WELCOME TO THE DIEGO MARADONA STADIUM!!! The legendary home of Napoli named after its most legendary player is the site of a huge European match as the hosts and Barcelona meet for the second leg of their Europa League Playoff tie. After a thrilling 1-1 draw at Camp Nou last week, both teams come into this one hoping to book a ticket in the Round of 16 and we should get a cracking game. This will be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Pique, Araujo, Alba; Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Adama, Aubameyang, Ferran.
Substitutes: Neto, Puig, Dembele, Braithwaite, Luuk de Jong, Mingueza, Eric, Nico, Gavi, Arnau Tenas.
Starting XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Rrahamni, Mário Rui; Demme, Fabián; Elmas, Zielinski, Insigne, Osimhen.
Substitutes: Ospina, Idasiak, Juan Jesus, Ghoulam, Zanoli, Mertens, Ounas, Petagna, Politano.
Competition/Round: 2021-22 Europa League, Playoffs, Leg 2
First Leg Result: Barcelona 1-1 Napoli
Date/Time: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples, Italy
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
VAR: Pol van Boekel (NED)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM EUROPA LEAGUE
How to watch on TV: TUDN (USA), BT Sport ESPN (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others
How to watch online: Paramount+ (USA), BT Sport Live (UK), Movistar+ (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch 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!