FIRST EUROPEAN DUEL
The three recent precedents of Barça against Naples
Published:16/12/2019 - 20:27h
Updated:16/12/2019 - 20:27h
For the first time in history, FC Barcelona will face Naples in a European competition match. Recently, there are three precedents in friendlies
The barcelonismo expected with anxieties the draw of Champions League that celebrated this Monday to determine who would be the rival of the FC Barcelona in the round of eighth of final. The Barcelona, esquivaron to the two powerful teams of the Premier League -Chelsea and Tottenham Hortspur- to confront to the Naples, that also is dangerous by his big staff.
Up to now, the FC Barcelona and the Naples never have confronted in a party of European competitions, by what both will première a rivalry that only has forged to base of friendly. During the last decade contabilizan until three clashes against the celestial group and all they have fallen of the edict of the culés.
The curious of all this is that this same pre-season find two of these three precedents, since Barça and Naples confronted in two celebrated parties in just United States before the start of the championships of the Series To and LaLiga Santander. Two meetings that served to do some proofs of face to the start of the official season.
The first duel veraniego between both teams in the stadium Hard Rock of Miami and the goals of Ivan Rakitic in the first time and of Sergio Busquets in the second served so that the Barcelona imposed by 2-1. The goal of the napolitanos ran to account of Samuel Umtiti, in own door.
The second party in the Michigan Stadium of Ann Arbor was much more decanted for the Barcelona, that put to proof his potential goleador and defeated to the Italian group thanks to two so many of Luis Suárez, one of Ousmane Dembélé and another of Antoine Griezmann. In this duel, Ernesto Valverde innovó in the centre of the field to do play together to Frenkie of Jong, Carles Aleñá and Sergi Roberto, with big results.
Goleada In the Gamper
In the Trofeu Joan Gamper of 2011, the Naples was the team invited to the Camp Nou in a meeting that finished in goleada in favour of the team directed, then, by Pep Guardiola. Cesc Fàbregas, Seydou Keita, Pedro and a doublet of Leo Messi gave the victory to the culés (5-0) in the another recent precedent between Italians and Catalans.