Internationally, alongside Andrea Pirlo, he was a pivotal part of the Italy midfield that won the 2006 World Cup, so yeah, Gattuso has game. Goal! It may force Napoli out of their defensive shape. But back to the boss, the cool, collective demeanour of Ancelotti was replaced by a coach who in all honesty couldn’t be any more different. Messi drifts out to the right flank and angles a cross into the box. Champions League - 8 August 2020 Follow the Champions League live Football match between FC Barcelona and Napoli with Eurosport. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. City finished seven points clear at the top of Group C, after some dominant performances against Atalanta, Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb. He won the competition again with Milan in 2007. Rui then puts Busquets under duress and he wins a free-kick for the home side. Did they all go extinct? The home side take the lead through an incisive break and super finish from Mertens. 22/10/2020 UEFA Europa League Game week 1 KO 18:55 Venue Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Napoli) 0 - 1 57' D. de Wit (assist by J. Svensson ) They went unbeaten (three wins, three draws) in Group E, which also featured Red Bull Salzburg, Genk and last year’s winners Liverpool. A man who himself lifted the UCL twice as manager of Barcelona, and once as a player for the same side, Pep Guardiola. Napoli were impressive during the group stage, remaining unbeaten in their six matches, which included a 2-0 triumph over Liverpool on home soil. Barcelona have been firing well wide of the mark since soccer resumed, whereas Napoli have only lost once since the restart (including winning the Coppa Italia on penalties against Juventus). Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski was pleased after the side progressed to the last-32 stage of UEFA Europa League 2020-21 following a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad in their group stage fixture. The visitors are enjoying an early spell of possession in the Napoli half, with the home side content to sit in their shape. Umtiti is fouled in the box by Manolas from the resulting corner and the referee awards a free-kick to the visitors. Yes, they won the EFL Cup back in March, but Manchester City were blown away in the domestic league by Liverpool, albeit finishing comfortably second, and were recently knocked out of the FA Cup Semi Finals by Arsenal (managed by Pep’s former right-hand man Mikel Arteta). Personalize your videos, scores, and news! One for the challenge on Rui and the other for the aforementioned headbutt on the defender. 2020 NBA Draft Prospect Spotlight: Killian Hayes, Who The Fuck Is That Guy? First their Champions League hopes are on the line against Napoli, and then they visit Real Madrid in an explosive top-of-the-table La Liga megaclash on Sunday. Napoli are next in action against in Serie A on Saturday against Torino on home soil, while Barcelona have their biggest match of the season when they play Real Madrid in El Clasico at the Bernabeu. He cuts a low ball back towards the edge of the box for the Belgian. It has been that sort of evening so far for the visitors. GRIEZMANN EQUALISES!!!! Quality not Quantity needed for Luton going forward. BARCELONA (4-3-1-2): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo; Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Arturo Vidal; Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann. Good evening and welcome to the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 clash between Napoli and Barcelona at the Stadio San Paolo. Rui wins a corner off the body of Semedo. But the way the game hinges, it promises to be exciting and the must-watch fixture of the round, expect goals! Vidal receives two yellow cards in the space of a second. Europe » Champions League - 2019/2020 - Champions League Grp. Never far away from a red card, he was a tough-tackling midfield enforcer in his playing days. Track every club's performances in the UEFA Champions League and European Cup, including statistics, video and details of top players. It might leave them open at the back though. Barcelona are beginning to find their passing rhythm to threaten the Napoli goal. 90'+3' Substitution - In Arthur replaces Rakitic in the Barcelona midfield. Have your say on the game in the comments. Barcelona finally discover their cutting edge in the final third and just like that they have the vital away goal. But this season in Serie A, things didn’t go well for Ancelotti and Napoli. It's a dangerous tactic to employ against Messi and company. Europa League scores: Napoli, Real Sociedad, Young Boys advance on Matchday 6; Tottenham win group ... December 10, 2020. Napoli-Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2019/20 . Step forward, Genarro Gattuso. Possession Statistic – Has it become overrated in the modern game? Barca have to respond positively here. Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Barca pass the ball from left to right to look to open up the Napoli defence, but there's no space for them to exploit in and around the box. The match starts at 20:00 on 8 August 2020. The Barcelona man slides in hard on the Napoli left-back and goes into the book for the challenge, but the two go nose-to-nose. Napoli-Liverpool UEFA Champions League 2019/20 . Zielinski wins possession from Firpo and he raids forward before teeing up Mertens to score. Vidal and Rui have a melee at the end of the game. Mertens takes one touch before curling his effort away from Ter Stegen into the top-right corner. Stadio Diego Armando Maradona - Napoli. If you aren’t familiar with Gattuso, he’s the type of man who could start a fight in a phone box. Zielinski probes down the right flank and he goes for the low cross into the middle, but his delivery is repelled by Busquets. 2019/20, Round of 16, 1st leg. A two-legged tie against Galactico’s Real Madrid (a side that’s won four of the last six UCL finals). Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Get a report of the Barcelona vs. Napoli 2019-20 UEFA Champions League, Round of 16 football match. In 2016 one man was brought in with the sole purpose of changing that. © 2020 Verizon Media. Country: England ## England International ; Worldwide ... SSC Napoli » Appearances Champions League 2019/2020. Considered by many as the greatest manager of all time, the Spanish coach has as good a chance as any this season to finally bring the European success that was expected of him. The Champions League round of 16 contenders have confirmed their winter squad changes. NAPOLI (4-3-3): David Ospina; Giovanni De Lorenzo, Kostas Manolas, Nikola Maksimovic, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Diego Demme, Piot Zielinski; Jose Callejon, Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne. 05/11/2020 UEFA Europa League Game week 3 KO 18:55 Venue Stadion HNK Rijeka (Rijeka) R. Murić 13' (assist by S. Kulenović ) 1 - 0 Until next time, goodbye. Messi is booked for his lunge, although there was nothing malicious about his challenge.

Napoli Lovren 65 Mertens 21 Overview Commentary notitle Liverpool. Zielinski robs Firpo of possession and charges forward into the right inside channel. Hundreds and hundreds of millions of pounds, four Premier League titles, five EFL Cups and two FA Cups later and the club is still yet to achieve it’s endgame ambition of lifting the Champions League. Stadio Diego Armando Maradona - Napoli. The home side have also enjoyed a strong recent run, registering three victories in all competitions to boost their chances in Serie A and the Coppa Italia. Barcelona are back in the game as Griezmann converts from close range. Napoli and Real Sociedad both advanced from a tightly contested Europa League group after a 1-1 draw on Thursday, with Willian Jose netting a … MERTENS SCORES A STUNNER!!!!!! Messi tries to work his way through the Napoli defence down the right inside channel, but he just loses the ball out for a goal-kick. NAPLES, ITALY - FEBRUARY 24: Lionel Messi of Barcellona ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match against SSC Napoli on February 24, 2020 in Naples, Italy. Their reward for blitzing their group? 1-0 NAPOLI!!!! Barcelona make the trip to Italy to face Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie having put together a three-match winning streak in La Liga. Content ©2018 Vendetta Sports Media All Rights Reserved. But, the surprising thing about Ancelotti’s sacking is that it came less than THREE HOURS after he guided them to the knockout stages of the Champions League. However, since soccer restarted, City and Real have seen differences in their form. ... 24/02/2020 Live Napoli vs Barcelona preview. It may seem impossible to imagine a time when Manchester City weren’t the European powerhouse that they are today, but in reality they’re relatively new to the Champions League. Guardiola’s team have shown themselves to be just as capable of trouncing aside 5-0, as they are to losing 2-0 courtesy of yet another defensive mistake. UEFA Champions League Match Report for Napoli v Barcelona on 25 February 2020, includes all goals and incidents. Napoli 1, Barcelona 0. Messi collects in the Napoli half, but as soon as he tries to turn there are three players around him to close the space. Napoli 1, Barcelona 1. #NapoliRealSociedad But, anything is possible and it’s worth keeping an eye on Napoli as a potential dark horse…. SSC Napoli » Appearances Champions League 2019/2020 . They win a corner on the right flank as Maksimovic diverts a Messi effort behind. They are also unbeaten in all 16 games since returning to action back in September which highlights the task that lies in wait for Montreal Impact in this clash. They're off the pace for the top four in Serie A, but they have beaten Cagliari and Brescia to provide momentum to take on Barca and spring an upset on the Spanish outfit. There will be five minutes of added time. Constant. Busquets releases the run of Semedo down the right inside channel and he times his run to perfection. Vidal tries to nod it towards Griezmann, but the flick evades the Frenchman. Barcelona have been pedestrian in the final third and second to every 50/50 in the contest thus far. 1-1!! ... — Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) December 10, 2020. Griezmann brings down Insigne on the charge and goes into the book. He receives quite a send from the home supporters. Rui is booked for his part in the melee with Vidal after the late challenge. NAPOLI SUBS: Alex Meret, Allan, Eljif Elmas, Sebastiano Luperto, Matteo Politano, Elseid Hysaj, Arkadiusz Milik. It might be Busquets last warning before a card is produced. However, City turned up to the Santiago Bernabeu and played Real off the park, running out 2-1 winners on the night claiming two potentially vital away goals to take back to the Etihad. Assisted by Piotr Zielinski. Antoine Griezmann’s equaliser cancelled out a fine opener from Napoli’s Dries Mertens to give Barcelona a 1-1 draw and the upper hand in their Champions League last-16 … Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney Is Right About Ohio State. 3 - Piotr #Zielinski is the only Napoli player able to score a goal in each the last 3 Azzurri Europa League campaigns (2017/18, 2018/19, 2020/21). Goal! JuJu Smith-Schuster Has Gone Full Blown Diva It turns out the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Gennaro Gattuso's men enter tonight's contest in good form, winning their last three matches on the bounce. Now that means, alphabetically, it’s the turn of Manchester City and Napoli. For all their poor league form, Napoli overcame a tricky group relatively easily. Liverpool-Napoli live incidents, goals, cards, substitutions, lineups, statistics, formations Liverpool 1-1 Napoli - Champions League 2019/2020 Live EN ES TR IT FR AR RU Busquets catches Mertens late with a high boot and goes into the book. Honduran side Olimpia start their CONCACAF Champions League campaign on the back of a sensational run of from that has seen them win their last nine consecutive matches. Champions League 2019/2020: Ajax - Atalanta - Atletico - Barcelona - Bayern - Benfica - Chelsea - Cl.Brugge - Dinamo Zg - Dortmund - Gsaray - Inter - Juventus - Leipzig - Leverkusn - Lille - Liverpool - Lokomotiv - Lyon - Man City - Napoli - Olympiacs - PSG - RC Genk - Real - Red Star - Salzburg - Shakhtar - Slavia - Tottenham - Valencia - Zenit Inter and Napoli both want to be there to capitalise whenever Milan slip up. Man City, however, has been so inconsistent. Napoli are using a high-press strategy to put the Barca backline and Ter Stegen under duress. Barcelona reclaimed their place at the top of LaLiga at the weekend courtesy of a 5-0 thrashing of Eibar. It’s been a mixed bag of a season Gli Azzurri. Busquets tries to lift a ball over the top for the run of Semedo, but the ball skips off the pitch and out for a goal-kick. It's not a good sign for the Catalan club ahead of El Clasico at the weekend. The classy Italian boss has won the Champions League three times and has managed some of the world’s biggest clubs (Real Madrid, Chelsea, PSG and Bayern Munich to name but a few). Lenglet is on for Pique, who hobbles off the pitch. Sign up today. Semedo collects on the right flank, only to send his cross behind for a goal-kick. Napoli’s all-time top scorer on life in Italy and surpassing Maradona. Milik replaces the forward. OFF! However, a trip to face the Stadio San Paolo is not straight forward as Napoli proved by beating the holders earlier in the campaign. He was eventually sacked in December after the club found themselves in 7th place, 17 points off top. More could be coming... Fati replaces Griezmann for the closing stages of the game. He was the player that showed up the most in key situations but ppl still praise vvd as the one with most merits for their ucl title. He made the best save of the year against napoli in the last minutes and liverpool went through the group stage. Assisted by Nélson Semedo. Quique Setien faces an important team-talk at the interval to get his side going in the second half otherwise they're heading into the return leg with a deficit to overturn. In the miniseries so far I’ve looked at Atalanta and Atletico, Barcelona and Bayern Munich and Chelsea and Juventus. It has been a disciplined effort from the home side thus far. GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! Constant. In the miniseries so far I’ve looked at Atalanta and Atletico, Barcelona and Bayern Munich and Chelsea and Juventus. The 2020 UEFA Champions League Preview returns with two more of the 12 sides left competing to be crowned Europe’s finest. Since suffering a defeat at the hands of Athletic Bilbao, Barca have reeled off three-straight wins to find their form under Quique Setien. Pique tries an ambitious pass forward that sails into the hands of Ospina. All rights reserved. It's an awkward one under Ospina's bar, but the keeper holds his nerve to make the claim. Los Blanco emphatically topped La Liga winning 10 of their remaining 11 fixtures, and drawing one (against Leganes on the final day of the season after they’d already been confirmed as Champions). Demme makes way for Allan in the middle of the park. In recent times, mention Barcelona and the word "crisis" probably isn't too far behind. UEFA Champions League Match Report for Barcelona v Napoli on 8 August 2020, includes all goals and incidents. Now that means, alphabetically, it’s the turn of Manchester City and Napoli. Heading into a second leg at the Camp Nou is a daunting prospect for most teams in most seasons, but now may well be the best time for Napoli to find themselves in that exact situation. 2019/20, Group stage - Group E. Napoli 2-0-17/09/2019. The 2020 UEFA Champions League Preview returns with two more of the 12 sides left competing to be crowned Europe’s finest. Next is the turn of Italian side Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, or Napoli for short. Mertens has to make way after Busquets challenge. He's not happy, but he has to go. OVER! Not everything has gone to plan this year. The Citizens scored 16 goals in six group games to more than comfortably progress to the Round of 16. He somewhat ironically, perhaps poetically won the Champions League under Ancelotti’s tutelage for AC Milan in 2003. In fact Napoli became the first side to beat Liverpool in 90 minutes this season when they ran out 2-0 winners in September. 22/10/2020 UEFA Europa League Game week 1 KO 18:55 Venue Stadio San Paolo (Napoli) 0 - 1 57' D. de Wit (assist by J. Svensson ) Rewind 12 years to August 2008 and that’s when things all started to change for the blue side of Manchester. There might be one last chance for Napoli to win the game. Fantasy Football 2020: Tyler Bass, View vendettasports’s profile on Facebook, JuJu Smith-Schuster Has Gone Full Blown Diva. BARCELONA SUBS: Arthur, Neto, Clement Lenglet, Riqui Puig, Ansu Fati, Ronald Araujo, Sergio Akieme. The Napoli winger is not happy with the official. Certain Data by Stats Perform. Messi makes a driving run down the right flank, but once again Rui and Maksimovic are there to block his progress on the edge of the box. Ter Stegen does well under pressure play the ball away from Mertens at the back. The Portuguese sends a low cross into the middle for the unmarked Griezmann, who hammers a right-footed effort past Ospina. City can take solace knowing Madrid will be without Sergio Ramos at the back, who has been in the form of his life of late, due to suspension. What Happened to The NFL Tight End? Yahoo Sports - NBC Sports Network. GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Messi wins the ball in the final third and he cuts the ball back for Arthur to strike from the 25 yards, only for the Brazilian to hammer his effort well over the bar. Ospina takes a gamble at the back offloading towards Demme under pressure from Messi, but the midfielder scoops it away from danger. Zielinski nods the ball into the path of Insigne, but he can only send his strike from 20 yards over the bar. Barca are trying to pull Napoli out of their shape at the back, but once again the sky blue shirts are holding firm in their shape. Callejon is withdrawn for Politano in the final third. Barcelona are trying to work the ball around the Napoli half to look for openings in their defensive wall. Squad / Appearances; Transfers; Manager history; Players from A-Z; Historical squads; Fantasy Basketball season starts soon! When the two sides meet for the second leg on Friday 7th August, it really all depends on what Manchester City side turns up. Space opens up for Messi on the charge and he has support in the final third. They started the campaign under the stewardship of one of the best in the business, Carlo Ancelotti. 6 - #Napoli have scored the most Serie A 2020/21 goals via substitutes (6, … The Position Has Basically Died. The official UEFA Champions League fixtures and results list. But it was not until the 2011/12 season that City finally competed in the UEFA Champions League, the first time they would play in Europe’s top competition since 1968. We're back underway at the Stadio San Paolo. The first leg at the Stadio San Paolo finished 1-1 thanks to goals from Dries Mertens and Antoine Griezmann. Callejon latches on to an offload from Fabian on the right flank and he fires a low ball looking for Zielinski, but it deflects off Firpo and into the hands of Ter Stegen. Mertens is released into space down the left flank and he goes for a cross into the box that just evades Callejon, although the forward was offside anyway. Semedo makes a good run down the right flank and he sends a low cross into the middle for Griezmann to score. Napoli 1-1 Barcelona: Champions League last 16 - as it happened Antoine Griezmann’s second-half equaliser gave Barcelona a slender away-goal-based advantage over Napoli after leg … Callejon battles Firpo down the left flank and he wins the ball, only to hear the whistle for a foul against the Barcelona left-back. Good evening and welcome to the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 clash between Napoli and Barcelona at the Stadio San Paolo. What is wrong with Arsenal and how does Mikel Arteta fix it? Demme gets caught late by Busquets, but the home side are awarded a foul only in their own half. Busquets brings down Insigne on the counter, but the referee gives the decision in the favour of the visitors. Same competition, different manager, Gattuso’s Napoli were drawn in the Round of 16 against FC Barcelona – The Diego Maradona derby. …

I certainly wouldn’t bet against Napoli progressing, but they’ll need huge performances from the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Allan, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens. Meaning, all that’s left to play for for Pep’s men is the Champions League. Inside UEFA ... Vote now for your TEAM OF THE YEAR 2020 . Sociedad, Napoli squeeze through to Europa League last 32 AFP December 10, 2020 AFP No Comments Paris (AFP) – Real Sociedad snatched qualification for the last 32 of the Europa League in the final seconds on Thursday after Willian Jose’s late leveller in a 1-1 draw at Napoli and AZ Alkmaar’s shock 2-1 defeat at Rijeka allowed the Spanish side to progress. Messi tries to work a cross into box from the right flank, but it deflects off Mario Rui and safely into the hands of Ospina. Only a... What happened to the NFL tight end? However, Manolas cuts out his pass to Griezmann, who was in acres of space in the left inside channel. Napoli are playing out from the back in tight quarters around the edge of their own box. It’s set up to be an interesting conclusion to a fascinating fixture. I certainly wouldn’t bet against Napoli progressing, but they’ll need huge performances from the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Allan, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens. Barca flood forward in numbers in their first attack of the game, but the home side hold firm at the back. Messi twists and turns in the final third, but he cannot find the space. The Catalan club were strong in the group stage, winning four and drawing two of their matches. Have your say on the game in the comments. 22/01/2020 Live Vidal collects on the right flank from Rakitic and lifts a cross into the box. The club, that had spent most of its history in the shadow of same city rivals Manchester United, was purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group. Gattuso will be thrilled with the standard of his side's performance. Vidal makes a headbutt notion. They've quelled the threat of the visitors and have the lead. Messi collects on the edge of the box and he tries to slide an offload towards De Jong on the charge, but Manolas makes the interception.