Napoli vs Barcelona: latest Victor Osimhen news, H2H, predicted lineups and player injury updates


The upcoming Napoli vs Barcelona match in the Champions League round of 16 has been highly anticipated by fans. In preparation for the game, here are some key news, player injury updates 9Victor Osimhen), H2H stats, and match analysis you should know about.

Football fans eagerly await the highly anticipated match between Napoli and Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. To ensure you are fully informed before the game, here are some important details, including the latest news updates, player injury status, head-to-head statistics, and expert match analysis. Stay ahead of the game with this essential information.

Napoli vs Barcelona injury list

Victor Osimhen running towards the ball in a match for Napoli in their blue top on white trousers home wear
Victor Osimhen

With no definitive answer confirming if Victor Osimhen would be available for Napoli in the first leg of the 2023/2024 round of 16 fixture against Barcelona, the Nigerian international who recently returned from the Africa Cup of Nations 2023, remains unavailable for Napoli going into the game.

Whoever the man in the dugout is, they will be delighted to have Osimhen back in the team after his last game for Napoli on December 23, 2023. Osimhen arrived back on Thursday but was too tired to play in the weekend draw against Genoa. The Neapolitans will be desperate for him to be declared fit to face Barcelona. If he is absent, Giovanni Simeone and Cyril Ngonge will compete to lead the line.

This is the major injury concern for Napoli at the moment with Barcelona receiving a huge boost in the return of Joao Felix who made a return after being ruled out for a short while due to an ankle injury.

Alejandro Balde, Gavi, Ferran Torres, Marcos Alonso, and Sergi Roberto will be unavailable for the upcoming trip to Italy. Raphinha and Felix, if fit, will compete against young wingers Yamine Lamal and Vitor Roque for the starting positions on either side of Robert Lewandowski. There is also the option of playing Pedri in attack while Andreas Christensen aims to maintain his spot in midfield.

Napoli vs Barcelona Possible Lineups

Barcelona (4-2-3-1): Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Iñigo, Cancelo; Christensen, De Jong; Yamal, Gündogan, Pedri; Lewandowski

Napoli (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Ostigard, Rrahmani, Mazzocchi; Anguissa, Lobotka, Cajuste; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

Napoli vs Barcelona Head to Head (H2H)

Both Napoli and Barcelona will meet for the third time in the history of the competition. The Serie A champions would be looking to get one over the Spanish giants for the first time in the competition as Barcelona has recorded one win over Napoli with their second meeting ending in a draw.

Napoli 0

Draw 1

Barcelona 1

When and where to Watch Napoli vs Barcelona

Canada / Vancouver (12.00 PM); Toronto (3.00 PM)

United States / Los Angeles (12.00 PM); New York (3.00 PM)
CBS, TUDN Deportes

Mexico / Mexico City (2.00 PM)

Central America and Dominican Republic Costa Rica (2.00 PM); Panama (3.00 PM), Dominican Republic (4.00 PM)
Plus: Teletica Canal 7 (Costa Rica), Canal 4 (El Salvador), Televideo (Guatemala, Nicaragua), Telecadena Canal 7 (Honduras), TV Max, RPC (Panama)

Caribbean / Jamaica (3.00 PM), Cuba, Bahamas (3.00 PM), Suriname (5.00 PM)
Flow Sports, Sportsmax
Plus: Canal + (Haiti), Televideo (Dom. Rep)

Spanish speaking South America / Colombia, Peru (3.00 PM) / Venezuela, Chile (4.00 PM) / Uruguay, Argentina (5.00 PM)
Plus: Televideo (Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru), La Tele Tuya (Venezuela)

Brazil / Brasilia (5.00 PM)


North Africa / Morocco (9.00 PM), Egypt (10.00 PM)

Sub-Saharan Africa / Senegal, Ghana (8.00 PM), Nigeria, Cameroon (9.00 PM), South Africa, Zambia (10.00 PM), Kenya, Madagascar (11.00 PM)


Iceland (8.00 PM)
Viaplay, Syn

Ireland (8.00 PM)
Livescore, Virgin Media, RTE

United Kingdom (8.00 PM)
TNT Sports

Portugal (8.00 PM)
Eleven Sports, TVI

Gibraltar (9.00 PM)

Spain (9.00 PM)
Movistar, Orange

France (9.00 PM)
Canal+, BeIN, RMC Sport

Belgium and Luxembourg (9.00 PM)
Proximus, RTL, VTM

Netherlands (9.00 PM)
Ziggo Sport, RTL

Germany and Austria (9.00 PM)
Plus: Prime Video (Germany), 
ServusTV, Sky (Austria)

Switzerland and Liechtenstein (9.00 PM)
Plus: 3+ (Switzerland)

Italy (9.00 PM)
Mediaset, Sky Italia, Prime Video

Malta (9.00 PM)
Melita, PBS

Norway (9.00 PM)

Sweden (9.00 PM)

Denmark (9.00 PM)

Poland (9.00 PM)

Czech Rep and Slovakia (9.00 PM)
Premier Sports
Plus: Nova (Czech Rep), 
Markiza (Slovakia)

Hungary (9.00 PM)
MTVA, Sport 1

Slovenia (9.00 PM)
Sportklub, Pro Plus

Balkan Republics (9.00 PM)
Arena Sport
Plus: HRT (Croatia), Artmotion, Klan Kosova (Kosovo), Makedonski Telekom, MTV (N Macedonia), RTS (Serbia)

Albania (9.00 PM)
Tring, RTSH

Finland (10.00 PM)
MTV-C More

Baltic States (10.00 PM)

Ukraine (10.00 PM)

Moldova (10.00 PM)
Setanta, Jurnal TV,

Romania (10.00 PM)
Clever Media, Digisport, Telekom

Bulgaria (10.00 PM)
A1, bTV 

Greece (10.00 PM)
Cosmote, Mega

Turkey (11.00 PM)

Cyprus (10.00 PM)

Israel (10.00 PM)
The Sports Channel

Russia / Moscow (11.00 PM)

Thursday 22 February

Armenia (12.00 AM)
Fast Media

Azerbaijan (12.00 AM)
CBC Sport, Ictimai TV

Georgia (12.00 AM)
Setanta, Silknet


Arab Countries / Mecca (11.00 PM Tuesday 28), Oman (12.00 AM)

Turkmenistan (1.00 AM)

Uzbekistan (1.00 AM)

Tajikistan (1.00 AM)

Indian Subcontinent / Pakistan (1.00 AM), India (1.30 AM), Bangladesh (2.00 AM)

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (2.00 AM)
Q Sport
Plus: QazSport (Kazakhstan)

Myanmar (2.30 AM)
Canal +

Southeast Asia / Thailand, Cambodia, Laos (3.00 AM), Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong (4.00 AM)
BeIN Sports

Vietnam (3.00 AM)

Indonesia / Jakarta (3.00 AM)
SCTV, Champions TV

Mongolia / Ulaanbaatar (4.00 AM)
Premier Sports 

China (4.00 AM)
CCTV, iQiyi

Macau (4.00 AM)

Taiwan/Chinese Taipei (4.00 AM)

Philippines (4.00 AM)
Tap TV

South Korea (5.00 AM)

Japan (5.00 AM)


Australia / Perth (4.00 AM) Sydney (7.00 AM)

New Zealand (9.00 AM)

South Pacific / Fiji (8.00 AM)

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