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Barcelona vs Naples: the club president raises concerns about the Champions League match

by archysport

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has raised concerns about his club traveling to face Barcelona in the Champions League in a recent spike in coronavirus cases in Spain.

“I feel a lot of perplexity and fear that come from Spain and are acting as if nothing was wrong,” said De Laurentiis. “What does it take to say: ‘Don’t go to Barcelona, ​​but rather go to Portugal, Germany or Geneva?”‘

The Barcelona-Naples match is scheduled for 8 August. The first leg of the round-of-16 match ended 1-1 in Naples in February. The winner will move on to the quarterfinals in Lisbon, Portugal. The second stop was originally scheduled for March 18 before being postponed following the coronavirus block.


“If they have decided to play in the Champions League in Portugal and in the Europa League in Germany, I think we can go to Portugal or Germany for round 16,” said De Laurentiis. “I don’t understand why he should stay in a city that has a really critical situation.”

Players from the Spanish clubs Sevilla, Real Madrid and Zaragoza have recently shown positive results for COVID-19.

Real Madrid will play Manchester City on 7 August in the Champions League, while Sevilla will face Roma in the Europa League next Thursday in Duisburg, Germany.

AP

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