RIVAL OF THE BARÇA IN CHAMPIONS
Naples falls defeated against Lecce in San Paolo (2-3)
Published:9/02/2020 - 19:52h
Updated:9/02/2020 - 19:53h
Napoli, Barcelona's next opponent in the round of 16 of the Champions League, lost at home against Lecce by cutting its streak of two straight wins
The Naples, team that will confront to the FC Barcelona in the eighth of final of the Champions League, went back to lose home after having chained two victories been still in the Italian championship. This weekend, the napolitanos fell in Saint Paolo against the Lecce in a duel in which they always had to row contracorriente.
The team napolitano, directed now by Genaro Gattuso that substituted to Carlo Ancelotti does some weeks, saw like his rival achieved to advance in the marker to the half hour of game with a so much of Lapadula after a refuse of the goalkeeper. With the favourable marker to the Lecce arrived to the rest, before attending to a second much more moved time.
Only they had played three minutes of the second part and Milik achieved empatar to pleasure after an assistance of Mertens. Nevertheless, the Lecce achieved to go back to put earth of by half with another goal of Lapadula and one of Mancosu in the final stretch. José Alley put the 2-3 to treat to give emotion, but the marker did not go back to move.
By the moment, the Naples follows without remounting in the Italian championship and keeps in eleventh position, to four 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 the places of the maximum European competition of clubs reside to ten points of distance.
First official crash between Barça and Naples
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).