Barcelona will take on Napoli in the Round of 16 ties of the UFEA Champions League 2019-20.
Napoli makes travel to Camp Nou to face Barcelona on Saturday night for the second leg of their last-16 clash. The first leg fixture was ended in a 1-1 draw. Dries Mertens had sent French club into a first-half lead but Barcelona leveled the score after the strike from Antoine Griezmann. In Serie A 2019-20, Gennaro Gattuso's side had a disappointing campaign with finishing seventh in the table. They recently beat Lazio 3-1 in their last league game of the season. The Italian outfit has only won seven of their last 21 matches in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Barca is moving ahead after losing the La Liga 2019-20 title to Real Madrid. The Catalan giants are confident after the positive outcome in the first leg tie with Napoli after going 1-0 down in the first half. The Spanish outfit are unbeaten in their last 35 Champions League matches on home ground and they haven’t lost a single game against Serie A club from their last 15 home fixtures at Camp Nou. Barcelona’s last Old lady title came in 2015 and entered into the top four of the last season.
Team News & Line-ups
The central defender Samuel Umtiti is out due to a knee injury and midfielders Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal are both suspended to feature at Camp Nou. Ousmane Dembele’s availability is likely to miss the selection due to his hamstring problem.
Lineup: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Rakitic, De Jong; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann
Champions League form: W W D W W D
Kostas Manolas is out due to a rib injury and Lorenzo Insigne is likely to see his name on team-sheet. Nikola Maksimovic is also ruled out from the game due a knee injury.
Lineup: Ospina; Hysaj, Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Champions League Form: D W D D W D
Luis Suarez (forward): 3 goals
Griezmann (forward): 2 goals
Dries Mertens (forward): 6 goals
Arkadiusz Milk (forward): 3 goals