Soccer

Napoli could be without Lorenzo Insigne for clash with Barcelona

Napoli could be without star man Lorenzo Insigne for crunch Champions League clash with Barcelona after he suffered tendon injury against Lazio

  • Napoli could be without forward Lorenzo Insigne when they take on Barcelona
  • The club confirmed their captain suffered a tendon injury in their win over Lazio 
  • The 29-year-old will be monitored closely ahead of the Champions League clash 
  • The first leg between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw in Naples in March 

Napoli could be without star forward Lorenzo Insigne when they take on Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Friday.

The club have confirmed that the captain suffered a tendon injury in their 3-1 victory over Lazio on Sunday. Insigne had scored a penalty earlier in the match but limped off in tears in the final minutes.

The Serie A side said the 29-year-old will be monitored closely ahead of the game at the Nou Camp.

Napoli could be without their star forward Lorenzo Insigne when they take on Barcelona 

He left the pitch in tears after suffering a tendon injury in his side’s 3-1 victory over Lazio 

A statement on the club’s website said: ‘Lorenzo Insigne has undergone tests that have confirmed that he has suffered tendon damage to the adductor longus muscle in his left thigh, in addition to bone bruising. 

‘The player sustained the injury during the match against Lazio on Saturday. Insigne will be closely monitored over the coming days.’ 

The Italian has registered 12 goals and eight assists in all competitions this season and is a key player for Gennaro Gattuso’s side.

The 29-year-old is a key player for Gennaro Gattuso’s side with 12 goals in all competitions 

Napoli held Barca to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Naples. Dries Mertens had given the hosts the lead in the first half but Antoine Griezmann equalised for the LaLiga side.

Arturo Vidal was given a late red card meaning he will be suspended for the Catalans.

Napoli finished seventh in Serie A but qualified for the Europa League after winning the Coppa Italia. 




Share this article


Source: Read Full Article