Barcelona midfielder Gavi will miss the first leg of the team’s last 16 tie due to suspension after picking up his third booking in Europe this season late on at Napoli.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on target again for Barcelona at Napoli. The striker now has 23 goals in 45 matches in the Europa League.
Jordi Alba spoke out after Barca’s win over Napoli. He said, “Barcelona is always Barcelona! In good times and bad. We have to be together. People are enthusiastic.”
Ousmane Dembele left his shirt in the dressing room at Napoli. A member of staff had to run and get it before the Frenchman came on in the second half.
Barcelona and Napoli players assembled behind a ‘Stop War’ banner ahead of kick-off on Thursday to condemn Russia’s military action against Ukraine.
Xavi was full of praise for Frenkie de Jong after Barca’s win at Napoli. He said, “Frenkie de Jong is a genius, he is really, really incredible.”
Barcelona are keeping tabs on Real Madrid’s sponsorship deal with Adidas to see how much money their rivals will make on the deal with a view to their own agreement with Nike.
Gerard Pique feels that Barcelona are finally getting “back to our origins” after the team’s exciting 4-2 win over Napoli in the Europa League.