Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis warns he will ‘unleash Hell’ if his players or staff catch COVID-19 in the Champions League trip to Barcelona.
While the virus is relatively contained now in Italy, it is spiking again in Spain, above all in the Catalunya region.
Nonetheless, UEFA continue to assure there’s no need to move the Round of 16 second leg tie from Camp Nou on August 8.
“I hope, for the good of everyone, that nothing happens in Barcelona, otherwise I will unleash Hell,” De Laurentiis told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We’ve talked to UEFA about it, but they’re doing like the old cliché, they don’t see, don’t hear and don’t speak…”
The first leg at the Stadio San Paolo ended 1-1 in February, but the return was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis spreading all over Europe.
The decider will be played behind closed doors, then the Champions League has been moved to neutral turf in Lisbon for a Final Eight knockout tournament.
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