Napoli vs Barcelona: UEFA Europa League, Match Preview, Lineups, And Dream11 Prediction

Both the teams ended in a 1-1 draw as both the teams failed to affect the game.
Napoli vs Barcelona: UEFA Europa League, Match Preview, Lineups, And Dream11 Prediction

Napoli vs Barcelona is the upcoming round of 32 match of the UEFA Europa League. The Gil Azzurri's are hosting the Blaugranas at Camp Nou on 25th February. Read the full match preview, lineups, and Dream11 prediction. 

Match Preview:

Both the teams ended in a 1-1 draw as both the teams failed to affect the game. However, Napoli enjoyed the major share of the match yet failed to get a winner. The goals from Zielinski and Torres were the only goalscorers.

Barcelona vs Napoli: Round of 16 – UEFA Europa League Match Details

Date- 25/02/2021
Time- 1:30 PM
Venue- Estadio Diego Armando Maradona, Italy
Where to watch in India- Sony Network and Jio TV
Referee- Sergei Karasev (Russia)
Assistant Referees- Igor Demeshko (Russia) Aleksei Lunev (Russia)

Team News: Barcelona vs Napoli

SSC Napoli:

Napoli is coming into this fixture after their third 1-1 draw in a row this time against Cagliari in Serie A.

Difficult matches with Lazio and AC Milan up ahead, Napoli will enter the second leg with real caution as they are still in with a real shot to win. They are aiming to avoid being dumped out of the UEL at this stage for the fourth time in seven seasons.

During their first meet with Barcelona, they ended up in a 1-1 draw. 

Suspensions:

No one is suspended for the upcoming fixture.

Injuries/doubtful: 

Hirving Lozano, Stanislav Lobotka, and Andre Zambo Anguissa are not yet cleared to play with their injury concerns. However, Di Lorenzo might not feature after a head collision during their match against Cagliari.

Comebacks:

Matteo Politano and Lorenzo Insigne are in contention to feature.

SSC Napoli's recent form in all competitions:

A 1-1 draw with Cagliari
1-1 draw with Barcelona
1-1 draw with Inter Milan
0-2 win over Venezia
2-1 win over Salernitana

Photo Credit – Marca

FC Barcelona: 

The Blaugranas are entering the competition after a ruthlessness on show at the Mestalla, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's hat-trick and Frenkie de Jong's effort sunk The Yellow Submarine (Valencia) by 4-1.

That 4-1 success in La Liga marked Barca's fifth game without a loss. Barcelona was forced to settle for a 1-1 draw on Napoli's turf during the 2019-20 Champions League last-16 before winning 3-1 at home. So this time a similar situation has occurred as well so another entertaining repeat may happen. With both sides scoring in all three competitive meetings between the European powerhouses.

Suspensions:

Dani Alves is not available for selection due to his name not being on the final squad list for this competition.

Injuries/Doubtful:

Clement Lenglet, Memphis Depay, Samuel Umtiti, Ansu Fati, Alejandro Balde, and Sergi Roberto are still out of contention. However fresh injury concerns have arisen over Eric Garcia and Frenkie de Jong.

Comebacks:

Gerard Pique is back on track after serving his suspension.

FC Barcelona's recent form in all competitions:

1-4 win over Valencia
1-1 draw with Napoli
2-2 draw with Espanyol
4-2 win over Atletico Madrid
0-1 win over Deportivo Alaves

Napoli vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head

Matches: 3
SSC Napoli: 0
FC Barcelona: 1
Draw: 2

Possible Line-ups:

SSC Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Jesus; Ruiz, Demme; Elmas, Zielinski, Mertens; Osimhen

FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Pique, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; Traore, Aubameyang, Torres

Napoli vs Barcelona: Dream11 Prediction

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