UEFA has confirmed that Barcelona-Napoli will be carried out as planned at Camp Nou on August 8. ‘We are monitoring the situation’.
The Champions League resumes in 10 days and the growing number of infections in Spain has caused concern.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis said the match should be moved to Portugal or Germany, who are set to host the quarter-finals, semi-finals and Final of the Champions League and the Europa League respectively.
But UEFA has confirmed that the return legs remaining in the round of 16 should take place in the respective home stadiums and says that Napoli’s match against the Blaugrana should go as planned in Catalonia.
“We are monitoring the situation and we are in contact with the competent local authorities,” a statement released by UEFA read. “The game is scheduled to be played in Barcelona as planned.”
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