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Capello: Barcelona rely too much on Messi

Former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello was unimpressed by Barcelona for their 1-1 draw at Champions League opponents Napoli.

Capello commented on the team's lack of mobility and their dependence on Lionel Messi to pull a rabbit from a hat.

"Barça were very static," he said. "They were waiting for Messi to turn the light on."

Later, the former Milan and Real Madrid coach, among others, again went back to the influence of the Argentine on the Catalans: "Barcelona are tied to Messi's genius."

The Italian also praised Napoli's performances: "I like this Napoli because they play with a lot of humility. [Coach Genaro Gattuso] prepared the game really well, giving almost nothing away to the opponent."

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