Napoli tied with FC Barcelona (1-1), in the Champions League round of 16

SSC Napoli and FC Barcelona ended in a draw, 1-1 (0-0), on Wednesday evening, at the Stadium “Diego Armando Maradona”in the first leg of the round of 16 of the football Champions League, writes Agerpres.

FC Barcelona – SSC Napoli PHOTO: Facebook/FCBarcelona

The Catalans scored first, through the Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (60), well employed in the box by Pedri.

Napoli, which was better at the end of the game, managed to equalize, thanks to the Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen, served by Zambo Anguissa (75). Osimhen was in his first match for Napoli this year.

Xavi's Barcelona dominated the first half and created several goalscoring opportunities, but goalkeeper Alex Meret opposed the shots of Lamal (9), Lewandowski (22) and Gundogan (22).

In the second half, the incisiveness of the Spaniards was no longer at the same level, but they had a good opportunity through Pedri (66), before opening the scoring.

After equalizing the score, the team coached by Francesco Calzona, the current coach of Slovakia, who thus debuted on the technical bench of the Italian champion, put pressure on the opposing box, but Zambo Anguissa (85) and Giovanni Simeone (88) were inaccurate.

In the last phase of the match, Barcelona could score, but Gundogan (90+5) sent the ball a little wide.

The second leg will take place in Barcelona on March 12.