Barcelona vs Napoli live score, result, updates, highlights, lineups from UEFA Champions League last 16 2nd leg

Barcelona and Napoli lock horns on Tuesday for a place in the quarterfinals of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League.

The first leg of this last-16 tie finished 1-1 in Naples, Victor Osimhen cancelling out the opening goal from Barca’s Robert Lewandowski.

The Champions League represents Barca’s last chance of a major trophy this season. They sit eight points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid with just 10 matches left, so success in Europe could now be their primary focus for the final few months of Xavi’s time as head coach.

Napoli have endured a largely miserable season following the highs of last year’s Scudetto triumph, but if interim manager Francesco Calzona can steer them into the last eight of the Champions League, it will be a huge cause for celebration for the travelling fans.

The Sporting News is following Barcelona vs. Napoli live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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Barcelona vs Napoli live score

  1st Half Goalscorers
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Projected lineups:

Barcelona (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Mar-Andre ter Stegen (GK) — 23. Jules Kounde, 4. Ronald Araujo, 5. Inigo Martinez, 2. Joao Cancelo — 22. Ilkay Gundogan, 15. Andreas Christensen, 16. Fermin Lopez — 11. Raphinha, 9. Robert Lewandowski, 14. Joao Felix.

Napoli (4-3-3 right to left): 1. Alex Meret (GK) — 22. Giovanni Di Lorenzo, 13. Amir Rrahmani, 5. Juan Jesus, 17. Mathias Oliveira — 99. Andre-Frank Zamo Anguissa, 68. Stanislav Lobotka, 20. Piotr Zielinski — 21. Matteo Politano, 9. Victor Osimhen, 77. Kvicha Kvaratskhelia.

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Barcelona vs Napoli live updates, highlights, and commentary

1 hour 45 mins before kickoff: Xavi described this match as the most important of Barcelona’s season to date, saying: “We are really up for it. It has been a while since we reached the quarterfinals, so it’s a huge opportunity.”

The Champions League is also Barca’s last realistic shot at a trophy before their head coach leaves at the end of the season, but he insisted tonight is not about him. “It’s about the club and the team. I already have an expiry date,” Xavi said.

2 hours before kickoff: Barcelona vs. Napoli. The champions of Spain vs. the champions of Italy. Diego Maradona’s old club vs. Diego Maradona’s old club. Who’s excited?

Barcelona vs Napoli kick off time

This Champions League clash takes place at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona, Spain and kicks off on Tuesday, March 12 at 9:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Tue, Mar. 12 4:00 p.m. ET
Canada Tue, Mar. 12 4:00 p.m. ET
UK Tue, Mar. 12 8:00 p.m. GMT
India Wed, Mar. 13 1:30 a.m. IST

Barcelona vs Napoli lineups, team news

Xavi will be without midfield duo Pedri and Frenkie de Jong until after the international break meaning the hosts will tweak their midfield. Uruguayan international Ronald Araujo is back following a La Liga suspension and should start in defence.

Barcelona (4-3-3, right to left): Ter Stegen (GK) — Kounde, Araujo, Martinez, Cancelo — Gundogan, Christensen, Lopez — Raphinha, Lewandowski, Felix.

Barcelona subs: Matchday squad released one hour prior to kickoff

Amir Rrahmani is set to return after missing the first leg through injury, with Mathias Oliviera rotating in at left-back, after being rested for the 1-1 Serie A draw against Torino.

Napoli (4-3-3 right to left): Meret (GK) — Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Jesus, Oliveira — Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski — Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.

Napoli subs: Matchday squad released one hour prior to kickoff

Barcelona vs Napoli live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Champions League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Univision, TUDN USA Paramount+,
ViX, Fubo, Univision NOW, TUDN app/website
Canada

DAZN

UK TNT Sports 2 discovery+
India JioTV, Sony LIV
Australia Stan Sport

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