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:
Barcelona drawing Napoli. Happy but not confident with Valverde.
— Ms|Barca (@MsFutbol3) December 16, 2019
This champions League, i just want to enjoy myself and enjoy good football
If you think i am going to kill myself with hope in that clown of a coach in Barcelona… I'm sorry
If barca win… Fine
If we loose… Fine
— Messi's sweetheart (@Cind_ele) December 16, 2019
I can only hope and pray that we don't bottle this UCL once more. With Valverde still in charge, Barcelona's dooms day hasn't ended.#UCLdraw
— Ganiu Oloruntade (@GaniuOloruntade) December 16, 2019
Only Barcelona fans or people that follow our games will understand why we are prepared for anything…. especially the ones away from camp nou.
— Oluwabukola (@Beeyor__) December 16, 2019
I pretty much confident that Barcelona has a shot at the UCL title. The team is slightly better than last season and has everyone fighting for a place!
Plus i have the G.O.A.T in my team!!!🥳#Barcelona #Messi pic.twitter.com/jYK0S5kNhw
— AYO (@ayothejoy) December 16, 2019
— Umar (@OG_umaru) December 16, 2019
These UEFA officials should let Barcelona play 2nd leg at Camp Nou throughout the knockout stages
— Prince⭐ (@Prin__cee) December 16, 2019
If Barcelona doesn’t win the UCL this season, call me a bastard💙❤️
— 𝙼𝚛 𝚁𝚎𝚋𝚎𝚕 (@mrrebelxo) December 16, 2019
Liverpool fans think they'll be lucky enough to have Atletico miss 7 chances at Anfield like Barcelona did? Well, your prayers should be that you don't meet Barcelona if you manage to qualify. Trust me, y'all won't know what hit you! 🔥💙❤
— ❤💙Rock™ (@staconzy16) December 16, 2019