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Soccer News of Sunday, 9 August 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Barcelona may not reach champions league final - Owen

Former England International, Michael Owen has said that Barcelona doesn't look like a team that will reach the UEFA Champions League final.

This was after the club eliminated Napoli in their Round of 16 tie.

After the first leg which ended 1-1 in Naples, Barcelona recorded a 3-1 win at Camp Nou thanks to goals from Clement Lenglet, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

However, Owen believes the team is 'disjointed' and lacks Pace to see it reach the competition's final.

“When you look at the attempts on goal, it’s one-sided. Barcelona don’t look like a team that is going to get all the way to the final.” Owen told BT Sport.

“Barcelona have got talented players, but it’s an ageing team. There’s not a lot of pace in attacking areas. They’re a bit disjointed.

“They don’t look like Barcelona to me. I think it will be a bit of a rebuilding job for them over the next few seasons.”

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