Barcelona vs Napoli LIVE! Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Barcelona vs Napoli LIVE! Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Barcelona vs Napoli LIVE!

Barcelona reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in four years after a 3-1 win over Napoli in their last-16 second leg gave them a 4-2 aggregate victory on Tuesday.

In a highly entertaining game, Barcelona set the early pace to take a 2-0 lead but Napoli pulled a goal back to set up an exciting second half before Robert Lewandowski scored a killer third goal for the hosts.

Fermin Lopez opened the scoring for the home side after 15 minutes and two minutes later Joao Cancelo doubled their lead. Barcelona looked well on the way to a decisive win before Napoli got on the scoresheet through Amir Rrahmani after 30 minutes.

Both sides had chances after the break but with seven minutes left Barca found a much-needed third goal when Lewandowski slotted home a clever pass from Sergi Roberto.

Barcelona vs Napoli highlights

  • GOAL! Fermin puts Barcelona ahead early on

  • GOAL! Joao Cancelo buries quickfire second

  • GOAL! Rrahmani cuts the deficit

  • GOAL! Lewandowski surely seals tie for Barcelona

Champions League night not done yet

22:10 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal and Porto are into extra-time in their last-16 tie...

Follow that live here!

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Sergi Roberto reacts

22:08 , Marc Mayo

“An incredible night, it’s been four years away from being where this club should be. Very happy.

“Let's enjoy this moment. The fans have been with us and that is very important.

“The Camp Nou is very different but we need this atmosphere in every game. Thank you to the fans. We started well and in the end a good result and very happy.

“I think that in Naples we already had a great first half. We needed to finish with goals like today. It is normal that a team like Napoli can score against you.

"I could have scored but the play went perfectly. I saw that Robert [Lewandowski] was alone at the penalty spot and I’m happy to assist him.”

Watch Robert Lewandowski's goal to make it 3-1

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Proper old-school Barcelona football.

Full time!

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Barcelona are into the quarter-finals of the Champions League!

Barcelona 3-1 Napoli (4-2 agg.) | 90+2 mins

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Kvicha Kvaratskhelia again goes close!

Oriol Romeu with a terrible pass in his own box and the Georgian drills a shot wide.

Off he comes, Cyril Ngonge the next Napoli sub.

Barcelona 3-1 Napoli (4-2 agg.) | 90 mins

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Four added minutes.

Barcelona 3-1 Napoli (4-2 agg.) | 89 mins

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Mathias Olivera denied a vital response for Napoli as his shot clangs the woodwork from close range.

Barcelona 3-1 Napoli (4-2 agg.) | 86 mins

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Barcelona’s tails are up now, with a free-kick headed out for a corner.

Napoli look like they’re finished in the Champions League for another year...

GGGOOOAALLLL!!!! Barcelona 3-1 Napoli | Lewandowski, 83'

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Delicious football as Ilkay Gundogan rolls Sergi Roberto into the box and he unselfishly finds Lewandowski to tap home!

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 81 mins

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Raphinha off for Joao Felix as Barcelona make their third change.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 80 mins

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Napoli HAVE to score through Jesper Lindstrom.

Lovely ball clipped in from the left and the Dane tries to guide it into the bottom corner... and it goes an inch wide.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 78 mins

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Another decent chance for Barcelona!

Ilkay Gundogan tees the teenager up to wrap his left foot around the ball in space, yet he places it wide.

Giacomo Raspadori on for Hamed Traore in Napoli’s next change.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 77 mins

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Raphinha has also reappeared in this match, drilling a powerful shot straight at Alex Meret which the keeper needs two goes at to gather.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 75 mins

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That spell of chances from the Blaugrana has boosted the home crowd’s confidence a touch, has the Napoli surge come and gone?

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 73 mins

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Lamine Yamal has popped up a few times in the last ten minutes and arrives at the far post to pick up Ilkay Gundogan’s neat turn and pass.

He drills a low shot-cross that drifts out of play.

Gundogan then tries to catch Alex Meret off guard and Barcelona win a corner.


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A Barcelona corner is redirected goalwards at the far post but Lamine Yamal is offside as a shot is turned home.

The flag goes straight up and VAR will have a look. Confirmed.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 67 mins

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Mathias Olivera booked for arriving second to a challenge with Lamine Yamal.

A chance for Barcelona to load the box in a quiet half down that end of the pitch.

Raphinha hits the target, saved at the near post.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 64 mins

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More chaos in the Barcelona box, Matteo Politano floats in a cross which Pau Cubarsi sends upwards... but not clear.

Osimhen finds Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa for a blocked shot.

The defence survives though and Hamed Traore picks up a booking for a late lunge.

Two Napoli changes now, Mario Rui off for Mathias Olivera at left-back and Jesper Lindstrom replaces Politano.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 60 mins

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No surprise to see Xavi reach for his bench.

Fermin Lopez departs for Sergi Roberto and a bit of defensive solidity in the middle of the park.

Good goal from Fermin earlier on, but he’s faded.

Oriel Romeu also on, for the booked Andreas Christensen.

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Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 58 mins

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Napoli are looking increasingly threatening, with a couple of crosses missing their targets by inches.

Barcelona then give it away and a cross into the box is deflected weakly, and very nearly lands for Victor Osimhen to poach.

This could be a long half for the Blaugrana...

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 55 mins

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First opportunity for the half for the Catalans as Joao Cancelo jinks past a challenge in the box.

He has to leather it but opts to pass and Raphinha’s shot is straight at Alex Meret. It’s only parried, then hooked clear.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 53 mins

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A chance for Barcelona to calm things down with a spell of possession, after a minor Victor Osimhen penalty appeal is waved away.

But the hosts give it away and Matteo Politano wins a free-kick for the slightest of touches from behind by Joao Cancelo.

Swung in, easily held by the keeper.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 50 mins

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More danger in the Barcelona box as Matteo Politano drifts inwards and has a shot blocked, before Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s header nearly picks out Victor Osimhen.

Napoli the better team as the second half progresses.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 48 mins

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Kvicha Kvaratskhelia swings a shot towards the far post from 20 yards out... and the keeper was worried! Just wide.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 47 mins

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No changes at the break and Napoli once again looking to control possession.


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Barcelona with a slim lead as the second half begins.

Elsewhere in the Champions League


It could be a long night in north London...

Arsenal have levelled their tie with Porto, courtesy of Leandro Trossard’s strike. Neither side has been able to fully grab the impetus so expect extra-time and maybe penalties.

Barcelona sparkle then fizzle

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This has been a prime showcase of why Barcelona are not yet the finished product.

Fermin Lopez and Joao Cancelo took advantage of slack defending to swing the pendulum right in their favour inside the first 20 minutes but they haven’t controlled the game at all since then.

It’s been far too open for Xavi’s liking and Napoli go into the break just a goal down, after Amir Rrahmani’s strike.

This one is wide open.



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The free-kick is cleared and that’s the break in Barcelona!

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 45+4 mins

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Yellow card for Juan Jesus as he flings a leg towards Ilkay Gundogan and takes the man, but not the ball.

Raphinha then wins a late Barcelona corner.

A proper goalmouth scramble sees Andreas Christensen’s effort blocked before Hamed Traore’s foul, which will be the last action of the half...

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 45+1 mins

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Three added minutes commence with a Barcelona corner.

Cleared well and Napoli win a throw by the halfway line.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 45 mins

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Lamine Yamal earns a yellow card for a late one on Mario Rui. He joins Andreas Christensen in the book, after the Dane crunched a late tackle earlier.

The free-kick finds Victor Osimhen at the back post but his knockdown header is mopped up.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 42 mins

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Whistles around the ground as Napoli probe with some possession in the Barcelona half.

They’ve held more of the ball than their hosts so far... and nearly create an opening but for a dodgy touch by Hamed Traore in the box.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 39 mins

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Neither teams’ midfields have shown much interest in dropping back to protect the swathes of space in front of each defence.

It’s meant for a free-flowing, attacking game with both sides able to get the ball forward quickly into open passing channels.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 36 mins

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Napoli continue to press forward now with Giovanni Di Lorenzo arriving from right-back to head goalwards, and force a good save by Marc-Andre ter Stegen!

The corner ends with a shot ballooned over from range.

Watch Napoli halve the deficit

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The 30-year-old defender’s first Champions League goal!

In fact, he’s the first-ever Kosovan to score in the competition.

Barcelona 2-1 Napoli (3-2 agg.) | 32 mins

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Minor worry for Barcelona too as Ronald Araujo picks up a cut to his head - he departs momentarily for some bandaging.

Well, Napoli had responded fairly confidently and for the first time tonight have produced some end product, and gained an instant reward!

Up the other end, the ball nearly drops for Robert Lewandowski as Raphinha continues to threaten for Barcelona.

GGGGOOOOAAALLLL!!! Barcelona 2-1 Napoli | Rrahmani, 30'

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Napoli venture down the right flank and cut a cross back to Amir Rrahmani, who has time and space to slot home!

A striker’s finish from the defender.

Barcelona 2-0 Napoli (3-1 agg.) | 28 mins

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Stat coming from the MisterChip account: the gap of 121 seconds is the shortest-ever between two Barcelona goals in a Champions League knockout game.

Absolutely no idea what the previous record was..!

Barcelona 2-0 Napoli (3-1 agg.) | 24 mins

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Napoli are keeping the ball well and look nifty in pressing Barcelona high up the pitch, it’s clear they are essentially trying to out-score their hosts tonight.

A cross is well held by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Watch Fermin Lopez fire Barcelona ahead

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You simply cannot give a player at this level that much time and space in the box.

Barcelona 2-0 Napoli (3-1 agg.) | 19 mins

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Well, how do Napoli respond to that?

Victor Osimhen forces a decent save but he’s offside, and there’s now a delay due to an injury for Stanislav Lobotka.

GGGGOOOOAAALLLL!!! Barcelona 2-0 Napoli | Cancelo, 17'

20:17 , Marc Mayo


Napoli miles off the pace as Barcelona break down the left wing again.

Raphinha drills a shot against the inside of the post and it falls for Joao Cancelo to bury the rebound!

GGGGOOOAAALLLL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Napoli | Fermin, 15'

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Joao Cancelo and Raphina link up well down the left with acres of space for the Brazilian to cross from.

Robert Lewandowski draws the defenders before his dummy allows Fermin Lopez to slot home!

Barcelona 0-0 Napoli (1-1 agg.) | 14 mins

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Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa drills a shot into a crowd and it very nearly falls for Victor Osimhen, who had peeled off intelligently in the box.

Barcelona scramble the ball partly clear before winning a foul.

Barcelona 0-0 Napoli (1-1 agg.) | 12 mins

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Barcelona steal possession to spark a counter but Ilkay Gundogan puts his foot on the ball to calm things down.

The hosts have had a minority of the ball so far and keep hold of it, before a quick lob over the top spots Fermin Lopez’s run...

He spots the keeper off his line and goes for the chip, but it’s over!

Barcelona 0-0 Napoli (1-1 agg.) | 9 mins

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Pau Cubarsi has already delivered a couple of steely interventions in the Barcelona backline.

They sure do like to introduce them young here.

Speaking of which, Fermin Lopez drills a shot from range - but it’s wide.


Barcelona 0-0 Napoli (1-1 agg.) | 7 mins

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Victor Osimhen through on goal but offside as Napoli get a foot on the ball. He shoots straight at the keeper anyway.

Barcelona 0-0 Napoli (1-1 agg.) | 4 mins

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Lamine Yamal is the next to threaten for Barcelona and he drifts inside to pick a pass towards Raphinha...

The Brazilian bafflingly dummies it for a runner in behind but it’s not really meant for that, and the defender drops back to clear.

Early promise for the hosts.

Barcelona 0-0 Napoli (1-1 agg.) | 2 mins

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Raphinha goes on a sparky run down the left flank to lift the volume a notch higher but his rabona cross is too high for Robert Lewandowski.

Lamine Yamal shoots over from range.

Barcelona vs Napoli | Kick-off!

20:00 , Marc Mayo

We are underway in north-eastern Spain!

Barcelona and Napoli level at 1-1 on aggregate.

Man in the middle

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Dutch referee Danny Makkelie is in charge of tonight’s game.

He completes the final pre-match ceremonies with the captains after a far dose of jeering from Barcelona fans for the Champions League anthem.

Not sure many fans give UEFA much love these days..!

Here come the players!

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The Olympic Stadium in Barcelona is packed to the rafters as

Home fans are waving their Blaugrana flags as Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Giovanni Di Lorenzo lead out the teams.

Time to get that anthem booted up!

Not long to go now...

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Barcelona vs Napoli is fast approaching.

This is the third time these teams have met in European knockouts, with each tie finishing 1-1 in the first leg.

On the last two occasions, Barcelona went on to win the second leg... will history repeat itself tonight?

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Barcelona sporting director Deco speaks ahead of kick-off

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"Football has no age. It's good to know that there is quality at home with young players but the responsibility is everyone's responsibility.

“You have to have fun and try to play well, but it is a game of responsibility.

"We are focused on the day to day. It is important to think about today's game and not about possible signings.

"We never wanted Xavi to leave, he made the decision. It's not the time to talk about this. As he himself said yesterday, the most important thing is the team and today's game."

Elsewhere in the Champions League

19:44 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona vs Napoli is not the only Champions League tie to be settled tonight.

Arsenal host Porto with the English side a goal down in their last-16 tie.

Four clubs are already in the hat for the quarter-finals; Man City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and PSG.

The draw for the rest of the competition, including the semi-finals, takes place on Friday.

Neapolitan invasion in Barcelona


There has been talk of a ‘Neapolitan invasion’ in the city of Barcelona tonight.

Officially speaking, there were only 2,600 tickets available in the away end but it is estimated that over 60,000 Italians live in the region - 17,000 of which hail from Naples.

That has led to fears of a repeat of the Europa League game which saw Eintracht Frankfurt fans take over the Camp Nou a couple of years back…

Xavi speaks to Spanish TV ahead of the game


"We will try to be more effective than in the first leg. We were better than them and we didn't know how to take advantage of it.

"Fermin Torres and Raphinha can give us different things. They both can shoot from outside the box. We lack high-calibre midfielders but they can give us that threat from deep.

“We need to have control of the game.

"Pau Cubarsi has earned it. He is secure and powerful despite his 17 years. That's why he plays."

Barcelona vs Napoli | Countdown to kick-off


Just 30 minutes to go until kick-off! Let’s check in with the Barcelona boss...


Barcelona kids tipped to shine


Napoli have been warned over Barcelona’s young stars.

Pau Cubarsi, Fermin Torres and Lamine Yamal all start tonight and Keita Balde, the Espanyol winger who broke out in Italy with Lazio after a spell at La Masia, has given his lowdown of their talents.

He told Sky Italia: “ I honestly think that those from the youth team can play more freely for Barcelona.

“Because the responsibility falls on others, like Xavi or Robert Lewandowski.

“I like Yamal a lot, he and the others will be able to demonstrate their talent at this level and they are already doing so.”

Victor Osimhen out to break a record

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With his goal in the first leg, Victor Osimhen moved his Champions League tally to nine.

One more tonight and he’ll become Nigeria’s record goalscorer in the competition.

Can you guess who he shares that crown with currently?

That’s right, Obafemi Martins! The former striker netted all of his Champions League goals for Inter Milan but also played for Wolfsburg and Rubin Kazan.


Napoli make two changes

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Piotr Zielinski, as expected, is the man replaced tonight as he is ineligible for the Champions League. In comes Hamed Traore to take his spot.

And in defence Leo Ostigard is replaced by Amir Rrahmani, who was rested last time out.

Mario Rui also keeps his spot at left-back ahead of Mathias Olivera.

Three changes for Barcelona

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Ronald Araujo returns from a domestic suspension to replace Inigo Martinez at the back, as Xavi keeps faith in 17-year-old defender Pau Cubarsi.

Joao Felix and Marc Guiu drop out for Robert Lewandowski and Fermin Torres.

How Napoli line up

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Napoli XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Jesus, Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Traore; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

Subs: Contini, Ngonge, Raspadori, Lindstrom, Natan, Ostigard, Olivera, Mazzocchi, Cajuste, Simeone, Gollini

How Barcelona line up

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Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Cubarsi, Araujo, Cancelo; Gundogan, Christensen, Fermin; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Yamal

Subs: Martinez, Joao Felix, Romeu, Roque, Sergi Roberto, Astralaga, Casado, Unai, Giui, Fort

Team news up next

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We’ll have the starting line-ups with you as soon as they land...

Rewind: Victor Osimhen levels the tie


A superb spin and finish made it 1-1 in the first leg down in Campania, setting up tonight’s game perfectly.

Match odds

18:36 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona to qualify: 4/5

Napoli to qualify: 3/1

Odds via Bet365 (subject to change).

Barcelona vs Napoli | Countdown to kick-off

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We’re expecting team news in the next half an hour, with 90 minutes until kick-off in Spain.

The atmosphere is building outside the ground with hundreds of fans out to greet the team buses!

Head-to-head record

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The Neapolitans were knocked out by the Catalans in the 2019-20 Champions League last-16 and the 2021-22 Europa League knockout play-off round, and on each occasion the first leg finished 1-1.

Just like it did ahead of tonight’s game...

Barcelona wins: 2

Napoli wins: 0

Draws: 3

Tonight's destination

18:11 , Marc Mayo

With the Camp Nou rebuild ongoing, Barcelona once again play across the city at the charming Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys tonight.

The venue for the 1992 Olympics, the team will also play here next season amid the £750m redevelopment of their home ground.

Barcelona vs Napoli | Score prediction


Neither team is expected to threaten to win this trophy, so a run to the quarter-finals would be more or less job done for both.

Barcelona’s home advantage could prove key but a number of damaging injuries open the door to Napoli, who perhaps just lack the killer edge to upset the local fans.

Barcelona to win, 1-0.

How the visitors could set out tonight


Predicted Napoli XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Jesus, Olivera; Anguissa, Lobotka, Traore; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

Ineligible: Zielinski

Early Napoli team news


Napoli boss Francesco Calzona went with a strong line-up in the draw with Torino but should call upon Hamed Traore to return to his midfield. Piotr Zielinski is ineligible.

Leo Ostigard and Amir Rrahmani are competing to start in defence as the latter eyes a return to full fitness.

Jens Cajuste and Cyril Ngonge return after recent lay-offs.

How we reckon the Blaugrana will line up


Predicted Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Cubarsi, Araujo, Cancelo; Gundogan, Christensen, Fermin; Yamal, Lewandowski, Joao Félix

Injuries: Marcos Alonso, Ferran Torres, Gavi, Balde Pedri, De Jong

Early Barcelona team news

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Marcos Alonso (back) and Ferran Torres (thigh) have both failed to recover in time after they missed the weekend win over Mallorca.

Raphinha has been named in the squad though after he was taken off with a knock. Pedri (thigh), Frenkie de Jong (ankle), Gavi (knee) and Alejandro Balde (hamstring) have all been ruled out.

Xavi will bring Robert Lewandowski back into his attack after being rested while Ronald Araujo will play having served a domestic suspension.

Where to watch Barcelona vs Napoli

17:30 , Marc Mayo

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on TNT Sports 2, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Discovery+ app and website.

Barcelona vs Napoli LIVE!

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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of Barcelona vs Napoli!

The Spanish giants welcome the reigning Italian champions to Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys for tonight’s last-16 second leg, which kicks off at 8pm GMT.

The game is perfectly set up after a 1-1 draw in Naples. Robert Lewandowski’s second-half opener was cancelled out by Victor Osimhen to give both teams something to cling onto.

Remember, this tie must be finished tonight with extra-time and penalties on the cards if we finish level on aggregate... and no away goals to boot.

Join us for all the build-up, team news, match action and reaction!