Napoli lost to Spanish side fc Barcelona in a 2-1 action in the pre season as Ivan Rakitic fired home with 10minutes remaining on the clock to give Barcelona an advantage against Napoli.
Sergio Busquet scored Barcelona first goal but was almost imideately cancelled as Umtiti scores an own goal to cancel the lead.
Napoli’s chances had been better more regular but it was Barca who nicked the win when Rakitic hammered home his second goal of preseason from the edge of the box after a Ruiz shot had been deflected.
There was still time for Neto to make another save and Dembele to cause all sorts of problems with his pace, brought down once when clean through and just missing with two good chances, but there were no more goals.
Saturday’s game could be more competitive as both teams edge closer to the start of the new campaign. It represents Barcelona’s last friendly of the summer and will be Valverde’s last chance to try things out before the La Liga curtain-raiser against Athletic Bilbao next weekend.