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FC Barcelona 3-1 Napoli (UCL)

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Barcelona have reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2019-20, with them also knocking Napoli out of the last 16 that season (4-2 on aggregate).

Barcelona becomes the first side in Champions League history to start two players aged 17 or under in a knockout round game:

  • 17-year-old Pau Cubarsí
  • 16-year-old Lamine Yamal

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MOTM: Pau Cubarsí.

Pau Cubarsí is the first Barcelona player to complete 50+ passes (61/68), 100% of his tackles (3/3) and make 5+ clearances on his Champions League debut since at least the 2003/04 season.

Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have scored more goals in the UCL than Robert Lewandowski, in the history of the competition:

  • 140 – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 129 – Lionel Messi
  • 93 – Robert Lewandowski

Barcelona have won all four of their home games in this season’s UEFA Champions League, the first time they’ve won their first four home matches of a campaign in the competition since 2017-18 (first five).

Since the start of the 2020/21 season, João Cancelo is the only defender to be directly involved in 10+ goals in the Champions League:

  • 5 goals
  • 9 assists

Napoli have been eliminated at the last 16 stage of the UEFA Champions League in four of the five times they’ve reached this round, with the Italian side losing five of their six away games in the knockout stages overall.

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