FULL-TIME, Barcelona 4-0 Napoli: Wow. Just wow. What a performance.
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 4-0 Napoli (Dembélé 63’): IT’S A FOURTH FOR BARÇA!!!!! Frenkie De Jong steals the ball in midfield and finds Dembélé, who takes Luperto for a ride before firing a rocket to the bottom corner. What a performance!
GOLAZO!!!!!!!!!! Barcelona 3-0 Napoli (Suárez 58’): IT’S THREE FOR BARÇA!!!! Another wonderful pass from Aleñá, this time to find Dembélé on the run, and the Frenchman finds Suárez who scores a spectacular goal with a shot into the top corner. This is a show, people!
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 2-0 Napoli (Griezmann 56’): BARÇA DOUBLE THE LEAD!!! A fantastic team goal with everybody touching the ball until Aleñá finds Jordi Alba with a beautiful through ball and the full-back gives Griezmann a tap-in for the Frenchman’s first goal for Barça!
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 1-0 Napoli (Suárez 48’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! AND WHAT A GOAL!!! Griezmann flicks a pass to Suárez who completes the one-two, Meret makes an insane save to stop Antoine from scoring but the Uruguayan finishes on the rebound!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Napoli: No changes from Valverde so let’s keep up the good work from the first half, lads!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-0 Napoli: No goals so far but a truly impressive performance from Barça. They’ve dominated possession, not suffered defensively at all and created the best chances of the game. Really good stuff, boys.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Napoli: Come on, boys! Last game of preseason in our beautiful away kits. Let’s do this!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, De Jong, Aleñá; Dembélé, Suárez, Griezmann (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto, Peña, Todibo, Umtiti, Wagué, Firpo, Rakitic, Arthur, Vidal, Puig, Coutinho, Rafinha, Pérez, Ruiz
Starting XI: Meret; Hysaj, Manolas, Chiriches, Ghoulam; Verdi, Allan, Fabián, Elmas; Callejón, Mertens (4-4-2)
Bench: Ospina, Karnezis, Maksimovic, Luperto, Di Lorenzo, Mário Rui, Zielinski, Gaetano, Milik, Younes, Insigne
WELCOME TO ANN ARBOR! The Michigan Stadium is officially the largest stadium to ever host a Barcelona match as the Catalan giants play their final preseason game and the second of the week against Napoli. After winning the first game in Miami in a highly entertaining affair, the Blaugrana will use this as preparation for the start of La Liga, which is less than a week away. So this should be fun, and you are welcome to join us to follow along and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2019 La Liga | Serie A, Second Leg
First Leg Result: Barcelona 2-1 Napoli
Date/Time: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11pm CET (Barcelona), 10pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 5pm ET, 2pm PT (USA), 2.30am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: Michigan Stadium, Michigan, USA
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, be careful with the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!