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Barça-Napoli could be played without fans

Published:3/03/2020 - 18:55h

Updated:3/03/2020 - 18:55h

Coronavirus has fully reached Spanish sport and could interfere in the return of the round of 16 between Naples and Barça. The Minister of Health recommends that the meeting be played behind closed doors due to the risk of contagion

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The Coronavirus has arrived to Spain and to the Spanish football and already are 150 cases of contagion of this virus that still does not have vaccine. Still it has not seen affected directly any sportive event in Spanish territory, but this goes to change próximamente. Italy is being the region of Europe that more this suffering this virus and the Series To already has seen as they have had to suspend several meetings by this reason.

Inter Of Milan, Atalanta and Naples will visit Spain in the weeks to come to play Champions League and Europe League and everything indicates that at least two of these three parties will play to enclosed door. The minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has announced that from the ministry recommend that the sportive events in which it have interested in zones of risk - like Italy - would have to contest without public.

"Those events of sportive competition professionals in which it expect a high presence of fans that come from of the zones of risk, the recommendation is that it celebrate to enclosed door. They go to celebrate these competitions, but to enclosed door", ensured. 'Sportive world' affirms that the Getafe-Inter and Valencia-Atalanta will play to enclosed door, whereas the Barça will have to see and meditar if also it adds to this recommendation.

Illa Wanted to explain this reasoning to leave clear that if in Italy are forbidding that there are agglomerations in some zones, in Spain would have to do the same. "Now there are zones of risk where do not have to concentrate people. It does not have felt that if there they can not concentrate bring them to concentrate here", signalled, referring to the parties of Champions and Europe League.

The Barça could suffer without his people in front of the Naples

Play a crash of these characteristics without people can be very hurtful for the Barcelona, that do not bring a result too holgado of the gone and need to win to the napolitanos in the Camp Nou. The stadium barcelonista is inexpugnable, but is not the same to play with more than 90.000 people shouting and encouraging that do it in silence, without environment and without the classical climate that lives in the big European nights.

Naples is not one of the cities affected by the Coronavirus, since the south of Italy is not having hardly affected in comparison north. Nevertheless, in front of a climate like this always is risked that the Italian fans live the meeting in direct in the Camp Nou. From the ministry of Health have it very clear and recommend that there is not public, but still there is not a decision taken.

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