Quique Setien faces a tough task when his side face off against Serie A opposition at the San Paolo Stadium in the Champions League last 16
Lionel Messi scored four goals against Eibar on Saturday to move the Catalan side to the top of La Liga, overtaking Real Madrid. Manager Quique Setien had been on the receiving end of criticism after he opened his Barcelona account to lukewarm results, but the Blaugrana will be confident heading into the first stage of their European knockout fixtures.
There will be added pressure on the European competition for Setien, however, with Barcelona desperate to lift their first Champions League trophy since 2015.
Napoli are on a winning streak of their own, and Barcelona will know that the Serie A side will be no easy match. The Italians defeated defending champions Liverpool 2-0 earlier in the group stage, and held the Reds to a draw at Anfield.
Napoli vs Barcelona on U.S. & UK TV
|Game||Napoli vs Barcelona|
|Date||Tuesday, February 25|
|Time||8pm GMT / 3pm ET|
|Channel (U.S.)||TUDN USA / Univision NOW|
|Channel (UK)||BT Sport 3|
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Napoli team news and injuries
|Goalkeepers||Meret, Ospina, Karnezis|
|Defenders||Rui, Luperto, Maksimovic, Di Lorenzo, Hysaj, Koulibaly, Manolas|
|Midfielders||Demme, Allan, Ruiz, Elmas, Zielinski, Lobotka|
|Forwards||Callejon, Llorente, Lozano, Mertens, Politano, Insigne, Milik|
Arkadiusz Milik and Elseid Hysaj are both doubts with knee injuries while Hirving Lozano has picked up an adductor issue. Fernando Llorente might miss out due to illness.
Napoli predicted starting XI: Ospina; Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Rui; Ruiz, Demme, Elmas; Politano, Mertens, Insigne
Barcelona team news and injuries
|Goalkeepers||Ter Stegen, Neto, Pena|
|Defenders||Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Umtiti, Junior, Araujo, Akieme|
|Midfielders||Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur, De Jong, Vidal, Riqui Puig, Collado|
|Forwards||Messi, Griezmann, Fati|
Martin Braithwaite is unavailable for selection as he is not registered for the Champions League, but will still travel with the squad.
Junior Firpo could slot in for Jordi Alba, who is sporting an adductor problem. Sergi Roberto has also been ruled out.
Luis Suarez is a long-term injury absentee with a knee injury, while Ousmane Dembele is still recovering from a hamstring issue.
Barcelona predicted starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Junior; De Jong, Busquets, Vidal, Arthur; Messi, Griezmann