The goals of the match were scored by Jordi Alba, Frenkie de Jong and Gerard Pique in the 8th, 13th and 45th minutes, respectively, for Barcelona, while Napoli’s goal came in the 23rd minute for Insigne from a penalty kick.
Barcelona came close to crossing Barcelona’s obstacle after the first half hat-trick, after the Napoli match, in the first leg of the 32nd round of the European League, ended in a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou last Thursday.
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has restored his veteran defender Gerard Pique against Napoli in today’s match, after his absence against Valencia due to the accumulation of yellow cards, to support Barca in the back side of the defensive triple Ronald Araujo and Eric Garcia.
Defense Line: Di Lorenzo, Rahmani, Coulibaly, Mario Rui.
Defensive midfield: Dima, Fabian Ruiz.
Attacking midfield: Insigne, Zelensky, Elmas.
Offensive line: Osimhen.
Subs: Ospina, Idasjak, Juan Jesus, Mertens, Politano, Ghoulam, Onas, Betania, Zanoli.
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen.
Defence: Dest, Pique, Arajo, Alba.
Midfield: Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri.
Forwards: Adama Traore, Ferran Torres, Aubameyang.
Subs: Neto, Tenas, Ricky Puig, Dembele, Braithwaite, Nico Gonzalez, Luke de Jong, Mingueza, Eric Garcia, Jaffe.
Barcelona coach Xavi is counting on the attacking power of Adama Traore, Emeric Aubameyang, Ferran Torres and Osman Dembele, in order to win against Napoli at his stadium and among his fans in order to grab the qualification for the round of 16 of the Euroleague.
The list of Barcelona against Napoli did not witness the presence of Dutchman Memphis Depay and French Clement Lenglet, despite their return to group training the past two days, for fear of risking them and suffering a new setback, and they will be relied upon against Athletic Bilbao next Sunday, in the 26th round of the Liga competition.