Napoli target famous win in Barcelona


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2019/20 UEFA Champions League

Round of 16 
Second-Leg

FC Barcelona v SSC Napoli

Camp Nou
Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, 08 August 2020
Kick-off 22h00 

SSC Napoli are set to travel to the Camp Nou where they will face FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second-leg clash on 08 August 2020.
 
The former Italian champions, who held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw in the first-leg match at home, are looking to advance to the quarter-finals for the first time.

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The Little Donkeys will pin their hopes on Belgian star Dries Mertens, who scored an important goal in the first-leg encounter against Barcelona.
 
Gennaro Gattuso, the Napoli manager, is confident that his side can defeat a star-studded Barcelona side in Spain.
 
"They had done very little up front, then we made that mistake and they scored," Gattuso said as Napoli look to clinch their maiden Champions League title this season.
 
"If we take our chances in the second-leg match we can progress. Our dream at the Camp Nou is to play further up the pitch."
 
Meanwhile, Barcelona are looking to advance to the quarter-finals having been eliminated in the semi-finals in last season's tournament.
 
The Spanish football powerhouse's dangerman is Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, who arguably remains the best footballer in the world.
 
Barca are one of the most decorated teams in the history of European club football having lifted five Champions League titles and they are keen to clinch their sixth trophy this year.
 
Barcelona are set to host Napoli for the first time in a competitive match.
 

Key match stats


Head-to-head, European competitions
Matches - 1
Barcelona: 0
Napoli: 0
Draws: 1

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Published: 08/04/2020