The first leg against Naples, five days before the Classic
Published:16/12/2019 - 17:06h
Updated:16/12/2019 - 17:22h
The first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League that will face Barça against Naples will take place five days before the second Classic League
This Monday has taken place the draw of the phase of eighth of final of the Champions League in which they have determined the pairings and the dates of each one of the parties. In this way, the balls have determined that the Naples was the rival of the FC Barcelona and that the Manchester City was the team that confront to the Real Madrid.
The chance, besides, has been wayward with the dates of the parties. The meeting of gone between the team of Ernesto Valverde and the group napolitano will take place the Tuesday 25 February, just five days before the Classical second of LaLiga Santander against the Real Madrid, that will take place this same Sunday day 1 March in Santiago Bernabéu.
In this way, the FC Barcelona will have to travel to Madrilenian earths shortly after his determinant split in Saint Paolo. However, the calendar has not awarded more luck to the Real Madrid, that will see them to him in Santiago Bernabéu against the Manchester City a day after the Naples-Barça, being missing four days for the dispute of the Classical.
In this way, the Real Madrid will have a day less to rest between party and party, although it also is necessary to take into account that the FC Barcelona will have more trips of byhalf . The culés will visit Naples the Tuesday and will travel of turn the same day, but also will have to domicile the visit to the eternal rival.
Hard parties for both
Casually, the calendar has balanced the fact that the Barça have to travel twice in the same week with a day more than rest. This yes, will be in front of an entirely key week in which it will need the best version of the team of Ernesto Valverde: in the first place, to take out a positive result of Saint Paolo; in second, to follow suit in Santiago Bernabéu in a party that can be determinant for the resolution of LaLiga.
By the moment, the FC Barcelona has solved well the tightened calendar and even has had a week of maximum intensity confronting with few days of difference to the Borussia Dortmund and to the Athletic of Madrid and winning both clashes. In February, the Barcelona team has to arrive to a level of similar concentration to carry out two key crashes.