RIVAL OF THE BARÇA IN CHAMPIONS
Second consecutive defeat of Naples at Lazio's house (1-0)
Published:13/01/2020 - 11:50h
Updated:13/01/2020 - 11:50h
Napoli, the next rival of FC Barcelona in the Champions League, added its second consecutive defeat in Serie A, this time against Lazio
The Naples, team that will confront to the FC Barcelona in the eighth of final of the Champions League, follows without raising head in the Italian championship. This weekend, the napolitanos added his second consecutive defeat in the Series To -the past week lost against the Inter of Milan- home of the Lazio (1-0).
The team napolitano, directed now by Genaro Gattuso that substituted to Carlo Ancelotti does some weeks, jumped to the lawn with a too conservative approach that awarded the command to the Lazio. The group of the Italian capital could not translate this control in any so much, something that gave wings to the Naples in the second time, that yes was able to dominate.
In spite of the command of the group of Gattuso, went the Lazio the one who struck in the final stretch of party. David Ospina, goalkeeper of the napolitanos, tried to dribble to Ciro Immobile, but the Italian forward was smarter, guessed him the dribbling and achieved to steal him the balloon to mark to empty goal although without hardly angle. The Naples tried to replace, but no longer had time.
By the moment, the Naples follows without remounting in the Italian championship and keeps in eleventh position, to five points of the Europe League but with a lot of teams doing him the competition. Classify for the Champions League will be very complicated for the napolitanos since, right at the end of the first turn, the places of the maximum European competition of clubs reside to eleven points.
The Naples never has won to the Barça
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.
Two of them went precisely in the pre-season of the past summer, with results of 2-1 and 4-0 for the group blaugrana. The another precedent was 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 (5-0).