BARÇA IS STILL FAVORITE
The precedents classify Barça: They passed 12 of 14 times with a 1-1 out of home
Published:26/02/2020 - 11:36h
Updated:26/02/2020 - 11:36h
According to the precedents, 1-1 is a great result for FC Barcelona for the return. The Catalans have qualified for the next round on 12 of 14 occasions when they have tied one in the homebound
The FC Barcelona could not with the Naples in Saint Paolo and finish empatando to one in a boring party with very few occasions of goal. Although the balloon had it the culés good part of the meeting, the clearest opportunities of the crash, to the margin of the goals, went for the ones of Gennaro Gattuso. Marc-André ter Stegen avoided a goal sung of José Alley with the 1-1 that would have given him advantage to the Italians of face to the turn.
Luckily for the Catalans, the German archer went back to save the pieces of furniture and allowed them arrive with a very good result to the party of the Camp Nou. In fact, according to the precedents, the tie to one is a marker almost infalible for the interests barcelonistas in Champions League. The Barcelona have happened 12 of 14 times when they have remained 1-1 in the gone to domicile. A statistical demoledora that would have to reassure to the fans and to the staff.
In the only two occasions in which the blaugrana were deleted with this result in the gone were in the campaigns 1992/1993 and 2002/2003. In the 90, went in the eighth of final against the CSKA of Moscow, that attained empatar in his stadium and win in the Camp Nou by 2-3 after tracing back a 2-0. In the 2003 was the Juventus of Turín the one who, after the tie to one of Delle Alpi, won to the Catalans in the extention by 1-2 with so much of Zalayeta.
The last time in which the Barça remained 1-1 in a gone of League of Champions was in the course 2018/2019 in Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had more occasions that the barcelonistas this night, but, the same that the Naples, could not win in his stadium. The Barcelona returned home with the feeling to have saved and finished doing good the equalised when winning by 3-0 in front of his people. The feelings now are seemed and expects that the result also was similar.
Besides, also it is necessary to have another precedent very favorecedor for the culés. The napolitanos never have won any eliminatory against a Spanish team. The Italians fell against the Real Madrid in the eighth of final of the Champions by 3-1 and 1-3 in the temporda 2014/2015; against the Villarreal in the 10/11 and in the 15/16 in the dieciseisavos of final of the Europe League; and in front of the Athletic Club in a previous round to the League of Champions with a 3-1 in Saint Mamés and a 1-1 in Saint Paolo. With these data, has to have optimism in Can Barça.
The Barça will have to improve a lot in the turn
The blaugrana, although the history was of his side, go to have to compete against the Naples much better that in the gone if they want to happen. The ones of Quique Setién shot once between the three sticks in Saint Paolo and had luck that Antoine Griezmann turned it into goal. In the Camp Nou expects that there are more spaces to attack and that there are more options, but also the Italians could take advantage of these spaces as they did this Tuesday.