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Napoli vs Barcelona Highlights




Napoli vs Barcelona Highlights


A. Griezmann
Goal
Barcelona
57' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! GRIEZMANN EQUALISES!!!! 1-1!! Barcelona are back in the game as Griezmann converts from close range. Busquets releases the run of Semedo down the right inside channel and he times his run to perfection. The Portuguese sends a low cross into the middle for unmarked Griezmann, who hammers a right-footed effort past Ospina.

45' + 1' HALF-TIME: NAPOLI 1-0 BARCELONA
45' There will be one minute of added time.
44' Vidal collects on the right flank from Rakitic and lifts a cross into the box. It's an awkward one under Ospina's bar, but the keeper holds his nerve to make the claim.
42' CHANCE! Rui clips a cross to the right inside channel for Callejon and he guides the ball towards the near post. Manolas connects first time with a low strike that he places inches past the right post.
41' Ter Stegen does well under pressure play the ball away from Mertens at the back. Rui then puts Busquets under duress and he wins a free-kick for the home side.
39' Ospina takes a gamble at the back offloading towards Demme under pressure from Messi, but the midfielder scoops it away from danger.
37' Busquets tries to lift a ball over the top for the run of Semedo, but the ball skips off the pitch and out for a goal-kick. It has been that sort of evening so far for the visitors.
36' Barca pass the ball from left to right to look to open up the Napoli defence, but there's no space for them to exploit in and around the box.
34' Messi tries to work a cross into box from the right flank, but it deflects off Mario Rui and safely into the hands of Ospina.
33' Gattuso will be thrilled with the standard of his side's performance. They've quelled the threat of the visitors and have the lead. Barca have to respond positively here.
31' Mertens is now Napoli's joint-top all-time scorer (121), along with Marek Hamsik.

P. Zieliński
Assist
Napoli
30' Assist Piotr Zieliński
D. Mertens
Goal
Napoli
30' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! MERTENS SCORES A STUNNER!!!!!! 1-0 NAPOLI!!!! The home side take the lead through an incisive break and super finish from Mertens. Zielinski robs Firpo of possession and charges forward into the right inside channel. He cuts a low ball back towards the edge of the box for the Belgian. Mertens takes one touch before curling his effort away from Ter Stegen into the top-right corner





27' Space opens up for Messi on the charge and he has support in the final third. However, Manolas cuts out his pass to Griezmann, who was in acres of space in the left inside channel.
25' Demme gets caught late by Busquets, but the home side are awarded a foul only in their own half. It might be Busquets last warning before a card is produced.

22' Messi drifts out to the right flank and angles a cross into the box. Vidal tries to nod it towards Griezmann, but the flick evades the Frenchman.

20' Barcelona are trying to work the ball around the Napoli half to look for openings in their defensive wall. It has been a disciplined effort from the home side thus far.


18' Busquets brings down Insigne on the counter, but the referee gives the decision in the favour of the visitors. The Napoli winger is not happy with the official.
16' Callejon latches on to an offload from Fabian on the right flank and he fires a low ball looking for Zielinski, but it deflects off Firpo and into the hands of Ter Stegen.
14' Fabian tries to work the ball through to Mertens in the left inside channel, but Pique gets across on the slide to clear it away from danger.
16' Callejon latches on to an offload from Fabian on the right flank and he fires a low ball looking for Zielinski, but it deflects off Firpo and into the hands of Ter Stegen.
14' Fabian tries to work the ball through to Mertens in the left inside channel, but Pique gets across on the slide to clear it away from danger.

12' Napoli are playing out from the back in tight quarters around the edge of their own box. It's a dangerous tactic to employ against Messi and company.

10' Insigne is released into space down the left flank and he goes for a cross into the box that just evades Mertens, although the Belgian was offside anyway.

7' Callejon battles Firpo down the left flank and he wins the ball, only to hear the whistle for a foul against the Barcelona left-back.

5' The visitos are enjoying an early spell of possession in the Napoli half, with the home side content to sit in their shape.
3' Barca flood forward in numbers in their first attack of the game, but the home side hold firm at the back. Pique tries an ambitious pass forward that sails into the hands of Ospina.
1' We're underway at the Stadio San Paolo.


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