Barcelona have officially announced that next week’s Champions League clash against Napoli will be played behind closed doors at Camp Nou.
The match without supporters
The last 16 meetings of the second stage of Barcelona with Napoli in the Champions League will play behind closed doors. The Spanish club confirmed on Tuesday. In an attempt to curb the outbreak of coronavirus in Spain. None of the supporters of any of the clubs will be allowed to enter Camp Nou for a European match on March 18. Barcelona officials attended an emergency gathering with the Spanish ministries of health and sports. As well as the Catalan public health authority, on Tuesday and came to a unanimous decision regarding the proposed shutdown of fans for fittings. Last month, at the San Paolo Stadium, the team of Quique Setien tied 1-1 in the first stage. So will not benefit from home support when they try to reach the quarter-finals of the competition next week.
The story is fake news
It’s reported that Napoli is trying to achieve a transfer of return, but the club insists that “story is fake news” in a post on social networks. The club’s official statement said: Napoli denies reports claiming that the club asked to postpone the match against Barcelona. The story is fake news.”We support the resolutions of the Italian government and UEFA.”On Monday, all of Italy blocked, as the country continues to grow cases of coronavirus, which today is the most affected in Europe. In Italy, over 9 thousand people received a positive assessment of the disease, a total of 463 deaths recorded. While up to 16 million people in the northern region are already in quarantine.
Also the match of PSG – Dortmund will be played behind closed doors
Naples located on the south coast, but Spanish officials have been reluctant, to take risks. When it comes to the safety of everyone involved in a meeting between Barcelona and Napoli. The general secretary of the Generalitat de Catalunya sports club, Gerard Figueras, recommended that the game be played in an empty stadium. At the beginning of the week following the measures introduced to dismantle PSG’s Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund. The second-leg fixture at Parc des Princes will be played behind closed doors on Wednesday. More disruptions in the European football calendar expected in the coming weeks.
Serie A has suspended indefinitely, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte insists that public health should put above continuing sporting events.”That’s why we will take even tougher measures.”Elsewhere, the Swiss Super League has suspended until March 23. The Bundesliga and the Premier League are reportedly seeking to complete the remainder of the domestic season behind closed doors.