Barcelona 3-1 Napoli: Messi and Suarez help Barca win 4-2 on aggregate
Aug. 08, 2020
Barcelona set up a Champions League quarter-final meeting with Bayern Munich after overcoming Napoli at the Nou Camp.
With the sides tied 1-1 after the first leg in February, Dries Mertens set the tone for an eventful first half as he struck the post after 90 seconds - but it was Barcelona who made the breakthrough when Clement Lenglet headed in Ivan Rakitic's corner after 10 minutes.
Lionel Messi doubled his side's advantage in style as he wriggled his way past three defenders, before bending a shot between another two Napoli players and into the far side of David Ospina's goal.
The Barcelona captain thought he had further added to his tally of 115 Champions League goals in 142 games just seven minutes later, but a lengthy video assistant referee review deemed he had handled the ball in controlling Frenkie de Jong's pass.
Another VAR review then awarded Barcelona a penalty in first-half injury time after Kalidou Koulibaly felled Messi - and Luis Suarez stepped up to net his 25th Champions League goal.
It was Napoli who had the final say at the end of an incident-filled first half, however, as Rakitic conceded a penalty for a foul on Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne converted to make it 3-1 at the interval.
In a significantly quieter second period, Insigne's header early in the half failed to test Marc-Andre ter Stegen as Napoli chased a lifeline, while Kostas Manolas was at full stretch to deny Suarez the chance to put Barcelona out of sight.
Napoli substitute Arkadiusz Milik was on the pitch for less than two minutes when he headed past Ter Stegen with time running out for the visitors, but the Poland striker's goal was ruled out for offside.
German champions Bayern Munich await Barca in the last eight after beating Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday to complete a 7-1 aggregate victory.
Line-ups Match Stats Live Text Line-ups Barcelona 1 ter Stegen 2 Nélson Semedo 3 Piqué 15 Lenglet 18 Alba 20 Roberto 4 Rakitic 21 de Jong 10 Messi 9 Suárez Booked at 90mins Substituted for Firpo at 90+2' minutes 17 Griezmann Substituted for Rodríguez Jiménez at 84' minutes Substitutes 13 Murara Neto 24 Firpo 26 Peña 28 Puig 31 Fati 33 Araújo 42 Rodríguez Jiménez 44 Mingueza 45 De la Fuente 46 Reis 47 Orellana Gomez Napoli 25 Ospina 22 Di Lorenzo 44 Manolas 26 Koulibaly 6 Mário Rui 8 Ruiz Substituted for Elmas at 79' minutes 4 Demme Substituted for Lobotka at 45' minutes 20 Zielinski Booked at 60mins Substituted for Lozano at 70' minutes 7 Callejón Substituted for Politano at 70' minutes 14 Mertens 24 Insigne Substituted for Milik at 79' minutes Substitutes 1 Meret 5 Marques Loureiro 9 Llorente 11 Lozano 12 Elmas 13 Luperto 19 Maksimovic 21 Politano 23 Hysaj 27 Karnezis 68 Lobotka 99 Milik Referee : Cüneyt Çakir Match Stats Home Team Barcelona Away Team Napoli Possession Home 51% Away 49% Shots Home 7 Away 18 Shots on Target Home 4 Away 3 Corners Home 2 Away 6 Fouls Home 8 Away 17 Live Text Post update Match ends, Barcelona 3, Napoli 1. 90'+6' Full Time Second Half ends, Barcelona 3, Napoli 1. 90'+6' Post update Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+6' Post update Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli). 90'+6' Post update Attempt blocked. Hirving Lozano (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dries Mertens. 90'+3' Post update Foul by Monchu (Barcelona). 90'+3' Post update Stanislav Lobotka (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Junior Firpo replaces Luis Suárez. 90'+2' Booking Luis Suárez (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card. 90'+2' Post update Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 90'+2' Post update Foul by Mário Rui (Napoli). 90'+1' Post update Attempt blocked. Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross. 90' Post update Attempt blocked. Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stanislav Lobotka. 87' Post update Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing. 87' Post update Foul by Kostas Manolas (Napoli). 86' Post update Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 86' Post update Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli). 86' Post update Attempt saved. Hirving Lozano (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 85' Post update Hirving Lozano (Napoli) hits the left post with a header from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Matteo Politano with a cross. 85' Post update Attempt blocked. Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mário Rui with a cross. Page 1 of 6 rewind previous Navigate to the next page next Navigate to the last page forward
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