Barca vs Napoli: The stepping stone to another great remontada?
It's been the most disappointing season for Barcelona and the fans both in the football area and in the boardroom.
Certainly a year to forget in La Liga. Copa del Rey, a coach (Ernesto Valverde), a style of play (tiki-taka), a team spirit and an enviable reputation lost, too.
This is in spite of the Anfield injury of last season's Champions League and the Roma Champions League trauma that we are yet to fully recover from.
There cannot be more pains than the excruciating experience of the 2019/2020 season.
Nothing can be more painful than the sale of Arthur, the signing of Pjanic, the injury of Dembele, the loss to Athletic Bilbao (Copa del Rey), the loss to Atletico Madrid (Super Cup), the loss to Real Madrid (El Clasico), the loss to Osasuna (LaLiga) and the scandal within the board.
All this happened in the year of the great pandemic, 2020.
However, the Champions League is due to resume in about a fortnight and the Napoli game will be the first hurdle to cross to reach the quarterfinals.
The last game of the season gave totally new hope for fans with the speed of Fati, the vision of Puig and the strength of Araujo.
Above all, the energy, freshness and dynamism that these lads injected into the team and the unprecedented bravery of Setien in allowing them more playing time is something that wasn't seen during the entire season.
With hope rising, Messi reaching his peak form, the team getting refreshed from the nearly 1 week holiday and the coach being more ambitious, can the Napoli game be the stepping stone to the great Champions League Remontada?
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