Barça clings to the Champions League letter against a grown Naples

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Piqué, during the game against Naples.

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He FC Barcelona faces this Saturday, an unusual day for a European match, one of the most important duels of the year, and possibly transcendental for the future of many of its members, starting with Quique Setien.

The Cantabrian coach has the sword of Damocles over his head after losing the race against Real Madrid for the League, so the European title has gone from being a desired goal to mandatory if they do not want the embers of the controversies that have truffled the campaign they reappear at the Camp Nou.

Those of Genaro Gattuso They face the duel with optimism and grown, especially after the return of Insigne, their stronghold in attack, who has recovered from the injury. It comes right, for what they possibly are Hirving Lozano, a more offensive bet, or the North Macedonian Eljf diamond those who occupy their position.

It will be a tough rival, tough and that will try to take advantage of the weaknesses behind a Barça that has left very irregular performances this season. The 1-1 of the first leg theoretical advantage to the culé team, due to the field factor, but it is a negligible income.

  • Napoli coach Gennaro Gatuso at a press conference

For this duel, in addition, Setién will have two key casualties: Sergio Busquets and Arturo vidal, who saw yellow in the first leg, will not be able to play. Neither will the rebel Arthur Melo, who is trying to loosen the rope that binds him to Barça, nor the injured Samuel umtiti and Ousmane Dembele.

These losses will force a step forward to Ivan Rakitic already Frenkie de Jong, who will have to act as metronomes before the Italians, with Messi as the reference above next to the recovered Antoine Griezmann, which may start with the Argentine and Luis Suarez.

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