SUMMARY

March 12, 2024 6:41 PM ET

90+4´

End of the match, Barcelona returns to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. Let the Culé anthem ring out with pride! With goals from Robert Lewandoski, Cancelo and Fermin, they beat Napoli 3-1.

March 12, 2024 5:56 PM ET

90+2´

Kvaratskhelia's shot on the half moon but the ball goes wide of the goal defended by Marc Andre Ter Stegen.

March 12, 2024 5:54 PM ET

90´

Four minutes are added to the match, Barcelona is close to reaching the quarterfinals.

March 12, 2024 5:52 PM ET

89´

Zambo Anguissa's great run towards Lindstrom but Marc Andre Ter Stegen makes a great interception to get his hands on the ball.

March 12, 2024 5:51 PM ET

83´

GOOOOOL FOR BARCELONA! What a GOAL! Great pass from Gündogan to Sergi Roberto and he gives the ball to Robert Lewandoski to push the ball in and seal the match in favor of Barcelona.

March 12, 2024 5:45 PM ET

80´

Raphina comes off and Joao Felix takes his place, the Portuguese jewel is now ready to work his magic on the pitch.

March 12, 2024 5:42 PM ET

79´

WHAT NAPOLI MISSED! Kvaratskhelia's cross and Lindstrom shoots wide. Let's see if they don't take their toll.

March 12, 2024 5:41 PM ET

78´

Giacomo Rasparodi comes on for Napoli and Traoré takes his place. Fresh legs for the Italians. 

March 12, 2024 5:40 PM ET

77´

LAMINE YAMAL COMES CLOSE! A shot from the edge of the box from the culé gem but the ball goes into the stands. 

March 12, 2024 5:40 PM ET

75´

Kvaratskhelia complains of a hit by Koundé but neither the referee nor the VAR sends a review of the play. 

March 12, 2024 5:37 PM ET

72´

Lamine Yamal's cross for Robert Lewandoski goes all over the area and the Pole only sees the ball go by. Barcelona are close to the third! 

March 12, 2024 5:34 PM ET

70´

Raphina is left on the turf after a contact with Zambo Anguissa, the Brazilian is already receiving assistance.

March 12, 2024 5:32 PM ET

67´

GOAL THAT DOESN'T COUNT! Rober Lewandosky's shot and Lamine Yamal pushes the ball into the net but the young Culé was too early.

March 12, 2024 5:29 PM ET

64´

Change in Napoli. Lindstrom and Olivera come on, Politano and Mario Rui come off.

March 12, 2024 5:26 PM ET

63´

Yellow card! Hamed Traoré is given a warning by the center-back, he will have to play with caution for the remainder of the match. 

March 12, 2024 5:25 PM ET

62´

The equalizer almost came! Politano's cross towards Victor but the Barcelona defense defends well to avoid the Nigerian's shot.

March 12, 2024 5:24 PM ET

60´

Changes in Barcelona! Fermín López and Christensen come off. Sergi Roberto and Oriol Romeu come on.

March 12, 2024 5:22 PM ET

56´

Di Lorenzo sends a cross into the box, but Koundé pushes the ball away from the goal, Napoli have dominated the first 10 minutes of the game.

March 12, 2024 5:18 PM ET

54´

Raphina comes close! The Brazilian shot inside the box, but Alex Meret responds well and keeps the ball away from the Italian area. Barcelona reacted.

March 12, 2024 5:16 PM ET

53´

Joao Cancelo pulls Politano down in the third quarter and Napoli have an indirect free kick.

March 12, 2024 5:15 PM ET

50´

Di Lorenzo's shot goes wide of the three posts, Napoli have come closer but are unable to be accurate in the box. 

March 12, 2024 5:12 PM ET

47´

NAPOLI COMES CLOSE! Kvaratskhelia's long-range shot crashes into the advertising hoardings. 

March 12, 2024 5:09 PM ET

46´

THE SECOND 45 MINUTES KICK OFF! Barcelona return to the pitch to try to seal their passage to the next round, however, Napoli will be looking to reverse the conditions

March 12, 2024 5:09 PM ET

Half time

Tomorrow there are more Champions League games on VAVEL: 

PSV visits Borussia Dortmund and Atlético de Madrid hosts Inter at the Wanda Metropolitano.

March 12, 2024 5:06 PM ET

Half Time

Barcelona's first half statistics: 12 shots, 2 shots on goal, 44% possession, 207 passes and 84% passing accuracy.

March 12, 2024 5:02 PM ET

Half Time

At the moment, the aggregate stands at 3-2 in favor of Barcelona. Napoli needs to score another goal to send the match to extra time.

March 12, 2024 5:00 PM ET

45+4´

THE FIRST HALF IS OVER! With goals from Cancelo and Fermin, Barcelona takes the lead in the tie over Napoli. 

March 12, 2024 4:50 PM ET

45+2´

YELLOW! Juan Jesus earns a yellow card after a reckless foul on Gündogan.

March 12, 2024 4:50 PM ET

45´

3 minutes are added to normal time, we'll see if Napoli can equalize before the break.

March 12, 2024 4:46 PM ET

43´

Yellow card for Lamine Yamal after a foul on Kvaratskhelia, he will have to play with caution for the remainder of the game. 

March 12, 2024 4:45 PM ET

40´

News from England, Arsenal is already winning by the minimum with a goal by Trossard and the match is already tied at the Emirates Stadium.

March 12, 2024 4:42 PM ET

38´

At the moment, the statistics show 2 shots on goal for Barcelona and 3 shots on goal for Napoli. Napoli's possession dropped to 55% and Barcelona's to 45%.

March 12, 2024 4:40 PM ET

35´

Fermín's poor control and loses possession of the ball under good pressure from Meret.

March 12, 2024 4:37 PM ET

33´

Great defensive cover by Koundé, Barcelona defends very well against the Italian arrivals on the flanks.

March 12, 2024 4:34 PM ET

30´

Ronald Auarújo is receiving medical assistance after bleeding in his right eye.

March 12, 2024 4:32 PM ET

29´

GOOOOOOOL FOR NAPOLI! Amir Rrahmani appeared from the second line to appear in the box and send the ball just inside the German goalkeeper's far post. 

March 12, 2024 4:31 PM ET

27´

Barcelona is ahead on aggregate and in the match, however, possession reflects 40% for the Culés and 60% for Napoli. Sometimes having possession of the ball doesn't mean being the best!

March 12, 2024 4:28 PM ET

24´

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia fouls Koundé in midfield and gives the ball away to Barcelona, the game has slowed down after the goals of the Culés.

March 12, 2024 4:26 PM ET

21´

Lobotka is receiving medical assistance on the field after a collision with Christensen.

March 12, 2024 4:21 PM ET

18´

Crazy game! Victor Osimhen arrives on the left flank and Marc Andre responds very well with his feet.

March 12, 2024 4:19 PM ET

16´

BARCELONA'S GOAL! THEY HAVE ALREADY INCREASED THE LEAD! A great cross shot by Raphina hits the far post and on the rebound, Joao Cancelo sends it into the net. 

March 12, 2024 4:18 PM ET

14´

BARCELONA GOAL! Great cross to the penalty spot by Raphina that finds Fermin arriving from the halfway line and he shoots at the near post to beat Meret.

March 12, 2024 4:16 PM ET

12´

YOU MISSED IT FERMIN! A great pass to Fermín and he made a good reception and was on his way to a one-on-one against Meret but the La Macia native sent it wide.

March 12, 2024 4:14 PM ET

Barcelona comes close! Fermín shoots from long distance but the ball goes wide of the goal defended by Meret.

March 12, 2024 4:10 PM ET

Foul! Christensen is fouled by the referee and it's Napoli's ball in the midfield. 

March 12, 2024 4:07 PM ET

MARC ANDRE TER STEGEN! Victor Osimen escapes alone in front of goal but the German goalkeeper makes a good save.

March 12, 2024 4:05 PM ET

We remind you that the game is tied on aggregate (1-1), in the event that parity continues, the game will go to overtime since the away goal factor no longer has any influence.

March 12, 2024 4:04 PM ET

THE MATCH KICKS OFF! There's a party in Barcelona because the Culé team is playing against Napoli in the quest for the Champions League quarterfinals.

March 12, 2024 4:02 PM ET

IN A FEW MOMENTS WE WILL START

In a couple of moments we will start broadcasting the match between Barcelona vs Napoli, match corresponding to the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

March 12, 2024 3:53 PM ET

LINE-UP LIST

This is the starting eleven that Napoli sends to the field to win the second leg against Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16.

March 12, 2024 3:52 PM ET

LINE-UP LIST

This is the starting eleven that Barcelona sends to the pitch as they look to win the second leg against Napoli in the Champions League Round of 16.

March 12, 2024 3:48 PM ET

WHICH CLUBS WILL BENEFIT?

In the 2023/24 season, Italy and Germany lead in terms of federation club coefficients. Therefore, both federations would benefit from one European high performance place each.

March 12, 2024 3:47 PM ET

HOW ARE THE PLACES ALLOCATED?

European performance places will be awarded to the associations whose clubs have had the best collective performance in UEFA men's club competitions in the past season. This performance is determined by the federation's club coefficient from the previous season, which is calculated by dividing the total sum of club coefficient points obtained by each club in a federation by the number of clubs in that federation, as set out in Annex D of the competition rules.

March 12, 2024 3:45 PM ET

THINKING AHEAD

The Hungarian Football Federation's (MLSZ) official application to host the Champions League final in 2026 or 2027 has been formally submitted to UEFA, the institution's spokesman Jenö Sípos revealed on Tuesday.
Sípos announced that MLSZ has submitted all the necessary documentation to UEFA for the purpose of hosting the finals for those two years at the Puskás Aréna stadium, which holds the title of being the country's largest venue.

March 12, 2024 3:40 PM ET

WHERE WILL THE 2024 FINAL BE HELD?

The UEFA Champions League final of the 2023/24 season will take place at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London. This will be the eighth time the stadium has hosted the Champions League title match, and the third time since it changed its name. The two most recent finals held at Wembley were in 2011, when FC Barcelona defeated Manchester United 3-1, and in 2013, when Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1.

March 12, 2024 3:35 PM ET

AND HOW WILL THEY QUALIFY?

At the end of the group stage, the top eight teams will advance directly to the round of 16. On the other hand, the sixteen teams that follow them in the table will play against each other to obtain the remaining eight places in the round of 16.once this additional knockout stage is completed, the tournament will continue with the same format as before.

March 12, 2024 3:30 PM ET

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE NEW GROUP STAGE

Starting with the 2024/25 season, a single league will be established that can host up to 36 teams, which represents an increase of four teams over the current format.  Instead of playing three opponents twice, alternating home and away matches, each team will face eight different teams. Of these matches, half will be played at home and half will be played away.

March 12, 2024 3:25 PM ET

THE LAST CHAMPIONS AS WE KNOW IT

The 2024 edition of the Champions League will be notable because it will be the last to follow the traditional system of 32 teams distributed in eight groups of four teams each. Starting with the next edition, which corresponds to the 2024-2025 season, UEFA will introduce a new format called the "Swiss system". This new format will start with the participation of 36 clubs in the main phase, instead of the 34 that have been qualifying in recent years.

March 12, 2024 3:20 PM ET

THE WAIT IS OVER

The wait for the Champions League is over, all the action, the best goals, the best plays, the hottest controversies and the best players return to the lawns of Europe with the best matches in the world.

March 12, 2024 3:15 PM ET

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March 12, 2024 3:10 PM ET

What time is Barcelona vs Napoli match for UEFA Champions League Match?

This is the start time of the game Barcelona vs Napoli of 13th March in several countries

Country

Date

Local Time

TV CHANNEL

USA

March 13, 2024

15:00 ET

 

Argentina

March 13, 2024

17:00

 

Bolivia

March 13, 2024

14:00

 

Brazil

March 13, 2024

17:00

 

Chile

March 13, 2024

17:00

 

Colombia

March 13, 2024

15:00

 

Ecuador

March 13, 2024

15:00

 

Spain

March 13, 2024

21:00 

 

Mexico

March 13, 2024

14:00

 

Peru

March 13, 2024

15:00 

 

March 12, 2024 3:05 PM ET

Watch out for this Barcelona player:

For this match, the player to watch will be Barcelona's iconic center forward Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker is always a latent danger in the box, whether or not he has the ball under his control, so opposing defenses must always be alert as Robert Lewandowski knows how to slip through the defensive lines to get unmarked and score a goal for Barcelona.

March 12, 2024 3:00 PM ET

Barcelona's last Champions League line-up:

M. Ter Stegen; J. Cancelo, I. Martínez, R. Araújo, J. Koundé; F. de Jong, A. Christensen, I. Gündogan; P. Gonzalez, R. Lewandowski, L. Yamal. 

March 12, 2024 2:55 PM ET

Watch out for this Napoli player:

For this match, the player to watch will be Napoli's iconic center forward Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian attacker is always a latent danger in the box, whether or not he has the ball under his control, so opposing defenses must always be alert as Victor Osimhen knows how to slip through the defensive lines to get unmarked and score a goal for Napoli.

March 12, 2024 2:50 PM ET

Napoli's last Champions League line-up:

A. Meret; G. Di Lorenzo, A. Rrahmani, Juan, M. Olivera; A. Zambo Anguissa, S. Lobotka, J. Cajuste; M. Politano, V. Osimhen, K. Kvaratskhelia.

March 12, 2024 2:45 PM ET

Background:

Napoli and Barcelona have only met on seven occasions (4 wins for Barcelona, 3 draws) where the scales are tipped in favor of the Culé team. Their last meeting dates back to the Round of 16, where Barcelona drew 1-1 with Napoli. In goal history, 7 goals have been scored in favor of Napoli and 16 in favor of Barcelona. 

March 12, 2024 2:40 PM ET

About the Stadium

The Olympic Stadium of Montjuic is a sports venue located in the city of Barcelona, Spain. It was built in 1929 with the intention of hosting the Olympic Games, however, after several denied bids, it was not until 1992 when the venue was awarded to them, for which the Olympic Stadium of Montjuic received between 1985-1989 a total remodeling of the building. It has a capacity to accommodate 49,000 spectators, was the home of Barcelona Dragos, Espanyol and today is the home of Futbol Club Barcelona while the remodeling of the Spotify Camp Nou is being carried out.

March 12, 2024 2:35 PM ET

Italian calcio

For the last two seasons, Italian soccer has been rebounding in European competitions, now, it is up to Napoli to continue giving prestige to Italian calcio, looking to get into the Olympic Stadium of Montjuic and beat Barcelona at home and with their people. Despite not living a great moment in Serie A, the champion showed that it has the potential to fight this tournament in the group stage after finishing second in group C with 3 wins, a draw and 2 losses.

March 12, 2024 2:30 PM ET

For Culé's pride

After a fierce draw in Italy, Barcelona returns home to face the Azzurri of Napoli in a duel where several things are at stake since it is true, the culé team no longer has a chance to win a trophy this season, the Copa del Rey escaped them surprisingly, the Supercopa went to their archrivals and the Spanish League is more tempted by the merengue team than by Barcelona itself, the Super Cup went to their arch-rivals and the Spanish League is more tempted by the Merengue team than by Barcelona itself, so now all that remains is the UEFA Champions League and in view of the imminent pressure, the obligation to win to advance to the quarterfinals grows more insistent. The truth is that Barcelona did well in the group stage after advancing as the leader of group H, where they only lost two times and won four times, also, they scored 12 goals for and 6 against.

March 12, 2024 2:25 PM ET

There is no tomorrow

The trial phase of one of the best intercontinental tournaments at club level is over, and the most transcendental stage for the teams has begun, 16 teams are the ones that remain in the fight to continue advancing in the knockout stages or knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with a well-defined objective; to reach Wembley and fight to lift the crown on the mythical turf of the land that saw the birth, growth and domination of world soccer. Now, in this round of 16 stage, the teams will have to play their best collective soccer, all the players will have to show their great individual level, the managers will have to be at the helm to guide their pupils and the fans will have to put on their team's jersey to cheer their team throughout these 180 minutes that will be the difference between continuing in the current competition and trying to beat all the dominant teams in the competition, or packing their suitcases, returning to the armchair, and having to settle for watching the rest of the tournament behind the TV set.

March 12, 2024 2:20 PM ET

Kick-off time

The Barcelona vs Napoli match will be played at Estadio Olímpico de Montjuic, in Barcelona, Spain. The kick-off is scheduled at 3:00 pm ET.

March 12, 2024 2:15 PM ET

Welcome to minute by minute coverage of the 2024 UEFA Champions League Match: Barcelona vs Napoli!

My name is Luis Miguel and I will be your host for this game. We will provide you with all the information on VAVEL.

March 12, 2024 2:10 PM ET