Identify Napoli vs Barcelona
The match Napoli vs Barcelona in the 1/8 round of C1 season 2019/20 will take place at 03:00 on February 26, Vietnam time. Napoli are unbeaten in the last 7 home matches in the Champions League.
Review the match Napoli vs Barcelona
The last 4 times they traveled to Italy in the knockout round of the Champions League, Barca did not win a single victory, lost 3 matches and only got 1 draw. Not only that, in those 4 matches, the giants of Spanish football did not even get an honorable goal, when they drew 0-0 in the 2011/12 season, lost 0-2 in the 2012/13 season and lost to Milan 0-2 in the 2012/13 season. such as two defeats with the score 0-3 both in the quarterfinals against Juventus in the 2016/17 season and Roma in the 2017/18 season.
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Voices from history, plus the loss of forces signal a more or less good trip for Barca to Napoli in the first leg of the 1/8 Champions League round this season. The San Paolo home team may not be as rich in tradition as Barca, the force is not as many stars as Barca, but not because of that, Napoli lost confidence in the encounter with Spain’s representative.
Napoli vs Barcelona recent form
In the last 7 home matches at the No. 1 playground on the continent, Napoli did not suffer any defeat, winning up to 5 victories. As powerful as Liverpool, the team that is storming in the Premier League also has 2 times collapsed in San Paolo. Under the pressure of passionate Napoli fans, any opponent can melt.
After a difficult time when replacing Carlo Ancelotti, coach Gattuso has begun to make positive impressions. Napoli won the last 6/7 official matches, in which they won Juventus in Serie A, and defeated Lazio and Inter in the Coppa Italia respectively. These are the 3 teams with the strongest strength in Italy at the moment, but still defeated by Gattuso’s teachers and students.
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That impressive series of matches helps Napoli confidently welcome Barca. In the history of participating in the C1 Cup/Champions League, Napoli have only won twice in the knockout round. However, the San Paolo home team has never been bored with strong opponents, ready to play fair. In the 2011/12 season, Chelsea had to admit defeat in San Paolo before being crowned. Last season, Liverpool were lucky enough to eliminate Napoli in the group stage and then progress to the championship.
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Meanwhile, as for Barca, this team is still not completely stable under new general Quique Setién, especially in matches away from home. In the last 3 away matches in all competitions, Barca lost to 2, before the clubs that are all in decline are Valencia and Bilbao. The trip to San Paolo therefore contains many dangers for Barca.