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Barcelona v Napoli live stream and team news: European giants face off in Europa League qualifiers


European heavyweights Barcelona and Napoli are set to face each other in the first leg of their Europa League playoff clash.

La Liga giants Barca played 17 consecutive seasons in the Champions League Round of 16 before their run ended this season.

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Aubameyang pushes to make Barcelona debut after leaving Arsenal

The Catalan powerhouse dropped out of Europe’s elite competition after finishing third in their group behind Bayern Munich and Benfica.

Napoli meanwhile finished second in a Europa League group behind Spartak Moscow which saw Leicester finish third.

Barcelona v Napoli: Start date and time

This clash in the Europa League will take place on Thursday, February 17.

The Nou Camp match is scheduled to kick off at 5.45pm in the UK.

These two sides last met in the Champions League in 2020 when Barcelona cruised to a 3-1 victory en route to a 4-2 aggregate triumph.

Barcelona v Napoli live stream and team news: European giants face off in Europa League qualifiers

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Barcelona’s 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich knocked them out of the Champions League

Barcelona v Napoli: TV channel and live stream

This Diego Maradona derby will be shown live on BT Sport ESPN with live coverage starting at 5.30pm.

BT Sport customers can stream this live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.

Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the evening.

To tune into talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2, click HERE for the live stream.

  • Application iPhone – Download from the Apple store
  • android – Download from Google Play
  • Radio – talkSPORT is available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM
  • TV – Listen to talkSPORT via your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Blank media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

Barcelona v Napoli: team news

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could make his debut for the hosts potentially alongside Adama Traore and Ousmane Dembele.

Barca remain without Samuel Umtiti, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araujo and Alejandro Balde through injury.

Clement Lenglet and Memphis Depay also have fitness doubts while Dani Alves hasn’t been included in their Europa League squad.

Meanwhile, Napoli have both Matteo Politano and Hirving Lozano out injured but otherwise have a healthy state to contend with.

On-loan Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe won’t be involved as he hasn’t been listed in the Europa League squad.

Barcelona v Napoli live stream and team news: European giants face off in Europa League qualifiers

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Napoli sent Leicester to the Europa conference

Barcelona v Napoli: What was said?

Barcelona boss Xavi has hinted that absentee winger Ousmane Dembele could make his starting XI.

“We don’t rule out that he could play at home or away,” he said in his pre-match press conference.

“Whether he plays or not just depends on how the players train and who is better or worse. He can play.

“He already did that against Espanyol and he helped us a lot for 20 minutes.”



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