Barça-Naples in danger. The increase in recent weeks of those affected by coronaviruses in Barcelona has led UEFA to consider that the meeting between Barcelona and Naples will be played outside Catalonia. Match is scheduled to be played at the Camp Nou on August 8.
The body thoroughly analyzes the venues where the eighth Champions League matches will be held. Caution, caution and responsibility are the keys to the end of this strange season of European football. According to the “El Món de Rac1” program, UEFA has directly asked the Health Department of the Generalitat of Catalonia about the current situation in Barcelona. In recent weeks, the Catalan capital and its metropolitan area have seen an increase in the number of outbreaks due to COVID.
Extreme security measures
Today, the second leg match will be played as planned at the Camp Nou behind closed doors. The Catalan club has not received any communication in this regard and the Catalan health authorities consider that it is certain that the match will be played in Barcelona. However, everything can change. In the event that the match cannot be resolved at the Camp Nou, it will take place in Lisbon.
The European football organization carries out the same protocol for all eighth matches to avoid possible negative consequences. The rest of the matches will be played in Manchester, Turin and Munich. In the event that any of the matches cannot be played in the corresponding stadium, it would be played in Lisbon. The Portuguese capital will host the quarterfinals, semi-finals and the Champions League final.