UEFA Champions League: Barcelona vs Napoli Preview, Lineups, Match Info and Time

Barcelona vs Napoli 
 Barcelona vs Napoli 
UEFA Champions League
 01.30 AM IST (UTC +5:30)
12.00 AM UAE 
LluĂ­s Companys Olympic

Match Live Info


Prediction and Preview

Barcelona 2 - 3 Napoli 
Predicted Lineups
Napoli possible starting lineup:
Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Jesus, Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Cajuste; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Martinez, Cancelo; De Jong, Gundogan, Pedri; Yamal, Lewandowski, Roque

Victor Osimhen's notable contributions to Nigeria's recent journey to the Africa Cup of Nations final have earned him acclaim, and after a brief respite to recuperate from his efforts in Ivory Coast, Napoli's leading striker is ready to return to action.

Osimhen is expected to immediately slot into the Napoli lineup, replacing the underperforming Giovanni Simeone. Additionally, with Juan Jesus back from suspension in Serie A, manager Francesco Calzona now has a full squad at his disposal.

Pasquale Mazzocchi, Cyril Ngonge, and Hamed Traore have all been added to Napoli's UEFA list post the group stage, signaling potential depth options for the team. However, Piotr Zielinski, who is poised for a free transfer this summer, has been left out of the squad.

On the other hand, Barcelona faces several injury concerns, with Alejandro Balde, Gavi, Marcos Alonso, Sergi Roberto, and Ferran Torres sidelined. There's also uncertainty surrounding Joao Felix's availability due to an ankle issue.

Vitor Roque, Barcelona's prominent January acquisition, might mark his Champions League debut, while young talent Lamine Yamal aims to make history as the first 16-year-old to score in the competition. Alongside them, the experienced Robert Lewandowski, although currently goalless in four Champions League appearances, remains a potent threat, having recently found the net in three consecutive league matches. Lewandowski leads Barcelona's scoring charts this season with an impressive tally of 17 goals.

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