Barcelona fans across the world have taken to social media platform, Twitter to express their feeling after Barcelona was drawn against Italian team, Napoli in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

Most Barca fans expressed optimism after the draws with the expectation that Barcelona will beat Napoli to qualify for the next round of the competition.

The first leg will come up on the 25th of February at the Napoli Stadium, San Paolo Stadium while the 2nd leg will come up two weeks later at the Camp Nou. Barcelona tend to qualify in matches where they play away first before playing at home.

However, Barcelona, who are top of the La Liga with 35 points has played Napoli, a team occupying the 8th position with 21 points in the Serie A four times in the past, with the Spanish champions winning on three occasions and Napoli winning one.

In 2011, the first ever meeting between both teams was witnessed, Barca thrashed Napoli 5 – 0, while in 2014, Napoli beat Barcelona by 1 – 0. In August 2019, both teams met twice where Barca won both legs 2 – and 4 – 0.

In qualifying for the next stage of the Champions League, Napoli came 2nd in her group behind Liverpool with 12 points, while Barcelona topped her group with 14 points ahead of Borrusia Dortmund who came 2nd.

Barcelona’s next game in the league comes against biggest domestic rival, Real Madrid while Napoli will play against Sassuolo in the Serie A.

In other draws, Atalanta will slug it out with Valencia while Atletico Madrid will battle defending champions, Liverpool. One of the biggest clashes will see Real Madrid play Manchester City, Dortmund vs Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea vs Bayern Munich, Lyon vs Juventus and last year’s runner up, Tottenham will play RB Leipzig.

However, Barcelona fans are expressing different opinions on Twitter as Barcelona draws Napoli, read some of their reactions below:

 

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