UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Barcelona cruised past Napoli to book a round of 16 spot

Barcelona vs Napoli
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Barcelona surged past Napoli at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium in the second leg of the Europa League.

Barcelona advances to the next round with an aggregate of 3-5 against Napoli. Goals from Jordi Alba and Frenkie De Jong gave Barcelona a comfortable lead in just 13 minutes. Ten minutes after scroring, Barcelona gave away a penalty because of Ter Stegan’s challenge on Osimhen.

Barcelona reclaimed a two-point lead at the halftime break thanks to a striker’s finish from Gerard Pique. Barcelona went into half time with a 1-3 scoreline.

At halftime, Spalletti made one substitution, bringing on Matteo politano in place of Diego Demme. At the start of the second half, Napoli dominated ball possession for a few minutes but were not able to create any huge chances.

In the 59th minute, Adama Traore played a ball inside Napoli’s box and De Jong dummed it to Aubameyang, and Auba then scored it to make it 1-4. Napoli scored one more consolation goal in the 87th minute after Nico lost the ball in the penalty box.

The game finished 2-4, and Barcelona advances to the next round of the Europa League.

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