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The cons and the pro to play the Barça-Napoli behind closed doors

Published:11/03/2020 - 15:22h

Updated:11/03/2020 - 15:22h

UEFA confirmed a few days ago that Barça-Napoli will be played behind closed doors. These are the cons and the pro that will have this strange situation in a key match for the Champions League

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FC Barcelona and Napoli will contest next Wednesday 18 March the party of turn of his crossing of eighth of the Champions League. The Catalans happened difficulties in his visit to Saint Paolo but tieed up a 1-1 that concedes them a light advantage by the double value of the goals out of house. In his return to the Camp Nou, this yes, will have to play to enclosed door by the measures of caution because of the coronavirus.

The newspaper 'Sport' has had the collaboration of Xesco Espar, ex player and trainer of handball and expert in sportsmen of high performance to elaborate an article on the duel. The technician has evaluated an atypical situation in the professional football, and has drafted a list of contras and pros on the obligation to play without public. Obviously, has more damage that benefit, but has tried to look for a positive reading.

The mental factor is a main question for the local players, that have to avoid fall in the relaxation. The Barcelonan recalca that the terracing helps enormously to keep the competitive tension, and explains that it will touch to make an extra effort to keep the concentration so much in the good as in the bad moments. To the stadium knows him often as 'the player number twelve', and this quotation is not by chance.

The personal influence of the followers will have to sustain it the Barcelona in his absence, and remember that this time there will be applauses for recompensar his tarpaulins neither whistles to give some that another touch of attention. The paper of Quique Setién, Eder Sarabia and the whole of the technical body will be indispensable, and more in a coliseo in which they go to oir all the indications because there will be the bullicio that usually the full.

The pressure of the fans also will notice because it will be missing a point of intimidation on the rivals and the referees. Obviously, both communities treat to do well his work are cuales are the conditions, but in this occasion will not confront to a crowd ensordecedora. This will do that the 'azzurri' play more freed and that, inside his impartiality, the referees do not protect mildly to the team of house.

The Barça has to revolutionise to avoid frights

Espar Remembers that trust a positive result would be the worst error for the Barça, whose players could give with the key if they compensate the empty that leave the fans. This could achieve with a previous preparation to the detail, based in a motivation and responsibility that have to increase even more than the usual. If the culés revolutionise and reach this extra point, could have some advantage on the napolitanos, that are demanded by a result that forces them to shine in the City Condal.

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