Barcelona advances to the UCL quarterfinals for the first time since the 2019-20 season

Football news 12 mar 2024, 17:55
Barcelona advances to the UCL quarterfinals for the first time since the 2019-20 season Barcelona advances to the UCL quarterfinals for the first time since the 2019-20 season

On Tuesday, March 12th, Barcelona faced Napoli in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. The first leg had ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Catalan team swiftly gained a two-goal advantage, edging closer to securing a spot in the quarterfinals. Goals from 20-year-old Fermin Lopez in the 15th minute and João Cancelo in the 17th minute put them ahead. Napoli managed to get back into the game with a goal from Rrahmani in the 30th minute, but they couldn't muster more. Robert Lewandowski sealed the tie with a goal.

Barcelona emerged victorious today with a scoreline of 3-1, securing an aggregate win of 4-2 over two legs. This marks their first quarterfinal appearance since the 2019-20 season. Prior to this, the "Blaugrana" had only reached the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg

Barcelona 3 - 1 Napoli
Goals: 1:0 - 15' Lopez, 2:0 - Cancelo, 2:1 - 30' Rrahmani, 3:1 - 83' Lewandowski

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