FC Barcelona struggle to score against Napoli as it stays 0-0 at halftime

FC Barcelona are created many chances against Napoli but they fail to score in the first half.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Napoli and FC Barcelona are drawing 0-0 at halftime at the Maradona stadium.
Napoli and FC Barcelona are drawing 0-0 at halftime at the Maradona stadium.
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FC Barcelona is drawing Napoli 0-0 at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium in the Champions League. This is the 1st leg of the round of 16 between the two teams, and both teams want an advantage ahead of the second leg next month.

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FC Barcelona dominated the possession, creating chances early in the first half. Lamine Yamal looked like a threat on the right-hand side, trying crosses in the Napoli box, but the Italian team cleared them out of danger. In the 8th minute, Yamal shows his quality as he dribbles towards the edge of the box and shoots a low shot that is saved by Napoli’s Alex Meret.

In the 22nd minute, Joao Cancelo made a great run from the left side and passed it to Robert Lewandowski in the box. The Polish striker takes a low shot, and Meret makes a vital save. Meret makes another big save when Ilkay Gundogan takes a shot from outside the box that goes on target, but the Italian keeper parries it away for a corner. FC Barcelona continued to dominate the possession but Napoli slowly grew into the game.

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Lamine Yamal makes history in the Champions League game against Napoli

After many chances by Barcelona, Napoli started to create chances near the Barca box, but they struggled to release a shot on target. Napoli took more possession of the ball late in the first half.

Yamal continues to make history as a 16-year-old as he started for FC Barcelona against Napoli. Barcelona's Lamine Yamal is the youngest player to feature in the Champions League knockout stages (16 years and 223 days).

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