Napoli vs Barcelona

Napoli vs Barcelona : Here’s your essential read ahead of the crunch Barcelona vs Napoli Live UEFA Champions League 2020 Free Online Soccer match – team news, TV channel, kick-off time

The quarterfinals, semifinals and final will all be played in the Portuguese city over the course of 11 days, making for a frenzied finish to the most prestigious club competition in the world.

Here’s everything you need to know about the return of the Champions League.
Before play was halted in mid-March due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Champions League had completed half of its Round of 16 ties. Four teams — Atalanta, PSG, RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid — booked their tickets into the quarterfinals ahead of the pause in play, while the other four Round of 16 ties had seen the first legs completed. The remaining second legs will be contested on Aug. 7 and 8 in their original venues.

Manchester City, Real Madrid, Lyon, Juventus, Napoli, Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich all still have the chance to join the already-qualified quartet in Lisbon.

City holds a 2-1 lead over Madrid heading into their Aug. 7 clash at the Eithad Stadium after Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne each scored late to secure the first-leg victory for Pep Guardiola’s men back in February. Lyon also holds a one-goal advantage ahead of the second leg, against Juventus in Turin.

Meanwhile, Barca and Napoli are deadlocked at 1-1 prior to their Aug. 8 encounter at Camp Nou, while Bayern holds a commanding 3-0 lead following Alphonso Davies’ breakout match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in late February.

The remaining second legs of the Round of 16 will take place Aug. 7 and 8 before the entire tournament moves to Portugal for the quarterfinals, semifinal and final starting Aug. 12 and ending Aug. 23.

UEFA Champions League 2020 will keep Indian football fans entertained with its upcoming quarter-final matches scheduled in Lisbon next month. And you can watch all the matches live on TV as well as live streaming online.

After the COVID-19 outbreak halted the UEFA Champions League mid-March, when the round of 16 ties were ongoing, the European competition is back to the fore with an enticing quarter-final draw that brings together the best of football teams from across the continent.

Four teams – Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig and Atalanta – have already reached the last eight and know their next opponent.

All you need to know About UEFA Champions League 2020 Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, New Rules

UEFA Champions League Schedule and kickoff timings till August 14

August 8 (Round of 16 – Second Leg)

Juventus vs Lyon 12:30 am, Indian Standard Time (IST)

Manchester City vs Real Madrid, 12:30 am IST

August 9 (Round of 16 – Second Leg)

Bayern Munich vs Chelsea 12:30 am, IST

Barcelona vs Napoli, 12:30 am IST

August 13 (Quarter-Final)

Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain, 12:30 am IST

August 14 (Quarter-Final)

RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid, 12:30 am, IST

Where to watch the UEFA Champions League live in India

Sony Network is the official broadcaster of the UEFA Champions League in India. These matches will be broadcast live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD on TV. Live streaming will be available on SonyLIV.

Updated UEFA Champions League rules

UEFA has announced that the second-leg ties of the remaining round of 16 matches have been scheduled to be held in stadiums of the home teams, provided travelling is permitted.

The quarter-finals and semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League will now be taking place as single-leg ties – one match instead of two legs (home and away).

From the quarter-final stage, all the Champions League matches will take place at two stadiums in Lisbon, Portugal – Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Estádio José Alvalade.

Barcelona are looking to temper their LaLiga disappointment with Champions League glory as they welcome Napoli this evening.

Barca fell away in the Spanish title race to lose out to Clasico rivals Real Madrid, with the club also facing divisions off the pitch with Lionel Messi clashing with Quique Setien’s staff during the run-in.

But Messi and Barca must put those problems to one side for now as they attempt to seal a spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Champions League’s resumption is how long periods without competitive games will affect teams. Bayern concluded the Bundesliga season in imperious form, of course, but that was way back in June.

They did at least manage to arrange a training-ground friendly against Marseille last weekend, and if the starting XI in that game is anything to go by then Joshua Kimmich will switch to right-back here, with Leon Goretzka and Thiago being paired in central midfield.

In contrast, Chelsea’s Premier League campaign ended almost a full month later than Bayern’s. However, any advantage is very unlikely to be important given the three-goal deficit Chelsea face from the first leg and the growing injury crisis at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro, Cesar Azpilicueta and Christian Pulisic are all out and with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, N’Golo Kante and Willian also doubtful, it could be that Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has to field some untested teenagers here.

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