The players of Barça in a match of Champions League against Napoli


The 1x1 of the Barça players against Napoli

Published:26/02/2020 - 01:20h

Updated:26/02/2020 - 16:29h

FC Barcelona tied its duel against Napoli in the first leg of the Champions League 2019-20 round of 16. This is the 1x1 of the players in the game in San Paolo

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The FC Barcelona faced a difficult challenge this Tuesday, and knew to contain to the Napoli to tie a good tie in Champions League. It is clear that the Catalans arrived to Saint Paolo in search of the victory, but with the limitations of the staff and his confidence in the Camp Nou, is a promising result for encarar the pass to quarter-finals. In territory 'azzurri', this yes, there were lights and shadows for the Barcelona.

The first 45 minutes remained marked by a tactical battle that dinamitó Dries Mertens. Gennaro Gattuso and Quique Setién moved his index cards in a chessboard and to the calabrés went out him better the played, because to his opponents was missing them depth and because in a distraction of the saga, Piotr Zielinski advanced metres and assisted to his mate, that was very alone and found the networks with a shot with effect.

In the resumption, a chispazo culé gave back the tables to the marker, and to finish appeared Ter Stegen. The combination between Sergio Busquets, Nélson Semedo and Antoine Griezmann did it good the German, that did big in two clear occasions to detain to Lorenzo Insigne and José Alley. This is an assessment of the performance of the 14 footballers that were on the lawn in gone of eighth:

The analysis 1x1 of the Barça against the Napoli

  • Quique Setién: Risky. The Cantabrian knows that has only to three forwards for the rest of the tournament, and opted for reserving to one in case they appeared the complications. The bet went out him half because to the team was missing him depth and something of security, but even so it did not happen too many difficulties against a Napoli comfortable with the shortage of game. The one of Santander will follow demanded in the management of staff because Gerard Hammered fattened the list of lesionados, Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal are sanctioned and Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann apercibidos.
  • Marc-André ter Stegen: Salvador. Few parties in the last years remember if at least an apparition saviour of the germano. This time, could not react to the shot of Mertens that coló by scarce centimetres between two defences, in an attempt that left him nailed. Instead, his best version saved to the Barça, since it detained to Insigne and Alley in two very clear opportunities, especially the one of the grenadian.
  • Nélson Semedo: Assistant. The Portuguese also could be described with the increasing adjective, because after the rest lost the timidity that him lastró in the first time. The luso infected of the fault of depth and hardly percutió by his band, but in the resumption was key with some incorporations that finished in passes of the death. The first, in which it found him Busquets, topped it Griezmann.
  • Gerard Hammered: Irregular. The Barcelonan is one of the big references in the retaguardia, but his last performances are marked by the altibajos. Although they remember him several interventions of merit, also sinned of some that another distraction, and his exit precipitated to cover to Zielinski finish with a very happened pass that Junior Firpo could not control and allowed to attack to the Pole. Although it tried to undo the change, there is worry by a torcedura in the left ankle that could leave him out of the Classical of Santiago Bernabéu.
  • Samuel Umtiti: Descolocado. The French does not attain to find the regularity that carried him to situate between the best of the world, and follows giving one of cal and one of sand. If in his last meetings seemed to be recovering the good level, in Saint Paolo undid like an azucarillo, and was descontrolado in the mark, descolocado in the offensives of the 'azzurri' and collaborated in the defensive embarrassment.
  • Junior Firpo: Nervous. The Hispanic-dominican has free road to settle in the left side, but will not achieve it if it does not reassure and if it does not apply in defensive tasks. In attack can him the precipitation and often does not choose well the correct option, and in defence costs him find the suitable placing and suffers in excess with the charged of any opponent. The pass of Hammered took him desprevenido and no longer attained to cover to Zielinski.
  • Ivan Rakitic: Missing. The Croat has left footprint in the club because it turned into a todoterreno useful for everything, but now gives the feeling that his path has come to an end. Neither the titularity in a meeting of maximum level motivated him to find his best version, since it was slow, was unimportant and could not contribute his granite of sand neither upwards neither downwards.
  • Sergio Busquets: Overwhelmed. The one of Badia also carries time giving the impression to go just of petrol, a too dangerous condition for the position in which it exerts . The pressure of the partenopeos forced him to risk more than the necessary, and after three actions in which it played the caution, the last cost him a yellow card that will prevent him play the turn.
  • Frenkie Of Jong: Stray. The Dutch is used to to be key by his deployment and because always atina in attack and in defence, but the cobweb of Gattuso shut him and did not know to find an exit. In the first time wanted to be too up and anybody found him, but in the second, with the entrance of Arthur, retreated some metres and could touch more the balloon.
  • Arturo Vidal: Hot. The Chilean compensated with character and delivers his inexperience like extreme theorist right, but in spite of his efforts -that they are to appreciate-, left the borrón of the night in an action that could have cost very expensive to his. It did not do lacking to employ with so much hardness to cut the advance of Mário Rui in his own field, and much less encararse with the Portuguese and threaten with giving him a head butt. Felix Brych hit with the yellow by the entrance and the another by the rifirrafe and the expulsion will prevent him play the turn.
  • Leo Messi: Content. Gattuso Knew that it splits of his success went through desactivar to the Argentinian, and achieved it with a cage in which it trapped to the best player of the world. The one of Rosario threw in lacking supports in the creation and in the ending, because with nine or ten rivals to his around was impossible to create played or think in finalising them. It tried descolgarse and give supports one and again, but could not resolve.
  • Antoine Griezmann: Effective. The Frenchman went back to lose in front of a contrary that armoured and closed the roads of attack by the centre, but appeared in the just moment to certify a valuable tie. When intuyó that the connection between Busquets and Semedo could give result, anticipated in the first stick to do well the pass of the death of the Portuguese.
  • Arthur: Orderly. The Brazilian was the most logical change of the night, and in the minute 56 gave rest to Rakitic. With him on the lawn, the team tried to play to something more, and hardly a minute after going in arrived the decisive target. It surprised that after several good performances, Setién left him in the bench, so it could be headline in the Classical.
  • Ansu Fati: Without time. It substituted to Griezmann in the minute 87, and apart from some careers and his support in defence, did not have too time to help.
  • Clément Lenglet: Of emergency. The French was one of the central in the recámara, and had to go out in the discount to relieve to the lesionado Hammered. It did not have to make interventions because it did not remain time.

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