Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the FC Barcelona Champions League update. UEFA recently came with an update on the return of the Champions League tournament. At first, we were only making assumptions and expectations regarding the return dates. However, UEFA has pretty much ended all the doubts and has come up with the fixed dates, and venues for CL encounters. We are going to talk about the CL in general, as well as Barcelona’s CL fixtures specifically. We already know that we are going to face Napoli in Round of 16 second leg. The dates are out.
Barcelona is going to play Napoli on either 7th or 8th August. This is surely a heavily anticipated fixture. However, the venue is still not clear. UEFA has to still announce the venue for this fixture. It can be either Camp Nou or somewhere in Portugal. Porto or GuimaraesPorto or Guimaraes are also some likely venues where the fixtures can be played. However, we do not have to focus on that for now. Our major concern as a player or coach or within the Barca system, in general, is to focus on our game. We have to win every fixture.
FC BARCELONA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE UPDATE
It is now clear about when Barcelona is going to face the Italian side for the 2nd leg of Round of 16. However, the final update for the entire Champions League tournament is out as well. UEFA, alongside its executive committee, has decided that Quarter Final, Semi, and Final are all going to consist of one leg. This means that they are going to be a direct knockout. The venue for these games is going to be Lisbon, Portugal. These fixtures are going to be played in between 12-23 August.
Barcelona needs to do better in this competition. Let’s wait and see what happens.
Visca El Barca!