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Setien – Last season’s UCL humiliation still affecting Barca stars

Barcelona are set to face Napoli in the UCL tonight and the club's boss Quique Setien has admitted that last season's humiliation at the hands of Liverpool is still in the mind of the players ahead of the game against the Partenopei. Setien, 61, will be managing the first UCL game of his managerial career on Tuesday night after taking over from Ernesto Valverde at the Nou Camp. Barca will face Napoli at the San Paolo Stadium and Setien will be looking to avoid a repeat of recent exits at the hands of Liverpool and Roma. It can be recalled that Barca took a 3 nil lead to Anfield last season but were knocked out as Liverpool overturned the deficit and beat them 4 nil at Anfield. They were eliminated in the same fashion the previous season after winning 4:1 at the Camp Nou and losing 3 ...
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Barca stars to face coronavirus checks before game against Napoli

Coronavirus is now affecting top-level football in Italy as procedures have been put in place for clubs participating in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League this week. Napoli host Barcelona in the last 16 on Tuesday while Inter Milan will welcome Ludogorets in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday. According to ESPN, Barcelona will undergo thorough tests when they enter and leave the country for the visit and this was made known in a memo sent to them by the Italian government. READ: Bayern are favorites and miles above Chelsea ahead of UCL clash Barca will leave for Italy on Monday and will pass through a temperature screening control when they arrive at the Napoli-Capodichino Airport. The ESPN report also revealed that any of the traveling party who is found...