Europa League in poised for high-level action in Draw Barcelona-Naples


The UEFA Europa League, the second-European level club championship is ready for some first-A high level action when Barcelona, ​​five times king of the continent, visit Napoli on Thursday.

Barca needed Ferran Torres penalty tap into home to Naples in the first leg of his knockout round play-off draw after Piotr Zielinski made Serie A side in opposite the Camp Nou.

However, with the goals in away from home rule having been dispensed with this season from UEFA, the heavyweight draw remains Very in the balance goes to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

Barcelona are experiencing a troubled season, but that of Xavi Hernandez side it still crosses the Mediterranean in good form having gone five unbeaten and not lost in 90 minutes since Bayern Munich dumped him out of the Champions in early December.

It won 4-1 in Valencia in La Liga at the weekend with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores a hat while Napoli are third in Serie A after the 1-1 draw with Cagliari on Monday.

Barcelona is one of four Spaniards teams with the aim of advancing to last 16, with Real Sociedad hosts RB Leipzig and Real Betis leading 3-2 against Zenit St. Petersburg after first leg in Russia.

Seville, the record six-time winner of the second-European level competition And who will host this season’s 3-1 final lead at Dinamo Zagreb.

Rangers target Dortmund without Haaland

Elsewhere, Scottish champions Rangers are hoping to secure a spot in the last 16 when they welcome Dortmund to Ibrox after the extraordinary 4-2 win in Germany.

It would go down how one of the best results in They history in Europe if they could see off the giant of the Bundesliga, who will be once again without star striker Erling Haaland.

Norwegian, scorer of 23 goals in 20 appearances for his club in this season, missed the first leg and his team’S last three national releases due to injury.

There star Gio Reyna, of which father Claudio played for Rangers and is a close friend of the Ibrox side’S manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, is also put aside.

The team announced for the trip to Glasgow, on the other hand, included by right back Thomas Meunier, with the Belgian returning from a blow.

Dortmund is poor first-showing the leg last shocked week fans but they beat Borussia Monchengladbach 6-0 in the Bundesliga at the weekend.

In the Europa Conference League, Marseille, PSV Eindhoven and Leicester City are among the teams ready to advance to last 16 but Celtic must overturn a 3-1 first-difficulty in the leg while traveling in Norway play Bodo / Glim.

The Norwegian champion shocked the Scottish Premiership leader at Parkhead but Celtic captain Callum McGregor believes he can overturn the tie in the Arctic Circle.

“We are that type of team that still want be aggressive even if we are walking away from home yet want to play the same waye that way will get us chance, “he said.

“So just be ruthless and clinical when opportunities arise “.

Vader tries to reverse the deficit

Fenerbahçe’s Turkish heavyweight will look to overturn the odds as he visits Slavia Prague in the return leg of his UEFA Europa Conference League last 16 playoffs.

The first leg between the two teams in Istanbul is over in a 3-2 defeat for the turkish side.

Fenerbahçe will do it need to win of at least two goals a confirm his place in the last 16 of the third European band tournament.

But he will have to do it without the injured Luiz Gustavo and Filip Novak. Midfielder Miha Zajc will do it also miss the match via suspension.

However, midfielder Irfan Can Kahveci and defender Kim Min-jae may return in field after recovering from the injury.

The match in the Czech capital kicks off at 21:00 local time (20:00 GMT).

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