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Could Barcelona’s Champions League clash with Napoli be moved from Camp Nou?

UEFA do have a Plan B just in case

Napoli’s belgian striker Dries Mertens (R) fights for the... Photo by Salvatore Laporta/KONTROLAB/LightRocket via Getty Images

Barcelona are due to play Napoli at the Camp Nou on August 8 in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.

However, there are a few concerns about the match currently as Catalonia is suffering from a spike in coronavirus cases and has reintroduced lockdown measures in some areas.

UEFA board member Evelina Christillin has said Europe’s governing body do have a plan in place if the game does have to be moved.

“Guimaraes and Oporto have been prepared as Plan B for some time, and are options for other difficult situations too.”

“For the moment, the decision remains to play at Camp Nou. I don’t know what the deadline is, but I do know what Plan B is, so the decision will be made based on advice from the Spanish Government.”

Source | Radio Punto Nuovo

Quique Setien said back in June it would hurt his team playing the game at a neutral venue but admitted his team would have to accept the decision if it did happen.

“We will see what happens. It would harm us a little, having to play the Napoli game in a neutral venue when in the first leg they were at home.

“But if those end up being the circumstances, it is what it is. (We) accept it as no other option.”

Barcelona have a formidable home record in European competition and have not lost at the Camp Nou since all the way back in 2013, a 35-game run that Napoli will be well aware of ahead of the tie.

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