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Barcelona and Napoli meet at Camp Nou, in a second leg of this stage of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals), after a (1‑1) draw in the first leg. The history of recent head-to-head matches is favorable to the home team, which registers 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. In this game, the home factor may be decisive, as Napoli present considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this match in an advantage after a draw away from (1‑1), so a draw of less than 1 goal is enough to confirm the qualification to the next phase. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they beat Real Sociedad at home by (1‑0). In their last 10 home games, Barcelona has recorded 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
For this competition, he has not lost 7 games. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 5 of the last 7 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency to score goals, as in 52 of their last 59 matches there were Over 1.5 goals and in 43 of the last 59 there were Over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Barcelona enters this game motivated, after winning by 0-5 in the trip to Alavés, returning to the triumphs after the defeat against Osasuna. We remember that the Catalans drew in the first game against Napoli, by 1×1: the only goal of the team was scored by Antoine Griezmann. In this match, coach Quique Setién must act 4-3-3, favoring a more organized style of play, in which the three most advanced men will be Messi, Griezmann and Luis Suárez. In some moments of the game, Barcelona will have to try to play counter-attack football, trying to take advantage of any mistakes from the rival. The coach of the premises should not be able to count on Arturo Vidal and Sergio Busquets, both suspended, in addition to Dembélé, for being delivered to the medical department.
The visiting team comes to this return match at a disadvantage, because despite the draw in the first leg they suffered 1 goal at home. This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 7 victories, 6 draws and 2 defeats as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 14 suffered; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 18 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win for Torino by (2‑1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Napoli have won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Napoli come into this match motivated, after a 3-1 win over Lazio, returning to triumphs after the loss to Inter Milan. We recall that the Italians need to score at least one goal, since they tied the first game against Barcelona by 1×1. The visiting club usually plays in a 4-3-3, in which the three men responsible for launching the panic in the rival defense are Elmas, Callejón and Mertens. Therefore, despite playing away from home, Napoli is expected to adopt a rather offensive stance, aiming to score early in the match. For this match the coach should not be able to count on Maksimovic and Insigne, due to injury.
Barcelona vs Napoli head to head matches
25.02.20 CL Napoli Barcelona 1 : 1
10.08.19 CF Napoli Barcelona 0 : 4
08.08.19 CF Barcelona Napoli 2 : 1
06.08.14 CF Napoli Barcelona 1 : 0
22.08.11 CF Barcelona Napoli 5 : 0