In the run-up to the first leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16, Barcelona announced the squad list with some surprises such as the absence of Ronald Araújo and Dani Alves. The azulgranas will face Napoli at the Camp Nou.
The Uruguayan defender did not recover from a muscle strain he suffered in the duel against RCD Espanyol for LaLiga Santander in Spain. Araújo was replaced at halftime by Éric Garcia. For his part, the Brazilian was not registered to play this competition. In addition, Sergi Roberto, Memphis Depay, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Ansu Fati are not present either.
The good news for the azulgranas is the presence of their signings Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. All of them have minutes and are available to Xavi Hernández for this match against the Neapolitans.
List of summoned of FC Barcelona
Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, Sergio, Riqui Puig, O. Dembélé, Adama, Braithwaite, Neto, Nico, Pedri, L. De Jong, Jordi Alba, Ferran, F. De Jong, O. Mingueza, Eric, Aubameyang, Gavi and Arnau Tenas.
Preview of Barcelona vs. Naples
Barcelona, with significant reinforcements and showing obvious improvement, hosts Napoli this Thursday, February 17 at the Camp Nou for the first leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16. The transmission of the commitment will be in charge of ESPN, Fox Sports and Movistar +, and live streaming you can follow it through the Star Plus application (Star +) and minute by minute from El Comercio. The azulgranas want to respect the locality to go to Italy with a favorable result, but it will not be an easy task.
Xavi Hernández’s pupils reached the Europa League after finishing third in Group E of the Champions League behind Bayern Munich and Benfica. Undoubtedly a negative campaign, but they have already turned the page and look forward to being in the second most important competition on the ‘Old Continent’.
The ‘Blues’, meanwhile, were second in Group C of the UEFA Europa League with 10 points from three wins, one draw and two losses. The leader of his area ended up being Spartak Moscow.
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