Good evening and welcome to the Champions League live blog! We (Robbert van der Linde and Jeroen van Barneveld) will keep you informed of the last two duels in the eighth finals of the million ball.
- 9 p.m .: FC Barcelona-Napoli
- 9 p.m .: Bayern Munich-Chelsea
FC Barcelona-Napoli · a few seconds ago
Ludovit Reis on the bench at FC Barcelona
Frenkie de Jong is not the only Dutchman in FC Barcelona's match selection for the duel with Napoli. On the form we also discern the name of Ludovit Reis, who starts on the couch. The twenty-year-old midfielder was taken over from FC Groningen last year for more than 3 million euros and is still waiting for his first minutes in the main force of the Catalans.
a few seconds ago
FC Barcelona-Napoli 6 minutes ago
De Jong: 'I should have brought more'
In the run-up to tonight's game with Napoli, Frenkie de Jong gave a self-critical interview to newspaper Trouw about his debut season at FC Barcelona. The midfielder handed out a 5.5, 6 as a mark for his first season in Catalonia. "I have played a lot (29 of the 38 league games, ed.). That's good. But in terms of game I should have brought more. I don't think I have played many bad games, but there have not been many games in which I really excelled. It was just really flat. Too flat. "
FC Barcelona-Napoli 28 minutes ago
Mertens has to floor FC Barcelona
Napoli puts his hopes on Dries Mertens to floor FC Barcelona in the eighth finals of the Champions League. The 33-year-old former player of PSV, FC Utrecht and AGOVV starts as a striker in the base of the Neapolitans, who finished in a disappointing seventh place in the Serie A, but won the Italian cup. Is Mertens successful in the ball of millions with Napoli? Former Ajax player Arek Milik starts on the bench.
Setup Napoli: Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Demme, Fabián, Zielinski; Callejón, Mertens, Insignia.
Bayern Munich-Chelsea 32 minutes ago
Bayern with departing Thiago against Chelsea
Bayern Munich is strikingly enough with Thiago Alcántara against Chelsea. According to the club management, the 29-year-old playmaker has indicated that he wants to leave Munich after this season, but that is apparently no reason for trainer Hans-Dieter Flick to pass him. This was partly initiated by the injury of Benjamin Pavard, which means that midfielder Joshua Kimmich plays as right back. Joshua Zirkzee is missing from Bayern, who is not included in the match selection.
Bayern Munich line-up: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Thiago, Goretzka; Gnabry, Muller, Perisic; Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich-Chelsea 38 minutes ago
Lampard passes goalkeeper Kepa again
Frank Lampard seems to be tired of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. The 25-year-old goalkeeper, who was taken over from Athletic Club for 80 million euros in 2018, starts on the bench for the Champions League game with Bayern Munich. Ajax goalkeeper André Onana has been associated with a transfer to London for some time and that does not seem to be based on hot air, given the reserve turn of Arrizabalaga. Chelsea lineup: Caballero; James, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Barkley, Kovacic; Mount, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi.
FC Barcelona-Napoli43 minutes ago
De Jong in the base at FC Barcelona
Frenkie de Jong starts in the base at FC Barcelona for the return against Napoli. The 23-year-old Dutchman is posted in midfield with Sergi Roberto and Ivan Rakitic. Sergio Busquets is missing from the Catalans due to a suspension.
Line-up FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Rakitic, De Jong; Suárez, Messi, Griezmann.
43 minutes ago
Champions League one hour ago
What are the starting positions?
It can still go in any direction at FC Barcelona-Napoli. The first leg in Naples ended in a 1-1 draw. FC Barcelona has an advantage because of the away goal, so a goalless draw is sufficient. At Bayern Munich-Chelsea, the cards already seem to have been shuffled after Bayern's 3-0 win in London.
Champions League one hour ago
In an hour and a half, the ball will roll back into the Champions League in two matches in the eighth finals. These duels are on the menu:
- FC Barcelona-Napoli
- Chelsea-Bayern Munich