Barcelona salvaged a point in their Europa League last-32 first-leg tie against Napoli at the Nou Camp thanks to a penalty from Ferran Torres.
The Spanish giants, making their first appearance in this competition in nearly 18 years, fell behind in the first half when Piotr Zielinski drove in.
However, VAR awarded Barcelona a penalty in the second half after Adama Traore’s cross struck Juan Jesus’ hand.
Torres took a step forward to send goalkeeper Alex Meret the wrong way.
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The goal will have come as a huge relief to the former Manchester City striker, who had previously missed a big chance when the game was scoreless, firing over when well placed inside the box.
However, he also had a good chance to win the game for Barcelona late in the game, but he again shot over the bar.
Former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a quiet game in his first start for Barcelona and his first competitive start since December 2nd.
Xavi’s side, who are in the Europa League after failing to advance from their Champions League group, were the better side after Torres’ 59th-minute equalizer but were unable to find a winner despite late pressure.
On Thursday, February 24, the two teams will meet again in Italy for the second leg.