the Playoffs of the Champions League is gradually gaining momentum. The next matches of 1/8 finals will be held tonight and tomorrow night. So, in Naples, within the most prestigious club tournament in Europe, Napoli for the first time will play with “Barcelona”.
the Team finished the group stage with some coaches, and race day will begin with other professionals. And if the resignation of Ernesto Valverde from Catalonia less brewing, the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti from “Napoli” immediately after the playoffs it looked at least strange. Replaced titlewasnow Ancelotti has called Gennaro Gattuso’s match against Barcelona will be a debut in the Champions League. Beginning in the Italian championship turned out to be bad – 4 defeats in 5 matches, but then things went slowly. Napoli even managed to beat Juventus and they have already reached the European Cup zone. A goal of the team is getting into the Champions League next year.
Messi said about the desire to win another Champions League with Barcelona
as for the changer Valverde in “Barcelona” – kike of Selena for him, oddly enough, meeting with Napoli in the seventh ten years will also be the debut in the Champions League. Barcelona have become the first major club in the career of Selena. Prior to that, he worked quite successfully with the “betasom” now it’s time to improve and truly serious test.
the Case in the championship of Spain “Barcelona” expected better than Napoli in Italy. It is clear that the original purpose of the clubs is different, and the first place of the Catalans does not look unusual. But “Barcelona” in whatever was onto redeem on an early flight from the national Cup for the first time in 10 years of “blue garnet” is not even in the semi-finals. Add problems and injuries – for a long time has left Suarez will not play Alba and Dembele. All this makes the check out in Naples is extremely unpredictable. There is no doubt that Gattuso to the maximum will lead the team, chase the hosts ahead and a Packed arena. Trips to Italy in the playoffs “Bars” often failing even in the best years, and now the team is not doing well. Still, Napoli have nothing to lose, why not make some noise at least in a particular match.
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