Barcelona v Napoli LIVE commentary: Champions League action as Messi and co look to reach quarter-finals

Barcelona v Napoli LIVE commentary: Champions League action as Messi and co look to reach quarter-finals

Barcelona take on Napoli tonight with their Champions League Round of 16 tie finely poised.

Back on February 25, the two European heavyweights played out a 1-1 draw in Italy with Antoine Griezmann canceling out Dries Mertens’ opener.

Antoine Griezmann bagged a key away goal for Barcelona against Napoli

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Antoine Griezmann bagged a key away goal for Barcelona against Napoli

ROAD TO LISBON 


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Now nearly five months on, they’ll finish their clash with both eager to reach the quarter-finals.

Once the Round of 16 is done this weekend, the remaining team will head off to Portugal for a quick-fire fortnight of action to decide who will win the UCL this season.

Barcelona and Napoli will both be confident of going all the way if they can reach Lisbon later this month.

talkSPORT will be in Spain for all the action from this intriguing tie.

Barcelona v Napoli: How to listen

The Round of 16 tie will get underway at 8pm on Saturday, August 8.

Full coverage from the Nou Camp will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage starting at 7pm before commentary from Joe Shennan and Paul Parker.

Fans will have the option to listen to the game with or without crowd noise, so you can choose whichever way suits you best.

Listen to talkSPORT 2 commentary with crowd noise

Listen to talkSPORT 2 commentary without crowd noise (available from kick-off time)

Here’s the other ways you can listen to our exclusive radio coverage…

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Radio

talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV

Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels:

Sky: Channel 0108

Virgin Media: Channel 927

Freeview: Channel 723

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Barcelona v Napoli: Team news

Barcelona have several problems to contend with as Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal are suspended.

Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti are out injured while there are doubts over Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Ronald Araujo.

Lionel Messi is one yellow card away from missing the quarter-finals should Barca make it.


For Napoli, captain Lorenzo Insigne is a major doubt.

Kostas Manolas is out with a rib problem while Nikola Maksimovic could miss out due to an ankle issue.

Barcelona will need star man Lionel Messi to be on song if they are to reach the Champions League quarter-finals

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Barcelona will need star man Lionel Messi to be on song if they are to reach the Champions League quarter-finals

Barcelona v Napoli: What awaits these two?

The Champions League draw was made on July 10 and set out the rest of the tournament which will be held in Lisbon.

Round of 16 second legs

  • Juventus (0) vs (1) Lyon – August 7, Juventus Stadium – LIVE on talkSPORT 2
  • Man City (2) vs (1) Real Madrid – August 7, Etihad Stadium
  • Barcelona (1) vs (1) Napoli – August 8, Nou Camp – LIVE on talkSPORT 2
  • Bayern Munich (3) vs (0) Chelsea – August 8, Allianz Arena – LIVE on talkSPORT

Quarter-finals

  • Atalanta v Paris St-Germain – August 12, Estadio da Luz – LIVE on talkSPORT 2
  • RB Leipzig v Atletico Madrid – August 13, Estadio Jose Alvalade – LIVE on talkSPORT 2
  • Napoli or Barcelona v Chelsea or Bayern Munich – August 14, Estadio da Luz
  • Real Madrid or Manchester City v Lyon or Juventus – August 15, Estadio Jose Alvalade

Semi-finals

  • Man City/Real Madrid or Juventus/Lyon vs Barcelona/Napoli or Bayern Munich/Chelsea – August 18, Estadio da Luz
  • RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid vs Atalanta or Paris Saint-Germain – August 19, Estadio Jose Alvalade

Final

  • August 23, Estadio da Luz

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