Barca vs napoli uel

barca vs napoli uel

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Luciano Spalletti's side drew Barca, 1-1, at the Camp Nou after scoring the opening goal of the night through Piotr Zielinski. Barcelona were the best side for most of the game, especially in the second half when Xavi's side managed to score with Ferran Torres on a penalty kick. But Barca failed to add to their scoreline and things will be all square heading to Naples next week with a spot in the UEL round of 16 on the line. Barcelona had moments in the first half as well, especially through Torres and recent addition Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Napoli waited to spring the counterattack, and Zielinksi pounced on an opportunity, rocketing his own rebound into the back of the net. PIOTR ZIELINSKI.

OFF THE REBOUND. 🔥 NAPOLI TAKE THE LEAD OVER BARCA AT THE CAMP NOU. 😳 @UEL— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 17, 2022 Napoli struggled to find space in the second half, as Spalletti's team lost physicality and dropped the pace as well. Xavi's side, on the contrary, dominated the final 45 minutes and found the equalizer thanks to VAR ruling a handball on defender Juan Jesus. Torres stepped to the spot and made it 1-1 in the 59th minute.

Ferran Torres levels it for Barcelona 👀— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 17, 2022 Barcelona continued to be very dangerous in the last part of the match with some huge chances with Torres and Luuk de Jong missing strong looks.

The second leg is set for Feb. 24 and will be streaming on Paramount+. Barcelona ratings Name Minutes How did they do? Rating (GK) Marc-Andre ter Stegen 90 Made three saves on the night and nearly had a clean sheet, had it not been for the rebound. But he did his job to help his team get the draw. 7 (DEF) Oscar Mingueza 81 Led his team in tackles with six but only converted 28.6% of them. Looked strong in the air though and led his team with 12 duels won.

This isn't good news for Sergino Dest. 6 (DEF) Gerard Pique 90 Did well enough but rarely had to worry about anything in the air. Had an interception barca vs napoli uel a clearance. He couldn't do anything on the goal, but the effort was there. 6 (DEF) Eric Garcia 90 Not his best display defensively. Rarely looked confident in his tackling, but he did intercept the ball four times. He struggled with Napoli's speed. On the ball, his passing was precise.

6 (DEF) Jordi Alba 90 The fullback did not get forward as much as he would have liked, creating just one chance. The ball went down the barca vs napoli uel side more often, meaning he had little to contribute going forward, especially when Ferran would push out wide. 5 (MID) Nico Gonzalez 90 The youngster had his moments. Created a chance and had a half-decent scoring chance as well.

He remains superb in making sure his passes reach the right person, rarely turning it over. 6 (MID) Frenkie de Jong 65 Not his most impactful performance. The Dutchman did create a bit, but his passing in the final third could have been better. He was replaced after the hour mark.

5 (MID) Pedri 90 Superb from the young superstar in terms of creating. He created five chances on the night and really should have gotten an assist from Ferran Torres. Did everything he needed to do. 8 (FWD) Adama Traore 65 Never got going. Had a chance created and a shot but touched the ball just 39 times. Taken off after the hour mark and rightfully so. 4 (FWD) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 86 Decent from the former Arsenal man, but it wasn't a vintage display by any means.

The passing was poor at times, but he did create and get into dangerous spots. He needs to shoot quicker. 5 (FWD) Ferran Torres 90 That was a rollercoaster. He scored once, off a penalty, but boy did he blow some great chances.

Torres should have scored the winner, missing a great chance late. Put just one of his nine shots barca vs napoli uel goal. 6 Substitutes Replaced How did they do?

Rating Sergio Busquets de Jong (65') Came in and really helped his team keep possession, helping them set up some late chances at goal. 7 Ousmane Dembele Traore (65') In 25 minutes, he had one shot that wasn't close and his passing wasn't crisp. 5 Gavi Gonzalez (65') Never really got involved in his short stint on the pitch but positioned himself well and brought energy. 6 Sergino Dest Mingueza (81') Frustrating getting nine minutes because your manager starts a centerback over you at right back.

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Quite telling. Not enough time to do much. N/A Luuk de Jong Aubameyang (86)' Late sub who should be applauded. Took two shots in his four minutes on the pitch, offering his team a chance at the win. 7 Manager Subs used How did the manager do? Rating Xavi 5 He didn't wait terribly long to make changes, but I suspect he'll start Busquets next time, because they needed him for longer.

He also must help Ferran regain his confidence. 6 Napoli ratings Name Minutes How did they do? Rating (GK) Alex Meret 90 He was fundamental, especially in the second half when the pressure increased and there was a need for a goalkeeper who could not make mistakes. Obviously not guilty for the goal conceded, which came from a penalty. 7 (DEF) Giovanni Di Lorenzo 90 Usually he is a factor in the offensive side of the pitch for the way he plays and the chances he creates with assists, this time instead he was more careful not to make mistakes in defense.

6 (DEF) Amir Rrahmani 90 He was careful enough to not make any big mistakes and he was helped by the great performance of his teammate Koulibaly. Napoli couldn't ask him more. 6 (DEF) Kalidou Koulibaly 90 After winning the AFCON and being the MVP against Inter Milan last Saturday in Barca vs napoli uel A, this was another great performance by him.

He was like a wall vs. Barca, almost impossible to pass him. 7 (DEF) Juan Jesus 90 It wasn't a bad game for the former AS Roma player, but the handball was too evident and it was the reason why Napoli conceded the only goal. Unlucky. 5 (MID) André Anguissa 84 You didn't see him much on the pitch, but he was totally needed, especially because he was the reason why Fabian and Zielinski had more freedom next to him. 6 (MID) Fabian Ruiz 90 Didn't impress much.

He's used to playing closer to the strikers, but he was needed also on the defensive side of the pitch. He wanted to impress his opponents that are always barca vs napoli uel him for the future.

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6 (MID) Eljif Elmas 84 He was part of the game, especially for the opening goal that started from him, but then his way of playing was a bit too soft and his position on the pitch is still an issue for Spalletti.

5 (MID) Piotr Zielinski 79 He was Napoli's best player. He proved to be a totally different player under Luciano Spalletti this season, much more consistent and provided most of the chances that Napoli got today -- including scoring the goal. Crucial player. 7 (FWD) Lorenzo Insigne 72 Napoli's captain played a very defensive game, almost barca vs napoli uel to the line of the midfielders and did not have many chances to create in the offensive side of the pitch.

He was careful in defense, but not very creative when it was needed. 5 (FWD) Victor Osimhen 79 Very useful today. His way of playing was needed for his team because he was the only one who tried to kept the ball and make his teammates breath a bit when Barcelona was pushing a lot. Couldn't do much more. 6 Substitutes Replaced How did they do? Rating Adam Ounas Lorenzo Insigne (72') Came in when Napoli was just thinking about not conceding the second goal.

Did his best. 6 Diego Demme Piotr Zielinski (79') He came in and tried to press more in the midfield area. N/A Dries Mertens Victor Osimhen (79') Couldn't do much. Subbed in when Napoli needed to buy time and not concede the second goal. N/A Kevin Malcuit André Anguissa (84') Late substitute, almost put his team in danger but managed to keep the ball away from the GK. N/A Mario Rui Eljif Elmas (84') Late substitute. Had only one pass and couldn't do more really.

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N/A Manager Subs used How did the manager do? Rating Luciano Spalletti 5 He has been one of the best Italian managers out there. Napoli came to Barcelona to win the match, even if they had some issues in the second half. But the performance is still positive and tactically speaking he prepared the game perfectly.

7 Pinned FINAL WHISTLE After more than 99 minutes of game time it's 1-1 at the Camp Nou: the match is over with no winners tonight. Barcelona failed to score the second goal in the last barca vs napoli uel and Napoli get a nice result ahead of the second leg that will take place next Thursday at the Stadio Maradona on February 24.

Pinned Two big chances Barcelona are pushing more and more to try to score a second one but Napoli managed to contain the offensive actions of Xavi's side. Dembelé has a great inspiration now and the ball reaches Ferran Torres, who is not cynical enough and the ball goes wide again.

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Few minutes after Luuk de Jong goes one step away to score an unbelievable goal with a bicycle kick! Pinned Barca looking mostly likely to score a second The chances haven't been terrific, but Barca continue to control the pace of the match and the majority of the ball as they look for the advantage. The inclusion of Sergio Busquets is allowing them to be a bit more fluid in playing centrally and then wide, but they have to find something to show for it.

Pinned FIRST HALF IS OVER This is it for the first part of the match, with Napoli ahead thanks to the goal of Piotr Zielinski. Barcelona were the best side overall, but didn't manage to score despite three big chances. After Napoli's opening goal Barcelona changed a bit attitude and lost confidence.

Huge result for Napoli until now. Pinned GOAL - Napoli ahead! After a huge chance for Ferran Torres, Napoli are ahead with Piotr Zielinksi! Great play by Elmas on the short side of the area and Zielinski is the quicker one on the ball: on the first shot ter Stegen saves it, but barca vs napoli uel ball goes back to the Polish player, who scores this time. Pinned Decent start for Barca 54 percent of the ball for Barca with two shots but just a 0.06 xG to show for it.

Meanwhile, nothing from Napoli in the first quarter of an hour, registering zero total shots. Barca have been on the front foot since the beginning, but they haven't been all that threatening. Pinned Napoli's coach said they aren't adapting because of opponent In his pre-match press conference, Luciano Spalletti said his team will play their style and not modify things because of who they are playing. "We will play our game," he said. "We will not use a special tactic just because it's Barcelona.

We try to play as we know. We know that in barca vs napoli uel moments we will have to defend and in others try to exploit the spaces." Pinned A little bit of history between the two teams These clubs are linked in history because of Diego Maradona's transfer from Barca to Napoli in the 80s, but they haven't played all that much.

They met in the round of 16 in 2019-20 and also played two friendlies in the United States in 2019. Barca have had the advantage with three wins and one draw. Pinned Why Dani Alves can't play Barcelona legend Dani Alves won't be part of today's clash against Napoli because he was not included in the Europa League list for the knockout stage. The rule says that clubs can add only three new faces in the existing lists and Barcelona manager Xavi decided to include Ferran Torres, Adama Traore and Aubameyang (all of them are in barca vs napoli uel starting XI) and for this reason there was no room for Dani Alves.

Pinned Osimhen recovered on time Despite being in doubt until the last hour for a small knee injury, Luciano Spalletti can count on Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen who's available and will play from the first minute against Barcelona today.

Dries Mertens will start on the bench and can be a factor for the second half. Pinned Storylines Barca: There have been some big changes to the squad for the competition as they've been downgraded from UCL to Europa. Gone is Philippe Coutinho as the most noticeable exit, but in come three players who can be difference makers. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres and Adama Traore are tasked with getting this team back on track during their post-Lionel Messi days.

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Expect all three to see the pitch in this one. Napoli: They've dealt with injuries all season long but now enter the game at full strength. They have been in fine form and continue to improve defensively.

Manager Luciano Spalletti hinted in his pre-match press conference that they may prioritize defending and try to exploit space. With Barca's possession-heavy style, don't be surprised to see this team go on the counter to find its best scoring chances. Pinned Welcome in! Welcome to the CBS Sports live blog of the UEFA Europa League! It's FC Barcelona against Napoli from the Camp Nou in the knockout stage playoff round.

The first leg is set for 12:45 p.m. ET, while the second leg arrives next Thursday. You can watch the game live on Paramount+. I'm Roger Gonzalez, and we'll be joined by Francesco Porzio shortly for what should be a thrilling match. CBS Sports HQ Newsletter We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. By submitting my email I agree to receive the "CBS Sports HQ Newsletter" and other marketing and promotional emails from CBS Sports, which may include information from our affiliates and/or partners' offers, products and services.

For more information about our data practices consult our Privacy Policy Barcelona confirmed their place in the second knockout round of the Europa League following a brilliant attacking first half display to beat Napoli 4-2. Goals from Jordi Alba, Frenkie De Jong, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gerard Pique were enough to earn a 5-3 aggregate win on the night. In a frantic first half, Barcelona were at their clinical best on the counter attack thanks to their barca vs napoli uel signing Adama Traore, who's settled in brilliantly at the club.

He laid on his first of two assists, playing in Alba to finish superbly past Meret. Barca doubled their lead soon after thanks to a dazzling long range attempt from De Jong, who excelled in the first half.

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Napoli pulled a goal back from the penalty spot thanks to Victor Osimhem's persistence as he was brought down just inside the box barca vs napoli uel Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Lorenzo Insigne converted from the spot, in what is likely to be his final European match for Napoli.

Any hope of a comeback was squashed by Gerard Pique who scored his first Europa League goal of the season after good work from Alba. In the second half, Barca scored their fourth goal 15 minutes after half-time, thanks to a brilliant passing move in typical Barcelona fashion.

Traore fired in a low cross which De Jong left brilliantly for Aubameyang to finish into the top corner to make it four goals in two games for the former Arsenal striker. Napoli pulled a late goal back thanks to Matteo Politano but it was simply too little, too late for the side from Naples. Barcelona played some of their best attacking football for a long time, and Xavi will be a happy manager as his side march on into the next round.

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FULL TIME! #NapoliBarça — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 24, 2022 MORE: Has Champions League final been moved from Russia? Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

Napoli vs. Barcelona Result Napoli 2 Barca vs napoli uel 23' (Pen) Politano 87' Barcelona 4 Alba 9' De Jong 13' Pique 45' Aubameyang 59' (Barcelona win 5-3 on Aggregate) (All times Eastern) Napoli vs. Barcelona - As It Happened FULL-TIME!: Barcelona win 4-2 on the night and advance to the second knockout stages! WE'RE THROUGH TO THE ROUND OF 16! #FORÇABARÇA! — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 24, 2022 87th min: Pique and Nico were caught trying to play out from the back and the Napoli forward punished Barcelona with a brilliant finish.

87th min: GOAL FOR NAPOLI! POLITANO MAKES IT 4-2! 81st min: Substitution for Napoli; Andrea Petagna replaces Insigne, in what is his last European game as a Napoli player. Barca also replace Torres with another young starlet in Riqui Puig. 74th min: A triple change for both sides here!

With Dries Mertens, Adam Ounas and Faouzi Ghoulam coming on for Zielinski, Rui and Osimhen. For Barca, Nico, Luuk de Jong and Ousmane Dembele replace Pedri, Aubameyang and Traore as we enter the last 15 minutes! 69th min: Goal Ruled OUT for Offside! Insigne's volley is ruled out following a good move. 67th min: Napoli frustrations grow as Barcelona have taken over possession and are dominating proceedings.

It's simply been one of Barcelona's best performances for a long time. Best Barca performance in a long, long time. — Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) February 24, 2022 62nd min: Wonderkid Gavi (who's still 17 years old by the barca vs napoli uel comes on for Sergio Busquets. 59th min: A brilliant passing move from Barcelona saw Traore cross low, which was left by De Jong and Aubameyang fired brilliantly into the top corner.

A top quality goal from former Arsenal striker!

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores again for Barcelona and might just put this out of reach! Barça is flipping toward the #UEL last 16 (via @TUDNUSA) — Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) February 24, 2022 59th min: GOAL FOR BARCELONA!

AUBAMEYANG MAKES IT 4-1! 57th min: Yellow Card for Zielinski! The Polish midfielder brings down Aubameyang cynically to stop the counter attack and is the first player to go into the book so far. 55th min: Chance for Barcelona!

Traore's deep cross was parried by Meret out to De Jong, who's shot was brilliantly blocked by Rrahmani to stop Barca getting a fourth goal! 52nd min: Pitor Zielinski and Insigne link up to get into Barcelona's area but the shot is blocked well by Pedri but the corner comes to nothing.

Still a high pace to the game early in the second half. 46th min: Second half underway! Napoli make one change with Matteo Politano coming on for Demme as Napoli need 2 goals to force extra time!

HALF-TIME: Barcelona are in the driving seat going into the second half, and Napoli have it all to do in the second half. Expect more goals in the second half, what a game it's been so far! HALF-TIME: Jordi Alba has rolled back the years on a big European Night for Barcelona, scoring barca vs napoli uel opening goal and it was his deflected cross that led to the Pique goal too.

What a player! Ten years at Barcelona and Jordi Barca vs napoli uel is still delivering in the big games 💛 — GOAL (@goal) February 24, 2022 HALF-TIME: Barcelona have been in fine goal scoring recently, and it's carried on here tonight! ⚽️⚽️⚽️ vs. Atlético ⚽️⚽️⚽️ vs. Valencia ⚽️⚽️⚽️ vs.

Napoli Barcelona have scored 3+ goals in the first half in three of their last five games. 👀 #UEL — Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 24, 2022 HALF-TIME: Napoli 1-3 Barcelona 45th min: Pique finishes with his left foot following another Alba cross, the Spaniard finishing like a striker! Waka Waka This Time For Pique!

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Gerard Pique restores Barcelona's 2 goal lead. 🎯 — CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 24, 2022 45th min: GOAL FOR BARCELONA! GERARD PIQUE MAKES IT 3-1! 43rd min: More brilliant play from De Jong as he powers past a few challenges before setting through Traore, who wins another corner.

37th min: Barcelona break again with Traore who got in behind the Napoli defence again, but was dispossessed when cutting inside by Diego Demme. 27th min: HUGE chance for Aubameyang, as more Barcelona pressure led to a corner which was flicked onto the back post where he was unmarked, but somehow fired wide!

All action here at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. 25th min: GOAL FOR NAPOLI! Insigne makes no mistake as he emphatically scores from the spot. Lorenzo Insigne gives Napoli life from the penalty spot! — CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 24, 2022 24th min : PENALTY TO NAPOLI!

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Osihem was brought down by a reckless Ter-Stegen 23rd min : VAR CHECK FOR NAPOLI PENALTY 17th min: Frenkie De Jong bends a curling effort from outside the box into the top corner to double Barcelona's lead. What a goal! BARCELONA HIT NAPOLI ON THE COUNTER AND JORDI ALABA FINISHES WITH HIS RIGHT FOOT. 🔥 — CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 24, 2022 16th min.: GOAL FOR BARCELONA! DE JONG DOUBLES THE LEAD! 11th min: A fast counter-attack lead by Adama Traore, in typical fashion, powered through to set up Jordi Alba, who slotted past Meret to open the scoring!

Napoli 0-1 Barcelona. A Napoli corner kick turns directly into a Barcelona goal! An absolutely clinical counter steered by Adama Traore is finished off by Jordi Alba. It's 1-0 on the day, 2-1 on aggregate for Barça #UEL (via @TUDNUSA) — Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) February 24, 2022 10th min : GOAL FOR BARCELONA! 5th min: Following a quiet opening few minutes, Barcelona have settled into a rhythm, with some good possession early on. 1st min: And we are underway in Naples!

2:56 p.m.: Key news for Napoli is that Lorenzo Insigne barca vs napoli uel after missing the league game against Cagliari, as key players Victor Osimhen, Fabian Ruiz and Kalidou Koulibaly all start in Naples.

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2:52 p.m.: Key team news for Barcelona is: Gerard Pique returns and Ferran Torres joins Adama Traore and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the front three. 2:15 p.m.: No Lionel Messi on the field this time, but the matchup is a good excuse to surface one of his best goals for the Blaugrana.

The last time the barca vs napoli uel were down for Barcelona against Napoli, Lionel Messi pulled this off 🔥 🎥 @ChampionsLeague barca vs napoli uel — DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) February 24, 2022 MORE: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 results & highlights
Barcelona kicked off its first ever Europa League campaign with a 1-1 last 16 play-off first leg draw at home to Napoli.

Xavi's side struggled for fluency in the first half, with Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missing crucial chances, before Piotr Zielinski pounced on a loose ball in the box to fire the Italians in front before the break. Barcelona slowly edged itself into the tie after the restart with Adama Traore's cross handled by Napoli defender Amir Rrahmani, allowing Torres the chance to equalize from the penalty spot.

However, the hosts were unable to wrestle control from Luciano Spalletti's visitors in the closing stages, with Torres and Aubameyang both guilty of wasting more clear cut opportunities to win the tie.

MORE: Why is Barcelona playing the in the Europa League in 2022? Sporting News will be following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

Barcelona vs. Napoli result 1H 2H Final Barcelona 1 1 1 Napoli 1 1 1 Goals: Zielinski 28, Torres 59 (All times Eastern) Barcelona vs. Napoli barca vs napoli uel it happened FULL TIME: Barcelona kicks off its Europa League campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Napoli as Ferran Torres' spot kick saves the hosts on the night.

Overall a frustrating evening for the hosts with a number of missed opportunities. 90th Min: Barcelona pour forward again as Dembele slips in Dest to cross in and de Jong's bicycle kick flies wide. Meret booked for time wasting with six minutes of added time. 89th Min: HUGE MISS FOR TORRES Barcelona work an angle inside the Napoli box but Torres' tough night continues as he lashes over the top!!!

84th Min: Aubameyang's evening is over as Luuk de Jong comes on. A quiet first start for the former Arsenal man. 84th Min: Changes for both sides in the closing minutes with Sergino Dest is ON with Oscar Mingueza OFF. Spalletti brings on Kevin Malcuit and Mario Rui for Elif Elmas and Anguissa. 80th Min: Double change for Napoli as Zielinski and Osimhen head OFF and Dries Mertens and Diego Demme come ON. 73rd Min: Napoli sub as Adam Ounas replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

Barcelona burst forward on the counter attack but Zielinski gets back to clear away Dembele's cross. 71st Min: Booking for Fabian Ruiz but Torres hammers the free kick a mile over the top. 66th Min: TRIPLE SUB FOR BARCA Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Busquets and Gavi ON with Frenkie de Jong, Traore and Nico are OFF!! 64th Min: Aubameyang glides past two Napoli tackles outside the box but his finish is wayward. 59th Min: GOAL! Barcelona 1-1 All eyes on Torres after his misses tonight, but the Spaniard calmly tucks home from the spot.

GAME ON!!! Ferran Torres levels it for Barcelona 👀 — CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 17, 2022 58th Min: PENALTY to Barcelona! Traore's cross is adjudged to have caught Juan Jesus on the hand.VAR check is over.PENALTY TO BARCELONA!! 53rd Min: Barcelona is dominating possession but Osimhen breaks in behind and loops an effort over from a tight angle. 49th Min: Pedri loses the ball in midfield but Napoli cannot make it count as Ter Stegen restarts for the home side.

46th Min: We are back in action in Barcelona. No changes for either side at the break. HALF TIME: Barcelona has created chances, but they are lacking a cutting edge in attack, with a compact Napoli edging in front at the break via Zielinski's close range finish. 40th Min: Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa catches Nico in midfield and joins Giovanni Di Lorenzo in the referee's notebook for Napoli.

38th Min: Some nice interplay on the edge of the Napoli tees up Torres but he steers wide of Meret's post again. 32nd Min: Barcelona try and launch an instant response but Koulibaly is on hand to snuff out the danger. 28th: GOAL! Napoli 1-0! HUGE chance for Barcelona as Aubameyang capitalizes on an error at the back from Napoli to slip in Ferran Torres but the former Manchester City man blazes wide!!! Napoli react and storm up the other end - Zielinksi tests Ter Stegen - but with the Barcelona defense sleeping, he reacts quickest to bury the loose ball.

Frenkie de Jong especially was caught in a deep snooze, standing still as Zielinski takes both efforts. PIOTR ZIELINSKI. OFF THE REBOUND. 🔥 NAPOLI TAKE THE LEAD OVER BARCA AT THE CAMP NOU. 😳 @UEL — CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 17, 2022 22nd Min: First chance of the night for Napoli as Zielinski slips Osimhen in behind but Marc-Andre Ter Stegen barca vs napoli uel his body to block his effort.

Ter Stegen launches Barcelona on the attack from the ensuing corner but Kalidou Koulibaly slides in to make the block and Aubameyang's chipped effort is saved by Meret before the offside flag goes up. 18th Min: Barcelona creating the better chances here as Nico's scuffed effort is held by Alex Meret and Aubameyang eases forward and curls wide. 7th Min: CHANCE, Barcelona!

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forces an error from Napoli, and Nico Gonzalez slips in Pedri, but the Spanish star lashes one over the top. 5th Min: Even start from both sides with Adama Traore and Victor Osimhen looking to use their pace with early runs in behind at both ends. 1st Min: KICK OFF!! We are underway at the Camp Nou as Piotr Zielinski kicks us off!! 12:30am.: Plenty has changed at Barcelona since the one and only time these two sides faced each other in Champions League last 16 in 2019/20.

Barcelona won 4-2 on aggregate to progress to the quarter finals but all four of their goal scorers will not feature against Napoli tonight. Defender Lenglet is injured, with Lionel Messi moving on to PSG and Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann now plying their trade at Atletico Madrid.

12:15am.: SPALLETTI MATCHES XAVI WITH LINE UP CHANGES Napoli boss Spalletti has adopted a similar approach to Xavi with three starting changes after his side barca vs napoli uel with defending Serie A champions Inter Milan at the weekend.

📃 StartingXI: Meret, Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Juan Jesus, Anguissa, Fabian, Elmas, Zielinski, Insigne, Osimhen. #UEL #BarçaNapoli 💙 #ForzaNapoliSempre — Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) February 17, 2022 Juan Jesus comes in for Mario Rui in defense with a new-look midfield as Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Elif Elmas replace Stanislav Lobotka and Matteo Politano. 12:10 a.m.: FOUR CHANGES FOR XAVI AS AUBA STARTS Barcelona boss Xavi makes four changes to his starting XI for their Europa League last 16 play off first leg against Napoli.

La Blaugrana drew 2-2 away at neighbors Espanyol last weekend and the former Spanish international has rang the changes for their return to European action. Barça XI #BarçaNapoli — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 17, 2022 Oscar Mingueza and Eric Garcia comes into defense in place of Sergino Dest and the injured Ronald Araujo with Nico Gonzalez in for the rested Sergio Busquets.

However, the big news for Xavi is a first club start for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Gabonese forward comes in for Gavi in attack. 11:30 a.m.: Barcelona vs. Napoli is always a good excuse to dust off highlights of Diego Armando Maradona: Barcelona face Napoli today in #UEL As Xavi echoed, it’s the Diego Maradona derby.

First, here he is in 1983 for Barça earning a standing ovation at the Bernabéu — Luis Miguel Echegaray (@lmechegaray) February 17, 2022 Next came Napoli. If you haven’t seen @asifkapadia’s Maradona, first of all, what’s wrong with you. Second. WATCH IT! — Luis Miguel Echegaray (@lmechegaray) February 17, 2022 Barcelona vs.

Napoli lineups Xavi is without defensive duo Clement Lenglet and Ronald Araujo for this tie but Gerard Pique is available despite a domestic suspension. American Sergino Dest does not get the start for Barcelona.

Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Ter Stegen (GK) — 18-Alba, 24-Garcia, 3-Pique, 22-Mingueza — 16-Pedri, 21-De Jong, 28-Nico — 19-Torres, 25-Aubameyang, 11-Traore Barcelona subs (9): Neto (GK), Arnau Tenas (GK), Dest, Sergio, Riqui Puig, Gavi, Dembele, Braithwaite, De Jong There was a question whether Victor Osimhen would line up because of pain in his knee, but he makes the start anyway.

Juan Jesus looks to be the left back ahead of Faouzi Ghoulam and Mario Rui. Napoli starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-Meret (GK) — 22-Di Lorenzo, 26-Koulibaly, 13-Rrahmani, 5-Juan Jesus — 99-Anguissa, 8-Ruiz — 7-Elmas, 20-Zielinski, 24-Insigne — 9-Osimhen Napoli subs (10): Ospina (GK), Idasiak (GK), Ghoulam, Malcuit, Mario Rui, Zanoli, Demme, Mertens, Ounas, Petagna How to watch Barcelona vs.

Napoli • Date: Thu, Feb. 17 • Time: 12:45 p.m. ET • USA TV channel: UniMas, TUDN • USA streaming: fuboTV, Paramount+ • Canada streaming: DAZN Thursday's first leg match between Barcelona and Napoli from the Camp Nou will be carried by UniMas and TUDN (Spanish) in the USA and both channels are streamed on fuboTV, which is available on a free trial for new users.

The match will also be streamed in the USA on CBS-owned platform Paramount+ for subscribers. In Canada, the Europa League is streamed exclusively on DAZN.