WATCH: Frenkie De Jong scores absolute screamer as FC Barcelona increase their advantage over Napoli in UEFA Europa League knockout tie

FC Barcelona secured a convincing 4-1 victory to secure their entry into the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League.

Frenkie De Jong scores

FC Barcelona have turned up for their second leg of the playoff tie to get an entry into the Europa League this season. The Blaugranas have demolished Napoli in their away fixture to get a 4-1 victory, on a night where the Spanish club showed their true potential in terms of footballing capacity.

Although there was a total of 5 goals scored throughout the entirety of an exciting encounter, the best goal of the night came from Barcelona’s midfielder, Frenkie De Jong. Barcelona started the game on the front foot and grabbed themselves a 1-0 lead inside the first 8 minutes of the match courtesy of a Jordi Alba goal.

Frenkie De Jong scored his first European goal for FC Barcelona

However, it was then the turn of the Dutch midfielder, to put his mark on the tie as he scored his first European goal for FC Barcelona and it turned out to be a thing of absolute beauty.

The goal came through a quick counterattack, which was launched by Ter Stegen. The German shot-stopper released the ball long and early and it fell perfectly for Ferran Torres down the middle and the Spaniard decided to try an outrageous backheel pass.

Frenkie De Jong
Frenkie De Jong let his curled shot fly from outside the penalty box

The pass fell perfectly for Frenkie De Jong, who carried the ball a few yards and then let fly, from outside the box to send in a sumptuous curled strike into the top left corner. The shot gave Alex Meret no chance to stop the goal and the Spanish giants got their well deserved 2-goal lead after 13 minutes.

Barcelona scored another two goals through Gerard Pique and Aubameyang after Lorenzo Insigne had pulled one back through the penalty for Napoli.

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