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UEFA could move Barca-Napoli return leg to Portugal

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UEFA is considering a change of venue for the Barcelona-Napoli Champions League return-leg scheduled for the 8th of August.

Barcelona and Napoli are yet to conclude their Champions League return leg scheduled to host at the Camp Nou.

This year’s edition is already taking a different turn with games from the quarter-finals all taking place in Portugal with return-legs scrapped as well.

However, UEFA already directed that those yet to play their round of 16 return-legs would be allowed to do so in the usual venues.

But the situation in Catalonia means there could be an exception for the Barcelona-Napoli Champions League clash. Over the past few weeks, a spike in the number of coronavirus cases has seen safety measures on the increase once again.

Portuguese outlet O Jogo claims both Porto and Guimaraes have made their stadiums available to host the two teams in Portugal, but highlight that the Blaugrana push to play their Champions League game at Camp Nou.

UEFA has asked for guarantees from the Spanish Department of Health, given the difficult situation in Catalonia due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The return leg has been scheduled for Catalonia on August 8, but the report suggests the location could still change and a decision will be made by this weekend.

Barcelona have all to play for in the Champions League and would no doubt push for the game to be played at Nou Camp regardless.