This Barcelona generation of fans enter entirely unknown territory on Thursday night as the club play in the Europa League for the first time since 2004. They'll meet with a Napoli side completely use to this part of the world, however, with them playing in eight of them over the past decade including losing to Granada in the round of 16 last season.
In 2021/22 though, the two are in entirely contrasting positions with Napoli challenging for the title during a period where Serie A is the most competitive league in Europe once more with all over leagues, like La Liga, having one standout figure.
In this time, Dries Mertens is boasting his best goalscoring ratio for the club since the mid-2010s as he now has seven league goals in 19 games. During this period too, Barcelona just can't find any consistency as they drew 2-2 with 13th-placed Espanyol not long after beating Atletico Madrid 4-2.
Off the back of Napoli's impressive 1-1 draw with champions and title favourites, Inter Milan, we're backing Mertens to score first and either Napoli to win 2-0 or 2-1.