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The Champions League Anthem Before Napoli Vs Barcelona Is One Of The Greatest Ever

The Champions League Anthem Before Napoli Vs Barcelona Is One Of The Greatest Ever

Napoli fans sang along with the Champions League anthem prior to their game with Barcelona tonight and it was spine-tingling.

The Italian outfit were huge underdogs for the first ever competitive meeting between the two sides.

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It's safe to say that fans inside the San Paulo Stadium were excited for the game as they belted out the iconic Champions League tune moments before kick-off.

Check out the footage below.

And here is the full version:

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Incredible scenes.

Fans on Twitter reacted to the vocal Italian fans who were clearly pumped for a night of action.




Pre-match also saw Lorenzo Insigne unfortunately given the tallest mascot despite his small stature.

The diminutive Italian, who stands at 5ft and 3ins, put his arms around his mascot's neck as the camera panned down Napoli's side before kick-off.

Once the game kicked off, it was a tight affair with the 1-1 scoreline leaving the round of 16 tie even after the first leg.

Dries Mertens gave Gennaro Gattuso's side a shock lead in the first half after bending in a lovely effort past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Barcelona were toothless in the first half and failed to register a shot on target.

Quique Setien's side responded in the second half and were back level before the hour mark.

Nelson Semedo whipped a ball in for Antoine Griezmann to lash home and bring the sides level.

However, neither side managed to find a winner, and the La Liga giants were reduced to ten men following Arturo Vidal's sending off in the closing moments.

Who do you think will emerge as winner at the Nou Camp in three weeks time?

Sound off in the comments below.

Topics: Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Napoli, Dries Mertens, Champions League, Take a bow

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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