Kalidou Koulibaly in a match with Napoli in the Serie A


Napoli recovers some players before facing Barça

Published:8/02/2020 - 11:45h

Updated:8/02/2020 - 11:45h

Barça and Napoli are already looking sideways at their Champions League round of 16 duel, and the italians have received good news. Gennaro Gattuso recovers some players before the visit of the catalans to San Paolo

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The calendar still is full of important commitments, but already has begun the countdown for the turn of the Champions League. To mediated-final of February will restart the most prestigious competition of Europe, that will restart his activity with the eliminatory of eighth of final. Although all the applicants are slopes of his obligations, the international appointment goes doing strong day after day.

The Napoli is increasingly optimistic with regard to his clash with the FC Barcelona, that will start the next day 25 with the visit of the Catalans to Saint Paolo. It does some weeks, all were penalties for the partenopeos by a sportive and institutional crisis, but the last victories have parked the titubeos that now have moved to the City Condal, where does some days encouraged for turning off a fire.

The good news also have arrived to the changing room 'azzurri', since Gennaro Gattuso recovers effective before measuring to the culés. The preparador Italian has received some reinforcements in the market of winter and sum three consecutive triumphs that have moved away the rumours, since two of them were meritorios in front of rivals of the size of the Lazio (in the Coppa of Italy) and the Juventus (in the championship of the regularity).

One of the most interesting novelties arrives in the defence, to which will return Kalidou Koulibaly. The frank-Senegalese fell around the middle of December and estimated three weeks of drop, but finally has been something more than a month and half in the infirmary. In the last meeting already happened to the bench, and beside him also is again available Nikola Maksimovic, that could exert of acting in front of the Barcelona.

Another special return is the one of Dries Mertens to the forward, after near of a month in the dry dam and six parties out of fight. The Belgian leading veteran reappeared in the last duel won in front of the Sampdoria, in which had some minutes in which it showed to have reencontrado with the good feelings. In the Stadium Luigi Ferraris, the one of Lovaina closed with goal a 2-4 favourable to his team.

The Barça centres in LaLiga and the Champions

The Barça is warned of the revival of the Napoli, and after his elimination in the Glass of the King centres in LaLiga and the Champions. The pupilos of Quique Setién did not play badly in Saint Mamés but remained out of the career by another title, by what will treat to accelerate in the domestic career with the Real Madrid, to the that see to three points of distance, and in the eliminatory European, that will heat very soon.

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