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UEFA Champions League: Osimhen Napoli Barcelona defeat quarter-final

FC Barcelona advances to Champions League quarter-finals after defeating Napoli 3-1 at home, securing a 4-2 aggregate victory.

FC Barcelona has advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in four years with a thrilling 3-1 home victory over Napoli in their last-16 second leg, securing a 4-2 aggregate win on Tuesday. The match saw early goals from Fermin Lopez and Joao Cancelo, setting the stage for an intense battle. Despite Amir Rrahmani cutting the deficit for Napoli before halftime, Robert Lewandowski sealed the victory with a late goal.

Victor Osimhen, the highly rated Nigerian striker for Napoli, failed to make an impact in the match, unable to replicate his heroics from the first leg. FC Barcelona's dominance over Napoli continued, with the Spanish side maintaining their unbeaten record against the Italian club in their sixth meeting.

The victory marks FC Barcelona's return to the knockout stage success in the Champions League, with coach Xavi Hernandez expressing his joy at the team's qualification. The match showcased FC Barcelona's attacking prowess and defensive solidity, with a well-deserved win over Napoli.

In a fast-paced and entertaining game at Montjuic Stadium, FC Barcelona's early pressure paid off with two quick goals. Napoli struggled to find their rhythm, conceding goals to Cancelo and Fermin. Despite a brief resurgence with Rrahmani's goal, Napoli couldn't mount a comeback against a determined FC Barcelona side.

The match was a testament to FC Barcelona's resurgence in European competition, with Lewandowski's late goal sealing their place in the quarter-finals. Napoli's disappointment at the loss was evident, as they failed to replicate their success from the previous season.

Overall, FC Barcelona's victory over Napoli was a statement of intent in the Champions League, signaling their return to the top echelons of European football. The team's performance showcased their quality and determination, setting the stage for an exciting quarter-final clash in the competition.

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