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The players with whom FC Barcelona will play the UEFA Europa League

Published:15/02/2022 - 17:22h

Updated:15/02/2022 - 17:22h

FC Barcelona faces this Thursday its first Europa League match against Napoli. Xavi has had to leave Dani Alves out for this competition, betting on the other signings, all forwards

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Remain out of the Champions League was a vase of cold water for the Barça. And now it has to do it the best possible in the second European competition. After a start of league had an accident that it separated them of the places of head, a Glass of Rey toneless and a Supercopa of rugged Spain, the Europe League is the last possibility to carry a title to his vitrinas in this so hard season.

For this, Xavi has reinforced the staff in the market of winter with three forwards that will help him to put more goals and win more parties. Although the history is not to his favour. Dand the 10 times that the Barça participated in this competition, never achieved to happen of semifinals.

In the last days, the Catalan technician made public the staff that will participate in the Europe League. For the goal will have ter Stegen, Net, Tenas and Astralaga. The defence will be formed by Hammered, Araujo Commas, Umtiti, Lenglet, Mingueza, Eric, Alba, Balde, Dest and Roberto. For the midfield, Xavi will carry to Sanz, Nico, Pedri, Jandro, Busquets, Puig, Frenkie and Gavi.

The Naples will be the first rival of the culés

The eliminatory phase of the Europe League will be on 17 February and the blaugranas will have to the Naples like rival in eighth of final. They will play with advantage, since the party of gone is home. The houses of bets offer some quotas from among the 1,84 and 1,9 by the victory of the Barça. This indicates that they think that have some probabilities from among 52,6% and 54,3% to win the meeting.

The victory of the Napoli pays between 3,3 and 4, what indicates that they assign them a probability of victory from among 25% and 30,3%. If you do not have very clear what are the quotas or the probabilities of victory calculated by the houses of bets, can find information detailed and read councils to bet in the football matchs in any skilled website in this thematic. Shelving the numbers, remains clear that win home will put them the easiest things when they confront to the Italians in his terrain in the party of turn.

Dani Alves Remains was

One of the greater surprises for some fans was to see that Dani Alves remained out of the European competition. Being one of the new bastions brought by Xavi to strengthen the staff, were a lot of those that asked which were the reasons.

In a press conference, the technician explained something that for the most understood resulted obvious. The regulation of this competition only allows to do three changes in the alignment presented at the beginning of the same. And as there are four new players that arrived in January, results unfeasible to include them to all.

Then, Xavi decided that they would result more valuable the three forwards that the side. The team needs goals and players that are able to define up. And this can have it with Aubameyang, Torres and Traoré.

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