The Europa League tie between Barça and Napoli will be decided in the second leg. Good game for the Catalans against a rival who is the leader of their league, but not enough to win. The Catalans dominated the game and were very active, but the lack of differential quality in the rival area and forcefulness in their own area, made the Italians go ahead through Zielinski in the 29th minute.
Faced with this blow and despite the youth of the squad, the Catalans showed great poise and recovered and had the opportunity to score before the break. Ferran missed a clear chance that would have equalized, but Napoli went ahead to the locker room.
In the second half, Barça’s monologue continued, as the Italians were aware that a victory at the Nou Camp, even if only slightly, was worth gold. However, this lack of pressure and control made the Catalans attack with everything and ended up drawing a penalty through Ferran.
Barça could win, they finished with 21 shots, but they lacked success. Dembélé played at a good level but could not avoid being called after the decision not to renew. For their part, Napoli settled for a draw and despite being aware that Barça is weak at the back, they limited themselves to putting up with the game, also in part due to the good work of the Catalans pressing and controlling the ball. Everything will be decided in the return.
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