If we look at the performance of Barcelona in the Champions League in recent times or recent era, they are not so bad. Yes, after the year of 2015, they could not win any UCL title yet but it does not mean that they were not worthy. They played well in the last two seasons of the Champions League but luck was not with them actually. In the last season, they won the first leg of the Champions League semi-final but by facing the defeat in the away match, they missed the chance. This time, they are quite desperate. But still, Barcelona can remember two wounds in the Champions League!
In the last two seasons of the Champions League Barcelona faced two defeats at their away venues both times and ruled out from the competition. The worst memories can be remembered by the team Barca and their fans, the boss of Barcelona Setien stated that. But in the ongoing season when they faced Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo, it did not affect the team. Though the match against Napoli was drawn by a 1 – 1 goal but the Spanish manager is hopeful for the return leg. The 2nd leg will be staged at the fort of Barcelona. For Napoli, it will be very tough to beat the Spanish La Liga champion at the Nou Camp.
Earlier today, in the European top flight, Barcelona faced Napoli at the home venue of the Italian side. The match was drawn. The 2nd leg will be taken place next March 2020. In the last two seasons of the UCL, after winning the first leg with the big victory, they were defeated in the return leg and ruled out from the tournament. At the Camp Nou, against Liverpool, Barcelona won by a 3 – 0 goal at the Camp Nou. But at the Anfield, they were destroyed by a 4 – 0 goal.
FC Barcelona won just 2 from the last 10 away matches in UEFA Champions League. pic.twitter.com/KqxPVbmWtL
— The Football Arena (@FootballlArena) February 26, 2020
Earlier against Roma in the quarter-final, they won the first leg at the home venue but lost the 2nd leg. The five-time champion of the UCL played their last Champions League in the season of 2014/15. Considering the last nine seasons, it was the last European trophy for the Catalan club. So, before the Napoli match, Setien’s statement made sure that Barcelona is confident.
🎙 [AS] | #NapoliBarça | Setién: “We can win the Champions League with so many casualties.”
🔶 Quique Setién has valued the draw achieved in San Paolo very positively and the possibilities for Barcelona in the return match at the Camp Nou pic.twitter.com/dWx8QcRXIU
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) February 25, 2020
According to Setien, things are not comparable. Now, he is the boss of the club and he has complete faith in his team. Barcelona will keep continuity. In the league, they won three matches consecutively and visited Italy. At the Stadio San Paolo, they have remained unbeaten but the match was drawn.