Barcelona against Napoli in the Champions League will be played behind closed doors over coronavirus fears.

The decision for the game on 18 March makes it the third last 16 tie to ban supporters, following the decision to play PSG vs Borussia Dortmund and Valencia vs Atalanta behind closed doors.

The call was made by Gerard Figueras, general secretary of sport, following a meeting between the club and Catalan government.

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“It is a decision that has been taken strictly for health reasons,” said the Catalan authorities.

The La Liga champions are favourites to advance after Antoine Griezmann’s away goal ensured a 1-1 aggregate score following the first leg in Naples.

Tottenham’s game with RB Leipzig tonight will go ahead with fans in attendance.

 

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