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Napoli vs Barcelona commentary: LIVE Champions League coverage as Lionel Messi and co eye win in Italy

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Feb. 25, 2020

Napoli host Barcelona in the first-leg of their Champions league Round of 16 clash tonight.
The Serie A giants finished a point behind Liverpool in Group E and now face the daunting task of facing La Liga champions Barca for a place in the quarter-finals.
Barca topped Group F before Christmas and are yet to lose a game in Europe this season.
Napoli vs Barcelona: How to listen
The Round of 16 first-leg will get under way at 8pm on Tuesday, February 25.
Full coverage from the Stadio San Paolo will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage starting at 6pm.
Ray Stubbs will bring you all the build-up before handing over to Ian Danter and Paul Parker for the live action.
You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.
For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.
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Napoli vs Barcelona: What has been said?
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen: “We’re all excited about going there.
“Napoli have always done well in recent years. We know it will be a very difficult game but we’ll analyse the opposition well.
“We hope to get a good result in Naples to give us a good chance of qualifying.
“We’ve been getting more luck away from home in recent years.
“We want to play our football, to stick to our philosophy wherever we go.
“The idea is to get a win at a very difficult ground.”
Napoli vs Barcelona: Team news
Napoli are without star defender Kalidou Koulibaly, while Kevin Malcuit is also set to miss the match.
That will likely see Nikola Maksimovic and Kostas Manolas – who scored the goal to knock out Barcelona two years ago – start at the heart of their back line.
Barcelona have had to bring in Martin Braithwaite on an emergency signing from Leganes to deal with their striker shortage but one of the conditions of his arrival is he cannot feature in the Champions League.
Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele are out for the season, while Sergi Roberto is not expected back until next month.
Jordi Alba and Arda Turan will also miss the clash in Italy.
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