Check out the team news and our predicted line ups of tomorrow’s Champions League clash between Napoli and Barcelona.
Napoli and Barcelona square off for the first time ever in the Champions League, as they face each other in this year’s round of 16.
Having won the previous three games in all competitions, Gennaro Gattuso may opt for the same starting XI that secured a 2-1 win at Brescia last Friday, although Piotr Zielinski is pushing for a return in the team.
In-form Fabian Ruiz is expected to lead the Gli Azzurri, while young Macedonian starlet Elif Elams could have a chance to prove himself on the biggest stage in European football.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ospina – Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Rui – Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski – Mertens, Insigne, Elmas
Barcelona visits Napoli on the back of a 5-0 win over Eibar, which saw Messi putting an end to his goal drought netting four past the visitors’ goalkeeper.
The Catalans will miss Sergi Roberto on their trip to Naples, who joins Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba, and Ousmane Dembele on the treatment table.
New signing Martin Braithwaite is ineligible for the Champions League and will also stay home, as Arturo Vidal could once again support Messi and Griezmann in the attacking line.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ter Stegen – Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Junior Firpo – De Jong, Busquets, Arthur – Messi, Griezmann, Vidal