Naples (dpa) – Due to the rising corona numbers in Barcelona, the SSC Naples has expressed serious concerns about the organization of the round of the 16th stage in the Champions League in Spain.
According to reports in the Italian media, the chairman of the Italian club of the first division, Aurelio De Laurentiis, proposed to better transfer the return match (first match 1-1) against FC Barcelona in their home stadium Camp Nou to Germany or Portugal.
“If you (UEFA) have decided that the Champions League will be in Portugal and the Europa League in Germany, then we can go to Portugal or Germany with round 16. I don’t understand why we have to stay in a city that has such big problems has “, said De Laurentiis. “It will be a great game, but I call, I speak, I ask: it is a great pity. I notice that there is a lot of confusion and fear in Spain and that UEFA is not deciding anything,” said De Laurentiis.
The Spanish sports newspaper “Marca” wrote, until now the game continues to be played at Camp Nou in Barcelona. At this time, there are no plans to move the meeting to a different location. UEFA said the situation was being monitored and was in contact with local authorities, Italian newspaper Il Mattino reported. The competition will take place in Barcelona as planned.