Napoli-Barcelona, the probable formations

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Napoli-Barcelona, the probable formations

Napoli hosts Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. Kickoff at 9 p.m. at the stadium 'Diego Armando Maradona'. Both clubs are on the hunt for redemption: the Azzurri, who have just changed coaches, are coming off a disappointing home draw with Genoa that left them in ninth place in the standings; the Blaugrana are coming off an away success against Celta Vigo but are third in La Liga, a full eight points behind leaders Real Madrid.

New coach Calzona can count on the return of Osimhen who will occupy the center of the attack, with Politano and Kvaratskhelia completing the trident. Midfield headed by Lobotka, with Anguissa and Cajuste, favored over Traoré; on his sides, defense headed by the Rrahmani-Juan Jesus pair, with Di Lorenzo on the right and Mario Rui on the left

Xavi recovers Sergi Roberto and Joao Felix, but they will start from the bench. In attack will be Lewandowski, with Lamine Yamal and Pedri on either side of him. In midfield there'è Christensen in the booth, with Gundogan and De Jong midwings. In defense there is room for young Cubarsí full-backs will act Araujo and Cancelo, in the center 

Probable lineups

NAPOLI (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Mario Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Cajuste; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia. All. Calzona.

BARCELONA (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Araujo, Cubarsí, Inigo Martinez, Cancelo; Gundogan, Christensen, de Jong; Lamine Yamal, Lewandowski, Pedri. All. Xavi.

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