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Napoli 'tests' his match against Barça and gains confidence for the Champions

Published:27/07/2020 - 07:48h

Updated:27/07/2020 - 13:02h

Napoli faced an important match this Saturday, in which it played against a Sassuolo that has a style similar to Barça. The 'azzurri' won the 'test' with very good feelings and gained confidence for the Champions League

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FC Barcelona and Napoli will cross at the end of the season 2019-20, and does weeks that think his duel in the Champions League. The Catalans have taken a free week to freshen the legs and the head before launching to the conquest of Europe, and the Italians, that obtained a note to the international competitions of the next course winning the Coppa, have centred in preparing his visit to the Camp Nou.

This Saturday produced in Saint Paolo a key triumph, since all considered the duel in front of the Sassuolo like a 'essay' general before the crossing with the culés. The pupilos of Roberto Of Zerbi practise a similar football to the of the team of Quique Setién, marked by his interest in commanding with the balloon and generate occasions through creativity and passes. It is thus that certify with solidity a 2-0 loaded of morals to the troops.

The 'azzurri' took confidence in front of the 'neroverdi' with a big performance in which they imposed his strong points and minimised the ones of the rival. The visitors aimed the statistics of possession but the control of the meeting and finish them to door underlined that the command was local. The only 'but' that put Gennaro Gattuso is that it was missing puntería, since after the tempranero goal of Elseid Hysaj, Allan sentenced in the minute 93.

That the appointment of the weekend was an authentic exámen confirmed it Lorenzo Insigne, that did balance of the victory and recalcó the need to keep a positive dynamics: "it Was important to win, because win help to win. It was an important proof because the Sassuolo has the same philosophy of game that the Barcelona, ​​by what knew that it was difficult and treat to handle it of the best way. We knew to close spaces".

"Of course, the Barça is the Barça, ​​but do not begin defeated, will try to do our party and have to treat to happen. They will be ninety decisive minutes", explained the one of Frattamaggiore, that insisted in one consigns that it is repeating a lot in the changing room. The intention is to clear the light advantage of the Barcelona by the 1-1 of Naples and make history with the classification for the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Gattuso Follows heating to the Napoli

On the same line that Insigne pronounced Gattuso, that follows heating to the Napoli in search of an exploit against the Barça. The technician admitted that it has asked an extra effort to his because they can put to the club in a round of the Champions in which it never has been. This yes, in addition to warning them that they would have to fine-tune his precision and that it can not forgive so much in front of the Catalans, did upsetting in that it does not be necessary to think that these are in a bad moment, because have to Leo Messi and the quality to leave them "near of the hospital or near of the cemetery".

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