Xavi upset for not being in the Champions League

Barcelona plays Napoli in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

The Catalan giants would be welcoming Napoli today evening for the knockout round of the Europa League.

Barcelona got demoted to the Europa League after the club failed to qualify in the Champions League group stage.

On the other hand, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be available to play against the Serie A giants on Thursday evening.

“They’re a compact, experienced team,” Xavi Hernandez said of Napoli as carried by Diario AS. “A team used to dominating the ball. But they also defend well with a low block. [Piotr] Zielinski is a surprise, like [Elif] Elmas. [Andre-Frank Zambo] Anguissa, Fabian [Ruiz], [Victor] Osimhen, [Lorenzo] Insigne.

“This is a Champions League team. We’ve not been lucky with the draw. Analysing them, you can see a lot of potential. The loss of [Stanislav] Lobotka is important to them but they have offensive full-backs in Mario Rui and [Giovanni] di Lorenzo. They’re a major rival and that’s why they’re competing for the Scudetto.”


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