Wednesday August 5 2020
Barcelona-Napoli all-clear despite COVID spike

The local government insists the Champions League encounter between Barcelona and Napoli can go ahead at Camp Nou, despite spiking coronavirus rates.

The second leg of this Round of 16 tie is set to be played on Saturday evening, after the first leg ended 1-1 in Naples back in February.

“It is able to be played as scheduled,” Argimon told Catalan radio station RAC1, as reported via Football Espana.

“The situation this week is better than it was last week. The match can go ahead as it will be behind closed doors and we are following UEFA’s protocols, which are very strict. There will be a limit of 350 people in the stadium.”

However, today’s figures from Spain are frankly concerning, with 1,772 new positive cases in the country.

In Madrid, the number of new cases has doubled since yesterday, going from 256 to 481.

In Catalunya, the situation is even worse, with 955 new infections compared to yesterday’s 622.

Italy registered 384 new positive cases over the last 24 hours.

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