Napoli vs FC Barcelona: Everything you need to know

Both teams had to settle with a 1-1 tie in the first leg at Camp Nou.

While Napoli host FC Barcelona for the second leg of the UEFA Europa League. Both teams had to settle with a 1-1 tie in the first leg at Camp Nou, these 3 key factors one should know about the fixture.

Barca’s crazy form:


Barcelona under the guidance of Xavi Hernandez has been remarkable. They cruised to a decisive 4-1 victory over Valencia on Sunday.

Injury concerns at Napoli:

Axel Tuanzebe, Matteo Politano, Hirving Lozano, Stanislav Lobotka, and Matteo Politano are all out of this match.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Anguissa are both uncertain for this match, leaving Napoli with no natural right-back in their starting lineup.

Napoli at their home:

Napoli even with vital players can be strong at their home. To break Napoli in front of their fans would surely be a task for the Catalan side.

What happened in the first leg?
After just a 1-1 draw in Spain, the game is on a knife’s edge. For all of the first half-hour, Barcelona was on top, but they were punished for squandered chances when Piotr Zielinski put Napoli ahead. The visitors’ game plan appeared to be working as Luciano Spalletti had intended until Ferran Torres palmed away from the spot just before the hour mark. Torres had more chances, but Napoli held on.

Possible line ups :
Napoli: Ospina; Rahmani, Di Lorenzo, Rahmani, Mario Rui, Koulibaly; Fabián Ruiz, Demme; Zielinski, Elmas, Insigne; Osimhen

FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen: Alba, Piqué, Araújo, De Jong; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; Ferran Torres, Adama, Aubamayeng

NOTE: Away goals rule abolished,
For 2021/22, there has been a regulation change: The ties level after the second leg will advance to extra time and, if necessary, a penalty shoot-out, regardless of the number of away goals a team has scored.