkadiusz Milik penalised freeing to Alley and that the one of Mönchengladbach fixed with a so fast exit like effective.

With the step of the minutes reassured again the game, only dotted by attempts rather warm. Messi was admonished after trying to finish another sending of Semedo and strike to Ospina, Samuel Umtiti cabeceó a kickoff of corner too up and the derechazos from the distance of Insigne and Arthur left far of the sticks, without upsetting really to the cancerberos. This yes, the party was not finished.

In spite of the good result for the Camp Nou, to the Catalans still were missing them discontents, that arrived with the red to Vidal and the injury of Hammered. In a played without complications, the one of Saint Joaquín won two yellow very just, the first for sweeping to Mário Rui and the second by encararse with the carrilero, that also saw his. The discount lengthened by the rifirrafe of the sudamericano, and finish with the Barcelonan thrown in the floor hurting of the left ankle. It will be necessary recomponer the medullary for the turn, and now think in a Classical decisive that is when falling.

Technical index card of the party: Naples-FC Barcelona 1-1

  • Naples: Ospina; I Gave Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Mario Rui; Demme (Allan, min 79), Fabian, Zielinski; Alley (Politano, min 74), Mertens (Milik, min 54), and Insigne.
  • FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Hammered (Lenglet, min 93), Umtiti, Junior Firpo; Rakitic (Arthur, min 56), Busquets, Rakitic, Of Jong, Arturo Vidal; Messi and Griezmann (Ansu Fati, min 87).
  • Referee: Felix Brych.
  • Incidences: corresponding Party to the gone of the eighth of final of the Champions League 2019-20.
  • Goals of the party: 1-0, Mertens (min 30); 1-1, Griezmann (min 57).

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