CL Round of 16: Napoli - Barca 1-1

MOTM


  • Total voters
    12
  • Poll closed .

Porque

Senior Member
FC Barcelona not only plays the prestige of accessing the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time since 2019-20. Exceeding the round of 16 against Naples would be equivalent to 10.6 million euros of bonus plus another collection in Montjuïc that would allow the item of the 2023-24 budget corresponding to the European Cup to be fulfilled. At the moment, 70.55 have been entered waiting for the market pool.


However, in the round of 16 and a hypothetical quarters there is the key to being able to qualify for the first Club World Cup in history with 32 teams. It will be held in 2025 in the United States with a fixed starting of about 50 'kilos' per participant. The arithmetic is clear. If Barça doesn't move to the quarterfinals, they won't play that tournament. And even nocking out Naples depends on what Atlético de Madrid does, better placed now in the ranking to accompany Real Madrid, already with the ticket. As long as Barcelona is champion in Wembley on June 1, a condition that the direct passport that whites have when they are crowned in 2022, Chelsea (2021) and Manchester City (2023), in what remains of this edition of the Champions League must do much better than Atlético. As long as Real Sociedad went back 2-0 to PSG and won the title.

After only the results in the Champions League from 2020-21 (those of the Europa League do not count), the colchoneros (62) are seven points ahead of the Barça (55), harmed by not having passed to 1/8 in 2021-22 and 2022-23 and lost this year to Shakhtar (1-0) and Antwerp (3-2). Each victory gives two points and each draw, one. For going to quarters, semifinals and the final, one point is given for each classification. That is, Barça must win the two round of 16 matches, which would give it the ticket to the quarterfinals, and one of the quarterfinals to score at least seven points (2+2+1+2), which would allow it to equal Atlético de Madrid as long as the mattresses lose to Inter (tomorrow in San Siro and on March 13 at the Metropolitano).

In that case, there would be a draw of 62 points and Barça would go to the Club World Cup for having added more in this edition of the Champions League in accordance with the current regulations of UEFA coefficients that FIFA approved at the meeting of its Council on December 17 held in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). In the event that Atlético wins or draws a match against Inter or goes to the quarterfinals, it would force Barça to reach the semifinals and so on.

---


Huge huge Champions League games. We basically have to progress further than Atleti to quality for the 2025 WCC and get that huge windfall.

Inter under Inzaghi should be able to beat Atleti.

So the questions then become:

-Can Xavi beat Napoli on a cool Wednesday night in Naples?
-Can Laporta avoid carbs?
 

Horatio

You're welcome
FC Barcelona not only plays the prestige of accessing the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time since 2019-20. Exceeding the round of 16 against Naples would be equivalent to 10.6 million euros of bonus plus another collection in Montjuïc that would allow the item of the 2023-24 budget corresponding to the European Cup to be fulfilled. At the moment, 70.55 have been entered waiting for the market pool.


However, in the round of 16 and a hypothetical quarters there is the key to being able to qualify for the first Club World Cup in history with 32 teams. It will be held in 2025 in the United States with a fixed starting of about 50 'kilos' per participant. The arithmetic is clear. If Barça doesn't move to the quarterfinals, they won't play that tournament. And even nocking out Naples depends on what Atlético de Madrid does, better placed now in the ranking to accompany Real Madrid, already with the ticket. As long as Barcelona is champion in Wembley on June 1, a condition that the direct passport that whites have when they are crowned in 2022, Chelsea (2021) and Manchester City (2023), in what remains of this edition of the Champions League must do much better than Atlético. As long as Real Sociedad went back 2-0 to PSG and won the title.

After only the results in the Champions League from 2020-21 (those of the Europa League do not count), the colchoneros (62) are seven points ahead of the Barça (55), harmed by not having passed to 1/8 in 2021-22 and 2022-23 and lost this year to Shakhtar (1-0) and Antwerp (3-2). Each victory gives two points and each draw, one. For going to quarters, semifinals and the final, one point is given for each classification. That is, Barça must win the two round of 16 matches, which would give it the ticket to the quarterfinals, and one of the quarterfinals to score at least seven points (2+2+1+2), which would allow it to equal Atlético de Madrid as long as the mattresses lose to Inter (tomorrow in San Siro and on March 13 at the Metropolitano).

In that case, there would be a draw of 62 points and Barça would go to the Club World Cup for having added more in this edition of the Champions League in accordance with the current regulations of UEFA coefficients that FIFA approved at the meeting of its Council on December 17 held in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). In the event that Atlético wins or draws a match against Inter or goes to the quarterfinals, it would force Barça to reach the semifinals and so on.

---


Huge huge Champions League games. We basically have to progress further than Atleti to quality for the 2025 WCC and get that huge windfall.

Inter under Inzaghi should be able to beat Atleti.

So the questions then become:

-Can Xavi beat Napoli on a cool Wednesday night in Naples?
-Can Laporta avoid carbs?
Kilos?
 

Windhook

Well-known member
This clash goes into unpredictable zone now that Mazzarri is expected to get sacked some time today.
 

Birdy

Senior Member
It's amazing that we drew a team that might be having a more shambles season than us...

I don't know if it's good for us to progress to QF, where we may find City Arsenal Inter PSG, let alone Madrid
 

MagIX

Senior Member
Official - Napoli has a new coach: Calzona
Calzona was Sarri's assistant from 2015 to 2018 and Spalletti's in his first year.
 
Last edited:

BJJ

Well-known member
There's fucking zero excitement for this game. Win, get thashed next round. Lose and its business as usual.
The life of a Barca fan these days.
 

Andresito

Senior Member
Staff member
Forget about getting thrashed, it's incredibly important to win as many games as possible this CL run.
 

Temptation

Well-known member
Didn't Barca start preparing for Napoli 20 days back?



Pretty sure I read reports saying this. Prioritising the CL coz they're out of other competitions.
 

Home of Barca Fans

Top