Barcelona v Napoli : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 07-08-2020 7:08 pm (5 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 7-08-2020 07:08 PM (5 months ago)

Date :Saturday 8th, August  2020
Time: 8:00pm
Stadium Camp Nou
Referee Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)
Goal Scorer:

Team News

Barcelona will be without the services of central defender Samuel Umtiti due to a knee injury, while midfielders Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal are both suspended for the home side.

Ousmane Dembele trained with the first team on Wednesday as he continues his recovery from a long-term hamstring problem, although it seems unlikely that the Frenchman will be involved against Napoli, having spent an extended period on the sidelines with his latest issue.

Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Frenkie de Jong have all recovered from their recent injuries and should make the starting side, while Ivan Rakitic could get the nod in the middle of the park.

Luis Suarez missed the first leg in Naples through injury, but the Uruguay international is available for the return fixture and should join Griezmann and Lionel Messi in attack.
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Rakitic, De Jong; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann
Barcelona Champions League form: WWDWWD
Barcelona form (all competitions): DWWWLW

Napoli's Kostas Manolas is definitely absent due to a rib injury, but the Italians are hopeful that Lorenzo Insigne will be able to shake off a thigh problem in time for the contest.

Insigne picked up the issue against Lazio last weekend, and he trained individually on Wednesday as he fights to prove his fitness for the clash at Camp Nou.

Nikola Maksimovic is also struggling with a knee injury, but in-demand centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, who missed the first leg through injury, is fit to face the Spanish giants.

Fabian Ruiz is another player to be linked with a move away from Naples this summer, and the Spain international should be joined by Piotr Zielinski and Diego Demme as part of a midfield three.
Napoli possible starting lineup:
Ospina; Hysaj, Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Napoli Champions League form: DWDDWD
Napoli form (all competitions): DWLWLW

Prediction: Barcelona 2-1 Napoli

Posted: at 7-08-2020 07:08 PM (5 months ago) | Hero
- dopygenius at 7-08-2020 10:21 PM (5 months ago)
Na barca may win,but they shouldn't underestimate napoli
Posted: at 7-08-2020 10:21 PM (5 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- Djustin at 8-08-2020 12:59 AM (5 months ago)
This is  the year for Barcelona to win Champions league bcos the only  bad head is the coach .
Posted: at 8-08-2020 12:59 AM (5 months ago) | Newbie