Napoli 2-4 Barcelona (3-5 agg): Xavi’s side advance to the round of 16

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Napoli 2-4 Barcelona (3-5 agg): Xavi’s side advance to the round of 16 of Europa League.

Napoli 2-4 Barcelona (3-5 agg): Xavi’s side advance to the round of 16
Barcelona Against Napoli

The Spanish giant displayed a commanding performance at the Armando Maradona Stadium with a 4-2 victory on the night.

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Following the draw at the Camp Nou last week, Napoli failed to display the same performance at home.

It didn’t take long for Barcelona to stamp their authority in the game with Jordi Alba’s goal in the 8th minute and De Jong in the 13th minute.

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It looked like Napoli would fight back with a 23rd-minute penalty converted by Lorenzo Insigne.

But Gerard Pique Volley in the 45th minute restored confidence, and later in the second half Aubamayang put the game beyond doubt rendering the Politano and Insigne goal to be just a consolation.

Key Stats in the game:

  • Adama Traore has now provided four assists in his four starts for FC Barcelona.
  • Aubamayang’s goal against Napoli makes it his 23rd goal in the Europa League.

The UEFA Europa League last-16:

Lyon
Eintracht Frankfurt
Monaco
Crvena Zvezda
Galatasaray
Bayer Leverkusen
West Ham
Spartak Moscow
Sevilla
Atalanta
RB Leipzig
FC Porto
Betis
Braga
Barcelona
Rangers

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