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Napoli vs Barcelona, Champions League: NAP 1-1 BAR, Champions League Round of 16 First Leg; Lewandowski and Osimhen score one each….


Date, kick-off time and venue :

Napoli vs Barcelona is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.The match will take place at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Napoli vs Barcelona Half Time…..

HALFTIME, Napoli 0-0 Barcelona: A hard-fought opening period in Naples with Barça the better team in the first 30 minutes and Napoli finishing the half as the stronger side. The Catalans created a few good opportunities and forced Alex Meret into at least three good saves, but neither side has truly come close to finding the net so far.

FULL-TIME, Napoli 1-1 Barcelona:Β 

BarΓ§a were the better team for most of the night and should have won this one, but Victor Osimhen proved decisive for the home team and denied BarΓ§a a first leg victory. It’s still a solid result to take back to Catalonia, and the performance was encouraging.

60’ GOAL!!! Napoli 0-1 Barcelona (Lewandowski):

BARΓ‡A TAKE THE LEAD!!! Pedri plays an outrageous pass through the defender’s legs to find Robert Lewandowski inside the box and the Pole finds the space to fire a low shot into the bottom corner!

The view from Naples, with Colum Fordham.. β€œNaples calling. What with the change of coach, from Walter Mazzari to Calzona, Napoli will be satisfied with a draw against Barcelona. My students in Naples were pessimistic about tonight’s match after the pathetic 1-1 draw with Genoa but my local grocer Gino was upbeat and thought they’d perform. Which they did, all things considered. Osimhen was tired from the African Cup but showed his class. As did Kavara every so often. Should be a good return match.”

Napoli vs Barcelona Lineup…….

Barcelona :

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, IΓ±igo, Cancelo; Christensen, De Jong; Yamal, GΓΌndogan, Pedri; Lewandowski (4-2-3-1)

Substitutes: PeΓ±a (GK), Astralaga (GK), CubarsΓ­, Fort, Roberto, Romeu, CasadΓ³, FermΓ­n, Raphinha, FΓ©lix, Roque, Guiu.

Napoli :

Starting XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Jesus, Olivera; Anguisa, Lobotka, Cajuste; Politano, Osmihen, Kvaratskhelia (4-3-3)

Substitutes: Contini (GK), Gollini (GK), Natan, Rui, Traorè, Simeone, Lindstrom, Mazzocchi, Ostigard, Raspadori.

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