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FC Barcelona News: 9 August 2020; Barca set up Bayern tie, Messi injury fears played down

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

FC Barcelona v SSC Napoli - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona star Messi will need treatment but not in danger for Bayern clash - Setien | Goal

Quique Setien dismissed concerns over Lionel Messi’s fitness after beating Napoli: “He took a strong hit, but he looks okay. It’ll need treatment but I don’t think it’ll be a problem.”

Barcelona seal 13th consecutive Champions League quarter-final spot | Football Espana

Barcelona’s win over Napoli means the Catalans are into the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the 13th season in a row.

False alarm: Messi’s knock not serious and he will be fine for Bayern Munich | Marca

Lionel Messi took a hefty knock against Napoli in the first half, but the injury is not thought to be serious and he will be fine to face Bayern in the quarter-finals.

Setien hails Barcelona’s resolve in Napoli win | Football Espana

Barcelona manager Quique Setien praised his side after their victory. He admitted Napoli caused problems but added: “the team played well and deserved the victory.”

Gattuso: ‘Napoli could’ve really hurt Barca’ | Football Italia

Gattuso felt his side missed a good chance to beat Barca. He said: “We played as a team, but the biggest regret is that we fell asleep for half-an-hour and gifted the tie to Barca.”

Mertens: ‘Napoli forgot what to do’ | Football Italia

Dries Mertens was also full of regrets after the defeat at the Camp Nou. He added: “We did well in the first 10 minutes, then just gifted them the game.”

Lenglet and De Jong shine and Monchu debuts at the end | Mundo Deportivo

Clement Lenglet and Frenkie de Jong both shone in the win over Napoli, while there was also a surprise late on when Barcelona B captain Monchu made his debut.

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