Barca to play Champions League match at Camp Nou
Published: 04:26 PM, 10 July 2020 Updated: 04:27 PM, 10 July 2020
FC Barcelona’s last-16 second leg tie of the Champions League against Napoli will go ahead at the Camp Nou as originally planned.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the competition was put on hold in March but will resume in August with Barcelona and Napoli currently level at 1-1 after the first leg in Italy.
"In accordance with the principle of sporting equity, and taking into account the current conditions (all clubs that have to play the return match of the round of 16 at home are currently playing the remaining matches of their national leagues in their own stadiums and it is possible to travel without restrictions for visiting teams), the UEFA Executive Committee has decided that the remaining return matches of the round of 16 of the Champions League and UEFA Europa League will be played in the stadiums of the designated home teams," UEFA said in a statement.
UEFA also confirmed that "all UEFA matches will be played behind closed doors until further notice."
However, it still hasn’t confirmed the exact time and date of the match. Final of this season is scheduled for August 23 in Lisbon. The quarterfinals of the competition will be played on August 12, 13, 14 and 15, while the semifinals will be played on August 18 and 19.