Description: BAR Vs NAP Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Tantalisingly poised, today’s encounter has all the makings of being a real thriller.
When these two sides met back in March, no one had given Napoli any chance on the day. Where the Italian club was floundering in form, a team enduring one of its worst seasons at the point took on a Barcelona side torching its way towards the top of the La Liga tally.
However, things have changed massively in the four months which have followed. With Coronavirus truning around the two sides’ campaigns. The restart of football in the respective countries saw Napoli break free of the lull they found themselves in all season long with the side returning to its attacking best to make massive strides in Serie A.
Where Napoli went from strength to strength, Barcelona were treading over thin ice all across the remainder of La Liga 2019-20. The club not only conceded top spot in the league to Real Madrid but the title as well, a plight which saw a slew of torrid issues engulf the club as the league ran down to its closure.
BAR Vs NAP Dream11 Probable Winner
Its blatantly clear that footballing issues on the pitch aren’t the only issues shrouding Barcelona at the moment. The club is in a turmoil due to its management and a clear disregard from the players for the manager.
In the midst of this ruckus, the club makes for a vulnerable side, one Napoli’s attacking juggernaut will be looking to rip into shreds. And while they’ll do so on ample occasions, unfortunate the side isn’t the most astute of defensive sides either, a plight which will result in their downtick in this tie.
Probable Playing 11
- Dembele’s lengthy injury will see him bereft of action for Barcelona once again.
- Napoli are going to be devoid of the services of the injured Nikolai.
Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Roberto, Rakitic, De Jong, Messi, Suarez, Griezmann
Ospina, Hysaj, Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Barcelona Vs Napoli
Date And Time: 9th August, Sunday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Telecast: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Suarez: 3 Goals, 2 Assists
- Mertens: 6 Goals, 1 Assist
Napoli Vs Barcelona: 1-1
Dream 11 Picks
When these two sides has last met in March, Barcelona could have easily ended up shipping more than the one goal had it not been for their goal-keeper. Marc-Andre ter Stegen is responsible for seeing Barcelona approach today’s encounter with a 1-1 draw, a performance which makes him a must have pick for the day.
Given how precariously poised this encounter is at 1-1 and how leaky these two defences are, today’s encounter is set to be a goals galore feast. A cleansheet is the last thing we are going to get from either side, a discourse which made it rightful to restrict ourselves to the measly three picks in this docket.
And all of them will be from Barcelona with the side holding ever the slightest of advantage in the backline. The side is capable of dictating play and regaling in large amounts of the ball, possession which will leave Napoli with few chances to string together goal scoring chances.
It sees us opt for the trivalent of Gerard Pique, Nelson Semedo and Charles Lenglet from the club for the impending skirmish.
In a season where little has gone Barcelona’s way, new signing Frenkie de Jong has managed to do decently well for himself. And his ball handling skills will be required in abundance today as Barcelona look to control the play and run down proceedings against Napoli.
Napoli on the other hand will see us opt for an entire triad of players. These are names of seeing the side erupt in upbeat jubilant at the end of the tie with three making for a seamless blend of attack and defence.
We begin with Jose Callejon who has the one assist for the side, a player always capable of making life torrid for Barcelona’s shaky defence. The misfiled duo of Fabian Ruiz and Piotr Zilenski joins up, an electric partnership whose calibre has been well documented across the bygone season.
He’s been his side’s top striker in the competition with the three goals and two assists to make Barcelona’s top scorer, Luis Suarez the first pick from the side. The two goals and three assists for Lionel Messi see him join up, a partnership which will carry Barcelona’s entire attacking brunt today.
Elsewhere, a gargantuan 6 goals for Dries Mertens make him a name we just can’t do without for the impending clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The five goal contributions for Messi will see him captain our side while Suarez is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Ederson, Varane, Carvajal, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Kevin, Mahrez, Sterling, Benzema, Rodrygo
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.