UPS AND DOWNS IN SAN PAOLO
This is how Napoli arrives to its Champions League duela gainst Barça
Published:19/02/2020 - 16:26h
Updated:19/02/2020 - 16:56h
In just one week, Barça and Napoli will debut in the round of 16 of the Champions League. This is how the italian team arrives to its duel with the catalans
LaLiga Is to the red alive and it will be necessary to loan him attention this weekend, but the FC Barcelona already looks askance to the Champions. The Catalans première his eliminatory of eighth of final in the second turn, and after measuring to the Eibar the Saturday 22 February, the Tuesday 25 (21:00, peninsular schedule Spanish), will visit the stadium of Saint Paolo to face another complicated examination of level in front of a challenging Napoli.
And it is that, although his season is marked by the altibajos, the Italians are convinced that they can give the surprise in a crossing in which have little that lose and a lot of that win. Not even they bent the knee in some party in the phase of groups, in which they finished hardly a point by detras of the Liverpool, the valid champion, to the one who subjected home (2-0) and with the one who empataron in Anfield (1-1).
Since, this yes, the group partenopeo has changed a lot, although the relief in the bench has not moved away completely the doubts. The institutional crisis affected to the staff and this noticed also in the results, since Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by his desavenencias with the president, the controversial Aurelio Of Laurentiis, but also after nine parties without winning, with seven ties and two defeats.
After taking a break in Europe, arrived Gennaro Gattuso, that scared the ghosts of October, November and December but only partly. With the calabrés to the controls have combined magic nights with failures sounded, what has caused that it still have not taken the train of the international places. The note to the Europe League is to two points, but the next Champions is a chimaera because it is to 12.
The wintry reinforcements have seated him well to the square 'azzurri', that already has done to debut to Diego Demme, Stanislav Lobotka and Matteo Politano. Besides, the warning of the Coppa Italy is very clear for the culés, since in spite of the sinking in the Series To, the napolitanos defeated to the Perugia, to the Lazio and advanced in his crash to double party with the Inter of Milan, to the that tumbaron in Giuseppe Meazza (0-1).
The Barça can not despistarse in Champions
Although the calendar also proposes him a Classical by the way, the Barça can not despistarse in Champions, where has to show reason is favourite on the terrain of game. Although it is true that his situation is not so grave, the Barcelona also live a difficult campaign in the institutional and sportive, by what will touch to centre only in the football and step forward to approach a bit more to the 'orejona'.