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The president of Napoli jumped on UEFA because of the match with Barcelona 

The president of Napoli jumped on UEFA because of the match with Barcelona


Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis opposes the rematch of the Champions League round of 16 between the Italians and Barcelona de Spain. According to him, the match should be moved to Portugal or Germany, where the final stages of the two biggest UEFA tournaments will be played. The growing number of people infected with Covid-19 in Catalonia and at the European headquarters are considering whether it is reasonable to play the match there. `We hear doubts and worries coming from Spain. UEFA is indifferent. Nobody knows how to manage things, ` said De Laurentiis in his typical style.

`Once they have decided that the Champions League will be played in Portugal and the Europa League in Germany, I think we should play a rematch in one of these two countries. I do not understand why we should go to a city that has serious problems. `he added.

However, UEFA announced that for now they do not plan to change the venue. `The match is scheduled to be played in Barcelona. Nothing has changed, ` a spokesman for the European headquarters told Spanish Sport.

He added that UEFA is aware of the situation in the city, but sees no problem for the match to take place in front of empty stands. `We are monitoring the situation and are in constant contact with local authorities, ` the spokesman explained.

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