BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
OFFICIAL: The Champions Barça-Napoli will played at the Camp Nou
Published:9/07/2020 - 20:38h
Updated:10/07/2020 - 13:11h
UEFA has announced important news for the Champions League this Thursday. Among other issues, the international body has made official that the round of 16 Barça-Napoli will be played behind closed doors at the Camp Nou
The crisis of the coronavirus had left a lot of questions in the air, but little by little, the UEFA goes them giving answer. After working beside the FIFA and his associated to reorganise the bustled final of the season 2019-20, has taken note of the return of the national championships, and now has to begin to define his calendar, that will restart officially with the turn of his tournaments in August.
The FC Barcelona-Napoli of the turn of eighth of final of the Champions League will contest in the Camp Nou, as well as the rest of commitments that remained slopes in the eliminatory of the competition crashes of the old continent, that will conserve his initial headquarters. The Europe League yes will suffer some changes, as it has specified in a communiqué that the organism has shared this Thursday.
Manchester City-Real Madrid, Juventus-Olympique of Lyon and Bayern of Munich-Chelsea will govern by this same criterion, and will contest in the Etihad Stadium, the Juventus Stadium and the Allianz Sand. The clashes will restart after the 1-1 registered in Saint Paolo, the adjusted 1-2 and 1-0 of Santiago Bernabéu and the Parc Olympique Lyonnais and the 0-3 of Stamford Bridge, the clearest result between these applicants.
In the writing has concretised that in the draw of the Friday will determine the dates (will be between the 7 and on 8 August) and that will celebrate to enclosed door. The organism rector affirms to have valued the situation beside the federations and the authorities of the respective countries, and that after his deliberation, will keep this measure until further notice and will inform when it touch of a total or partial lifting of the restrictions.
Precisely, UEFA clears that it reserves the right to modify the selection of stadiums if it considers it convenient, in the case that the adverse circumstances forced to a new review: "UEFA will follow monitoring the situation and reserves the right to reassign said parties to the headquarters of the final phase of the corresponding competition in case that they produce new events that make impossible to contest one or more split in the original headquarters".
After the eighth, the final phase moves to Lisbon
Finally, UEFA has remembered that after the dispute of these duels, the final phase of the Champions will move to Lisbon, where will complete the tournament with crosses to an only party. This Friday will deliver local and visitors on the paper by reasons of organisation and the possible meetings between the distinct champions of each round. Beside the winners of the previously mentioned duels, it will be necessary to have Athletic of Madrid, PSG, Atalanta and RB Leipzig, that already imposed in the crashes that yes could play in February and March.