Barcelona vs Napoli is going to be the main fixture in this year’s UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE playoffs.Barcelona will face Napoli in the 1st leg of UEL playoffs tonight at Camp Nou.
Earlier this season Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League as they finished 3rd in their group behind mighty Bayern and Benfica.Barcelona has had a topsy turvy season so far with Messi leaving the club and then his friend Aguero retiring due to heart complications, sacking of manager Ronald Koeman made a lot of difference for the blaugrana.
With the appointment of Xavi the system looks to be getting better and players are looking sharper than before. Barcelona also had a decent winter transfer window as they signed city forward Ferran Torres and also got Adama Traore from wolves on loan. They also signed Aubameyang on the deadline day to complete the window.
Since then Barcelona are playing good football and are looking better with the inclusion of Adama Traore in the squad
Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid very comfortably earlier this month and will be looking to beat Napoli too.
Barcelona,s squad for the Napoli clash is out and Both Aubameyang and Traore are in as Ousmanne Dembele also made the cut.Barcelona would look to control the game and exploint wings with the pace of Dembele and Traore.
On the other hand,Napoli is in a great run of form as they are placed 3rd in the Serie A which is very competitive this season. Napoli are winning their matches and would like to win the Europa League this season.To do so they would have to contain Barcelona first.
Their squad includes Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens.In the midfield they are having the services of Fabian Ruiz and Zielinski.
Barcelona are out of the champions League football for the first te since Messi joined Barcelona which makes them more determined to win the Europa League also Europa League could be the only hope for trophy this season.As Real Madrid are leading in the League and Bar elona were knocked out in the Copa Del Ray bh Athletic Club.
Napoli are also out of the Coppa Italia and would be willing to score at Camp Nou.
Both the teams have had their ups and downs and Barcelona vs Napoli clash would be a hope for a great game of football.