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The European giants face off in the second leg of the Europa League qualifiers at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium – UK kick-off time, TV channel and how to follow


European heavyweights Napoli and Barcelona both face the potential embarrassment of not making the Europa League knockout stages when they meet tonight.

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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Torres scored in the first leg, but was bowled out full time

Xavi Hernandez’s side now find themselves barred from European secondary competition unless they can beat Napoli away.

These two sides are 1-1 on aggregate, with Ferran Torres’ penalty nullifying Piotr Zieliński’s first-leg goal.

Napoli v Barcelona: Start date and time

This clash in the Europa League will take place on Thursday, February 24.

The play-off match at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK.

Napoli would usually have a big advantage in previous years, but the abolition of the away goals rule has given them everything they need to play tonight.

Napoli v Barcelona: TV Channel and Live Stream

This Diego Maradona derby will be shown live on BT Sport ESPN immediately after the end of Celtic’s game with Bodo/Glimt.

Live coverage starts from 8.15pm and BT Sport customers can stream it 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


The European giants face off in the second leg of the Europa League qualifiers at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium – UK kick-off time, TV channel and how to follow

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Aubameyang marked his first La Liga start for Barcelona with a hat-trick

Napoli v Barcelona: team news

Napoli XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Fabian, Demme; Elmas, Zielinski, Insigne; Osimhen.

Replacements: Ospina, Ghoulam, Juan, Zanoli, Mertens, Ounas, Petagna, Politano, Idasiak.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Pique, Araujo, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, F. De Jong; Torres, Aubameyang, Adama.

Subs: Neto, Puig, Dembele, Braithwaite, L. De Jong, Mingueza, Garcia, Nico, Gavi, Tenas.

The European giants face off in the second leg of the Europa League qualifiers at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium – UK kick-off time, TV channel and how to follow

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Zielinski broke the deadlock in the first leg

Napoli v Barcelona: What has been said?

Xavi: “We are going to approach the game because we have to win. To keep the ball, even if they want to.

“It will be a very intense game, like a football war, whoever has the most ball will have a better chance of winning. Every game is a final for us.

“I expect Napoli to push hard. What we want is to dominate the game and push them back hard, knowing it won’t be easy.

“Napoli are a Champions (League) level team, which also competes for Serie A.”



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