FC Barcelona to face Napoli in the last 16

FC Barcelona to face Napoli in the last 16

The first leg of the Champions League tie will be played at the Stadio San Paolo on 25 February and the second leg at Camp Nou on 18 March

FC Barcelona now know their opponents in the Champions League last 16. Ernesto Valverde’s team will face Serie A side Napoli following the draw today at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The blaugranes will play the first leg away in Italy on Tuesday, 25 February with the second leg to come at Camp Nou on Wednesday, 18 March. 

First official meeting

Barça and Napoli have never met in official competition. However, they have met unofficial circumstances on no less than five occasions. The most recent meetings came in the summer in pre-season in the USA when Ernesto Valverde's team won 2-1 in Miami and 4-0 in Michigan. 

Valverde: 'Napoli are tough opponents' 

The Barça coach spoke to Barça TV after the draw against the Serie A side: "Napoli are having a great Champions League and they will be tough opponent. The atmosphere at the San Paolo will be difficult." 

 Complete draw:

Napoli v FC Barcelona
Atlético Madrid v Liverpool
Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain
Chelsea v Bayern Munich
Real Madrid v Manchester City
Tottenham Hostpsur v RB Leipzig
Olympique Lyonnais v Juventus
Atalanta v Valencia 

Champions League DRAW


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