NAPOLI, CHELSEA, TOTTENHAM, LYON AND ATALANTA
These are the five possible rivals of the FC Barcelona in eighth of Champions
Published:11/12/2019 - 22:50h
Updated:11/12/2019 - 22:50h
Finalised the sixth and last day of the phase of groups, the FC Barcelona knows to his five possible rivals to the draw of the eighth of final of the Champions League 2019-20
After six parties that have served to show a progressive improvement of the FC Barcelona, and with the guinda of the victory harvested in front of the Inter of Milan (1-2) to close the phase of groups, the FC Barcelona already knows to his five possible rivals of face to the eighth of final of the UEFA Champions League 2019-20, some of them very dangerous and others theoretically more affordable.
The ones of Ernesto Valverde already were in the following round from before playing in Giuseppe Meazza, and the Tottenham was until the Tuesday the only possible rival that already was confirmed for the culés. Now, however, passed the sixth day, have appeared four more: Chelsea, Naples, Atalanta and Olympique of Lyon.
These are the possible rivals of the Barça:
Olympique Of Lyon
The French team already confronted to the Barça in the eighth of final of the past Champions League, and this course could repeat the duel. The Frenchmen, trained by Rudi Garcia, empataron (2-2) this Tuesday in front of the RB Leipzig, the first qualifier of his group, and both staff will be in the following round. In spite of having suffered some important drop this summer, like Ndombélé, the Lyon follows having to dangerous players that they can mark the differences anytime, as Moussa Dembélé and Memphis Depay.
Also it will be in eighth of final Chelsea, although like second of group after the big victory of Valencia in front of the Ajax (0-1). The 'blues' already measured to the FC Barcelona in the round of eighth of final two years ago, when more it sounded the possible signing of Willian. Led by a big Leo Messi, the Barça finish imposing in the eliminatory with a 1-1 in Stamford Bridge and a 3-0 in the Camp Nou. Now, they could go back to see the faces, although the ones of Frank Lampard do not have of a so competitive staff as then, without a key player like Eden Hazard.
To many surprised the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti just after the Napoli, this Tuesday, had done the duties in front of the Genk (4-0). The Italians were second of group by behind the Liverpool, that won to domicile to the RB Salzburg (0-2) to confirm his presence in the following round. In spite of the moment of turbulences that crosses the club partenopeo, with a directive of Aurelio Of Laurentiis that wobbles and a dissatisfied staff, the true is that it treats of a group with resources to hurt to any one. Mertens, Insigne, Milik, Hirving Lozano, Koulibaly... There is talent of leftovers.
Another possible opponent for the FC Barcelona is the Tottenham of José Mourinho, that has remained second in the group of the Bayern Munich, and could see the faces with the group culé in function of what determine the luck. In spite of that lately it has been in low hours and his bad results caused the dismissal of Mauritius Pochettino, the Tottenham is definitely the possible rival more dangerous.
The past season arrived until the final of the League of Champions -that lost in front of the Liverpool- and has in the staff of players 'top' and of big talent as they are Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Are Heung-Min, between many others. If at the end it remained matched with the 'spurs', the Barça would have to walk with a lot of eye in front of the team of 'Mou'.
The Italian group achieved the gesta and classified 'in extremis' when winning to the Shakhtar Donetsk (0-3) in the sixth day. The Atalanta puts course to eighth like second of group after the Manchester City, after having been colista during the five previous days. In fact, Atalanta, Shakhtar and Dinamo of Zagreb arrived with options to classify for eighth in this last duel of the liguilla, but finally has been the team of Bérgamo the one who has imposed his law. The Shakhtar will have to conform with the Europe League, and the Dinamo of Zagreb is out of Europe.
The Barça will know to his rival in the draw of the Monday 16
It will be necessary to expect to the Monday 16 December, when it carry out the draw of the eighth of final in Nyon (Switzerland), to know with which team finish matched the Barça. The culés, when remaining first in the Group G, have avoided to confront to 'coconuts' as PSG, Bayern, Manchester City, Liverpool and Juventus. We will see which finish being the Barcelona opponent and if to the Barça touches him dance, or no, with the ugliest.