Cannavaro holds Napoli defender Amir Rrahmani responsible for Barcelona goal

Napoli legend Fabio Cannavaro, analyzing the Champions League draw as a pundit, criticized defender Amir Rrahmani for allowing the Barcelona goal.

Amir Rrahmani Responsible For Goal
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Napoli icon Fabio Cannavaro squarely attributes the Barcelona goal tonight to Amir Rrahmani, emphasizing the detrimental effect on the goalkeeper. The Ballon d’Or recipient and revered figure from Naples provided analysis as a pundit at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona for Amazon Prime Video Italia.

He delivered his assessment of the 1-1 draw, highlighting Victor Osimhen’s crucial equalizer, yet primarily focusing on the defensive lapses leading to Robert Lewandowski’s opening goal.

Cannavaro expressed strong disapproval, stating, “If a defender lets the ball go through his legs, the way Rrahmani did first and Di Lorenzo later, you are effectively killing your goalkeeper.”

He stressed the cardinal rule for defenders to prevent the ball from passing through their legs, emphasizing their primary duty to intercept such plays. Furthermore, Cannavaro acknowledged Lewandowski’s adeptness in seizing the opportunity, noting the limited scoring options available.

The return leg is scheduled for March 12 in Barcelona, albeit not at Camp Nou due to ongoing renovations; instead, it will take place at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.

Amir Rrahmani

Amir Rrahmani



Age: 30

192 cm

87 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 26 7 Missed
Minutes 2243 86.3 Avg
Goals 2 0.1 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 9 0.3 Avg
Passes 1914 73.686.9% AvgSucc
Yellow 4 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 6 times for 463 minutes for Champions League.

Amir Rrahmani  didn’t score any goal for Napoli. He procured no assists. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 9th in Champions League. In the last match Napoli drew 1-1 against FC Barcelona.

Napoli performance and stats


Manager: Francesco Calzona
Rank 8th
Win 13
Draw 10
Loss 10
Goals 50-41
Diff 9
Rank 2nd
Win 3
Draw 1
Loss 2
Goals 10-9
Diff 1

Napoli is currently 2nd in the Champions League with 10 points.

In the last 7 games, it has won 3 times, drawn twice, and lost twice. In its last match, Napoli drawn 1-1 against FC Barcelona.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 10 goals and conceding 9.​