Barca in the Champions League quarter after 3 seasons after beating Napoli

Barca in the Champions League quarter after 3 seasons after beating Napoli

Barca in the Champions League quarter after 3 seasons after beating Napoli. Both teams fought hard in the first leg. This leg was expected to be highly contested. However, Barcelona did not give the tourists any chance. After scoring two goals in a span of 3 minutes in the first half, the Catalans scored a third goal in the second half. Napoli scored a goal in the first half but it did nothing but reduce the gap.

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Barcelona beat Napoli 3-1 at home on Tuesday (March 12) night. It was the second leg of the last sixteen of the Champions League. The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg. As a result, Barca won the two legs by 4-2. With this victory, the disciples of Xavi Hernandez reached the quarter-finals of Europe’s best league.

Barca surprised Napoli by scoring two goals in 3 minutes in the first half. Both goals came from the feet of Fermin López and Hoao Cancelo. Amir Rahmani scored a goal for Napoli before the break. Robert Lewandowski strengthened Barca’s lead in the second half. With this victory, Barcelona reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after three seasons.

Napoli got a good chance in the fourth minute of the match. However, under pressure from the opposing defenders, Victor Osimen shot past the goalkeeper. Barcelona also had a chance in the 13th minute. But Fermin Lopez’s shot went over the crossbar.

But Barca did not have to wait long for the goal. López put the Catalans ahead in the fifteenth minute. The Spanish midfielder found the address with a low right-footed shot from the penalty spot on Rafinha’s cutback from the left side of the box.

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Cancelo doubled the lead within 2 minutes. After catching a pass from a teammate, Rafinha’s shot bounced past one inside the box and bounced off the post. The Portuguese defender made no mistake sending the return ball into an empty net.

Napoli reduced the gap in the 30th minute. Rahmani scored the goal with a left-footed shot with first touch on Matteo Politano’s cutback from the left.

Barca increased the edge of the attack in the second half. However, no one could break through the walls of the Napoli goalkeeper. Lewandowski cut Gero. The Polish striker made the scoreline 3-1 in the 83rd minute. Serhi Roberto passed Guindwan outside the box and went inside. On receiving the return ball, he passed to Lewandowski who was in the gap. This star did not make the mistake of sending the ball into the empty net.