Aubameyang doesn’t score, Xavi reveals request

18 Feb 2022 | 12:03 | Football

 The winter signing made his first appearance in the starting lineup since joining.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang debuts to fans

This morning in the framework of the Europa League, Barcelona welcomed Napoli at Camp Nou. Confronting the Serie A representative is expected to be a difficult challenge for the Blaugrana and in fact, after the first half, the new guests were the ones who took the lead thanks to Piotr Zielinski’s opener.

Fortunately for the big man of Catalonia when the second half, the referee decided to point his finger at the penalty spot. At 11 meters away, Ferran Torres took advantage of the opportunity to level the gap for the home team. 1-1 is also the final result after 90 minutes.

‘That’s what we ask of him’ – Xavi rates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first start for Barcelona since Arsenal move - Bóng Đá

The first leg match between Barca and Napoli ended inconclusively with 2 goals divided equally between the 2 teams.

Today winter rookie Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his first start in a new shirt. The Gabon striker played for 86 minutes and then left the field to make way for Luuk de Jong.

Although the former Arsenal captain did not score, coach Xavi still gave words of encouragement quoted by Metro: “Very good. Perhaps Aubameyang has a bit of trouble coordinating with teammates. He is the owner’s player. physically very good and tried.

Aubameyang shows a strong pressing ability and this is also what Barca lacks . That’s what we asked of Aubameyang, then scoring and creating. He’s a great player and will contribute like Adama [Traore] and Ferran.”

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