LAST PRESEASON MATCH
Napoli, Barça's last test before the League debut
Published:10/08/2019 - 00:58h
Updated:10/08/2019 - 01:07h
FC Barcelona will face Napoli for the second time in three days in what will be their last preseason game. Those of Valverde will have one last test against the Italians before debuting in the League against Athletic
The FC Barcelona plays this Saturday from the 23 hours (Spanish hour) his last party of pre-season. The culés will confront to the Naples of Carlo Ancelotti for the second time in hardly three days in his turns by United States. It will be the last friendly of the Barcelona before his debut in League Santander in front of the Athletic the Friday 16 August.
In the first meeting, the ones of Ernesto Valverde surpassed to the napolitanos by 2-1 with goals of Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets. The so much of the Naples also was work of the barcelonistas, since it put it to him in own door Samuel Umtiti. The blaugranas did not shine, but were better that the Italians along the 90 minutes.
The 'Txingurri' decided to take out in the eleven initial to Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann for the first time in this pre-season. The Uruguayan and the French already coincided against the Arsenal in the second part and in front of the napolitanos the technician decided to put them from the start to both. The duet every time seems to understand better and in this second crash could coincide with Ousmane Dembélé.
The extreme Frenchman was acting in front of the Naples, but without Leo Messi could split in the initial team in this second party of turns it. If the Argentinian does not recover to time for the crash in front of the Athletic, the most likely is that the trident of the leading was the formed by Dembélé, Suárez and Griezmann. In front of the napolitanos could be the first time in which the three coincide in the terrain of game.
Valverde Also has announced that Philippe Coutinho, Arthur Melo and Arturo Vidal could have minutes thinking in the crash against the bilbaínos. Arthur could coincide for the first time with Frenkie of Jong, that aims to title in Bilbao. This couple ilusiona a lot of to the barcelonismo and in front of the Italians could be his first together chapter.
Riqui Puig could have minutes again
Although it will not be his last party with the Barça, the one of the Naples himself could be the last party in which Riqui Puig can be headline in quite a lot of weeks. In what Arthur, Arturo Vidal and Coutinho are to his best level, the canterano will go back to the filial and will become the last midfield player of the staff. The one of Matadepera has been of the best in this preparation and his return to the Barça B could be a step backwards in his career. Precisely therefore, it speaks of his exit in shape of cession, but the most likely is that the Catalan do not move of Barcelona.