Barcelona confirm Champions League clash with Napoli will be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus outbreak

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Fc Barcelona has confirmed that the second-leg of their meeting with Napoli in the Champions League round of 16 will be played behind close doors in Camp Nou out of fear of the deadly Coronavirus, the Spanish club revealed this earlier today.

The Spanish side took this decision in order to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Spain after it has torn the Italian empire apart. In view of this, no supporters from either clubs will be allowed entry into Camp Nou.

Meanwhile, Futballnews.com had earlier reported that Italy has suspended Siera A games and other sporting events till April 3 to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country. This was made through an announcement by the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, 9 March.

Read here in case you missed it: Coronavirus: Italy Suspends Serie A, Other Sporting Events Until April 3

The virus started in a city in China called Wuhan in 2019. It has killed over two thousand people in China, the virus, unfortunately, found its way to Europe where it made Italy its sub-headquarters. After China, Italy is the second most affected country with the Coronavirus.

Barcelona giant will take on Napoli Fc later today for the return leg of their Champions League race. The first leg ended with a draw with the Italian giant club. The Catalonia giant will hope to revive themself to remain in the competition. Meanwhile, the last time Barcelona faced an Italian team was 2018 when AS Roma stopped Barcelona from moving to the finals.

Moreso, the match might be a little tricking because Barcelona goal-scoring machine, Lionel Messi has finally regained his goal-scoring fleek after had been on goal drought for a while. Both Napoli and Barcelona have equal chances of redeeming their Champions League race, there won’t be cheers from fans to motivate the two teams, their motivation will simply come from their desire to remain in the competition.

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