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Completing the preparations for the new season, Napoli have played two friendly matches in the United States, where his opponent was the famous "Barcelona". In the first match decided the fate of a late goal by Ivan Rakitic, after which the Neapolitans lost – 1:2. In the second match was a different picture.
Napoli – Barcelona 0:4 (0:0)
Napoli: Meret, Husai (Di Lorenzo, 62), Manolas, Chiricheş (Luperto, 46), ghoulam (Rui, 62), Callejón, Allan (Zieliński, 46), Ruiz, Elmas (Insigne, 46), Verdi (Gaetano, 68), Mertens
the Arbitrator Rubel Vasquez (USA). Ann Arbor. Michigan Stadium Stadium. 60 043 viewer
In the second match against the formidable opponent Carlo Ancelotti introduced to fight the main defensive midfielder of the Brazilian Allan, who first entered the field after the holidays.
with regard to vacationers, it's play the victors of the African Cup of Nations Adam Unas and Calida Coulibaly. It is interesting to look offensive line, which has been applied "easy option" in the face of Dries Mertens and Simone Verdi and Lorenzo Insigne joined him just after the break. Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik is on the field didn't even show up.
Lorenzo insigne of Italy
the First half was relatively even game, but in the second half, within 15 minutes, the players of "Barcelona" four times grieved the young goalkeeper of "azurri" Alex Meret. Not all goals, according to Carlo Ancelotti was clean, but the score remained the same. During the whole match the players of Naples did not cause any sighting shot on target "blue garnet" in that time, as the Catalans 9 checked Mereta strength and 4 times succeeded. Two goals scored by the famous Uruguayan Luis Suarez also scored stellar rookie Barca, the world champion Antoine Griezmann and another new champion of the world Ousmane Dembele.
Carlo Ancelotti, head coach of "Napoli":
- We had a good first half, then the game went awry after Barcelona scored two goals from offside. We faced a great team, and obviously after that, the opponent was able to seize the initiative. One thing is clear – two wrong goals turned the game. We were pretty tired after heavy workloads in training. We had a very intense month, but I don't see this as a problem. In any case, after two matches against Barcelona remain a good feeling. Now we will continue to prepare for the beginning of the championship. I am happy with the kind of work the team had in training camp and in friendly matches. We have a quality team, and I'm sure we can have a great season. There is no doubt that the beginning of the championship we will be fully prepared.
starts And Napoli in the Italian League Serie A August 24 guest match at the "Artemio Franchi" against ACF Fiorentina.
in the meantime, the team returns home, where it will continue preparing for the start of the Italian championship. In the matters of transfers, there are still some options and our portal will be carefully monitored and quickly share with readers all the changes in the Champions of Campania and the entire South of Italy.
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