Barcelona is looking to temper their LaLiga disappointment with Champions League glory as they welcome Napoli this evening. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Barca fell away in the Spanish title race to lose out to Clasico rivals Real Madrid. The club also facing divisions off the pitch with Lionel Messi clashing with Quique Setien’s staff during the run-in.
But Messi and Barca must put those problems to one side for now. They attempt to seal a spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Barca has not lifted the European Cup since 2015. Time is running out for 33-year-old Messi to claim the famous trophy again.
The Blaugrana have the edge in the tie given their away goal from a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Everything is still to play for at Camp Nou.
Date, time and venue:
Barcelona vs Napoli is scheduled for an 8 pm BST kick-off on Saturday, August 8, 2020. The match will be played behind closed doors at Camp Nou. No fans are present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch:
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2. The coverage starting from 7:30 pm.
BT Sports supporters will have the option to stream the match online through the video player and the BT Sport application.
Barca will be without the suspended Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal. They are boosted by the return of Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong and French forwards Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann.
Napoli meanwhile is sweating on the fitness of forwarding Lorenzo Insigne.He hurt a thigh muscle in his team’s last game of the season as they came seventh in Serie A, their worst domestic finish since 2009.
Prediction: Barcelona 1-0 Napoli (2-1 on aggregate)
Barca has thrown away numerous second-leg ties in recent years. Setien’s job depends on going all the way this year.
Head to head (h2h) history and results:
The two sides have only met once previously in Uefa competitions – in the first leg of this last-16 tie in Naples. Antoine Griezmann sealed a draw with an away goal after Dries Mertens opened the scoring for Napoli.
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