Fabián Ruiz and Leo Messi in a Napoli-Barça of the Champions League


FC Barcelona will have an advantage in the Champions League if they eliminate Napoli

Published:4/08/2020 - 21:43h

Updated:5/08/2020 - 08:44h

The new norms of the UEFA for the Champions League will give advantage to the FC Barcelona if the culés delete to the Naples and put to the final to eight

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The UEFA will enter from this same month of August the variants of the norms of the regulation approved by the IFAB, by what these will affect to the Champions League, Europe League and Youth League. Roberto Rosetti, referee's manager of the UEFA, wanted to implant the measures and one of them could affect of form quite positive to the FC Barcelona in case to delete to the Naples this Saturday.

Through his Executive Committee, the maximum European organism decided the elimination of the yellow cardboards accumulated when finalising the round of the eighth of final so much of the Champions League as of the rest of above-mentioned competitions, reason by which the players that were apercibidos of sanction will arrive clean to the final to eight that will contest in Lisbon once contest the four pending parties of eighth of final.

In his communiqué, the UEFA explained that "with the end to go back to create the same balance of parties that remained after the elimination of the yellow cards slopes, the Executive Committee of the UEFA has decided to anticipate this date for the cards received by the players and technical body to after the eighth in place of after the chambers".

As we have commented, this measure will be very positive for the FC Barcelona in case that the culés attain to delete to the Naples in the Camp Nou (remember that the result in Saint Paolo was of 1-1, what gives a minimum advantage to the culés) because three players considered indispensable by Quique Setién were to one to be sanctioned: Leo Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Nélson Semedo.

It is necessary to remember that, during the previous seasons, the cautions accumulated until quarter-finals and, from the semfinales, the players cleaned of yellow cardboards and remained free of suspension for fulfilling cycle. In the current circumstances, when being to only party all the eliminatory of the final to eight, did not have felt to clean in semifinals, by what will advance the measure to the chambers.

Drops against the Naples

Before thinking in the clean of cardboards that would have Leo Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Nélson Semedo, it is necessary to take into account that it remains a hard party against the Naples before facing up to the duels of Portugal. To confront to the ones of Gennaro Gattuso, Quique Setién will not be able to have two basic pieces of the centre of the field as they are it Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal, both sanctioned. Drops that will be covered possibly with Frenkie of Jong and Sergi Roberto.

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