Barcelona to Pocket Millions by Defeating Napoli in UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Fixture

Barcelona to Pocket Millions by Defeating Napoli in UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Fixture

Byron Pillay
February 28, 2024 at 8:16 PM
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  • Barcelona are facing a lot of financial difficulties in recent seasons as they struggle to remain profitable
  • The La Liga champions will be given a huge cash boost if they can beat Napoli in the Champions League
  • The first leg was drawn 1-1 after Robert Lewandowski and Victor Osimhen both got onto the scoresheet

Barcelona's financial difficulties are not a secret.

Despite being one of the biggest clubs in world football, the reigning La Liga champions have been struggling to stay afloat in recent seasons.

With Barca struggling with finances and in the league as well, it looks unlikely that they will defend their league title.

Robert Lewandowski and Victor Osimhen both got onto the scoresheet during the last tie between Barcelona and Napoli.
Barcelona will pocket millions if they beat Napoli in the Champions League. The tie is currently level after Robert Lewandowski and Victor Osimhen both scored in the first leg. Image: Giuseppe Maffia.
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The UEFA Champions League then represents their only chance of silverware this season. With the club currently in the last 16 of the tournament, progression to the quarter finals also represents a cash boost.

Barca can earn millions for victory

As noted by Get Football News Spain, the La Liga side will earn approximately €10 million if they qualify for the final eight.

To do that, they will have to get past Serie A champions Napoli.

They will also benefit from ticket sales, their second leg clash against the Italian side will be contested in Spain.

Barca and Napoli evenly poised

The two sides will meet again on March 12 for the second-leg.

The tie is evenly poised, with both sides sharing the spoils in Italy.

Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Barca on the hour mark, but it was cancelled out by a Victor Osimhen strike in the 75th minute.

It won't be easy for the Blaugrana, but Lewandowski promised that the side would end the season with some silverware, so expect them to go all out for a win. History is also on their side, as the last time they drew with Napoli in the Champions League, they went on to win the second leg.

Barca star compares Osimhen to Lewandowski

Sports Brief reported how Victor Osimhen was drawing comparisons with Robert Lewandowski after his performance in the UEFA Champions League.

The Nigerian striker scored a goal against the La Liga champions as Barca and Napoli shared the spoils after the first-leg of their tie.

Following the Round of 16 game, Barcelona midfielder Ilkay Gundogan compared the Super Eagles’ attacker to Lewandowski.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.