England League Cup

Barcelona draws 1-1 at Napoli in Champions League 1st leg

NAPLES, Italy (AP) On a night when Lionel Messi was expected to put on a show in the stadium that was once Diego Maradona’s, the Barcelona forward did relatively little in a 1-1 draw at Napoli in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday.

Dries Mertens tied Napoli’s all-time scoring record by curling in a first-half shot and Antoine Griezmann equalized for Barcelona near the hour mark after being set up nicely by Nélson Semedo for the visitors' only shot on target.

Mertens matched former Napoli captain Marek Hamšík with 121 goals in all competitions for the club -- six more than Maradona.

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