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.

  • LIVE:
  • FC Barcelona-Napoli 3-1
  • Bayern Munich-Chelsea 2-1

FC Barcelona-Napoli one minute ago

Peace! FC Barcelona already takes an advance on the quarter-finals of the Champions League after 45 minutes, because the team of Orange international Frenkie de Jong already leads 3-1 in Camp Nou after a goal-rich first half. Clément Lenglet, Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez lift the margin to three, but in the final minute Lorenzo Insigne uses a penalty on behalf of the Neapolitans. Napoli has to score two more times to reach the next round.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 2 minutes ago

Tammy Abraham punishes a mistake by Manuel Neuer and scores the first Chelsea goal in this diptych. With his 22 years, he is 311 days the second youngest player to score on behalf of 'The Blues' in the knockout phase of the Champions League. Only Salomon Kalou was younger (22 years and 213 days) when he scored against Olympiacos in the eighth finals in the 2007/2008 season.

2 minutes ago

FC Barcelona-Napoli 4 minutes ago

45 + 5 'GOAL Napoli! 3-1

Lorenzo Insigne does something back on behalf of Napoli. He sends FC Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen into the wrong corner from 11 meters. Is this the start of a long catch-up race for the Neapolitans?

FC Barcelona-Napoli 6 minutes ago

45 + 4 '  Penalty for Napoli! Ivan Rakitic tries to clear the ball, but knocks down a Napoli player in his own penalty area. Now referee Çakir points directly to the spot.

FC Barcelona-Napoli8 minutes ago

45 'GOAL FC Barcelona! 3-0

It's over and out with Napoli. In the absence of the temporarily injured Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez is behind the ball and he makes no mistake from 11 meters. FC Barcelona has one leg in the quarterfinals.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea8 minutes ago

Peace! Bayern Munich steams smoothly towards the quarter-finals, although the Germans have to deal with a goal against Chelsea just before half-time. Robert Lewandowski and Ivan Perisic decide the diptych fairly early, but that may cause a loss of concentration at Bayern. Callum Hudson-Odoi sees another goal disallowed for offside, but Tammy Abraham puts the tying goal on the board, after a rare mistake by Manuel Neuer.

FC Barcelona-Napoli 9 minutes ago

45 '  Penalty for FC Barcelona! Referee Çakır does not need long to pass judgment when viewing the images and points to the penalty spot. FC Barcelona can do golden business, just before half time.

9 minutes ago

FC Barcelona-Napoli10 minutes ago

43 'Referee Çakir is called to the side by the VAR to view the images of the moment of Lionel Messi with Koulibaly.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 11 minutes ago

44 'GOAL Chelsea! 2-1

A rare blunder by Manuel Neuer puts Chelsea on the scoreboard after all. The experienced German goalkeeper simply taps a low cross from Emerson at the feet of Tammy Abraham, who can slide the ball into an empty goal.

FC Barcelona-Napoli 12 minutes ago

Lionel Messi's rejected goal is introduced by a nice pass from Frenkie de Jong with the outside of the foot.


What an unparalleled pass from Frenkie de Jong! 🤤 Goal rejected! ❌ #ucl #barnap #veronicainside

AvatarAvatar Author Veronica InsideMoment of places21: 42 - August 8, 2020

FC Barcelona-Napoli 13 minutes ago

40 'Lionel Messi cries out in pain when he thinks he will steal the ball from Koulibaly in the penalty area, but is hit hard on his foot by the Napoli defender. FC Barcelona's medical staff takes care of him. In the meantime, the VAR checks whether it is not a penalty kick.

FC Barcelona-Napoli 15 minutes ago

This photo was of course taken before his rejected hit, because Lionel Messi is of course not happy with the intervention of the VAR. Nevertheless, he already has a goal behind his name, the 2-0, a nice curl after some fumbling.

15 minutes ago

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 16 minutes ago

The annoying message on the screens for Chelsea, that Callum Hudson-Odoi's connection goal will be rejected.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 18 minutes ago

The 2-0 of Bayern Munich against Chelsea in the picture. The Londoners are tinkering with the construction and through Robert Lewandowski and Ivan Perisic the Germans punish it mercilessly.


⚽️ 2-0 (5-0) Perisic and Bayern continue with an easy night against Chelsea #uefachampionsleague #BayChe #ZiggoSport

AvatarAvatar Author Ziggo Sport Football Moment of places 21: 35 - 8 August 2020

FC Barcelona-Napoli 21 minutes ago

33 '  Goal FC Barcelona rejected! The VAR also makes itself known at FC Barcelona-Napoli. He disapproves of Lionel Messi's 3-0 because the Argentinian touched the ball with his arm before pulling the trigger.

FC Barcelona-Napoli 24 minutes ago

30 'GOAL FC Barcelona! 3-0

Lenglet's opening goal works as doping for FC Barcelona, ​​which then plays Napoli from pillar to post. Frenkie de Jong now claims the leading role by putting Lionel Messi with the outside of the foot alone in front of the keeper. The Argentinian superstar naturally works his second of the evening, although he seems to be making hands.

FC Barcelona-Napoli 25 minutes ago

The protagonists at FC Barcelona-Napoli fall into each other's arms: Clément Lenglet and Lionel Messi. The players of FC Barcelona each scored once against Napoli, making it almost impossible for the Catalans to go wrong in this eighth final.

25 minutes ago

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 26 minutes ago

29 ' Goal Chelsea rejected! No goal for Hudson-Odoi, because the VAR seems to have seen that a Chelsea player was offside in the run-up to the goal. It is not clear whether it is the goalscorer himself or a teammate, but it is clearly not the evening of Frank Lampard and his team.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 28 minutes ago

28 'GOAL Chelsea! 2-1

It goes a bit far to say that Chelsea has started a comeback, but the Londoners are at least on the scoreboard in this diptych. Callum Hudson-Odoi places the ball between four defenders nicely out of reach of Manuel Neuer in the far corner.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 31 minutes ago

25 'GOAL Bayern Munich! 2-0

The Chelsea defense collapses again under the pressure of the Bayern attack wave. Robert Lewandowski shows that he is not only a goal thief, but also a team player by acting as a principal this time. He puts the ball in front of Ivan Perisic, who is running in, who is allowed to shoot the second German goal in the short corner.

FC Barcelona-Napoli 31 minutes ago

23 'GOAL FC Barcelona! 2-0

The Champions League season is resumed and of course Lionel Messi speaks again. The Argentinian maestro is knocked to the ground, gets up and curls the ball falling into the far corner, behind Napoli goalkeeper Ospina. A hit on the willpower of Messi. FC Barcelona now seems certain of the next round in the ball of millions.

FC Barcelona-Napoli 31 minutes ago

Clément Lenglet headed in from Ivan Rakitic's corner after ten minutes of play. The French defender's 1-0 comes out of nowhere, as it was Napoli that struck the clock in the early stages at Camp Nou.

31 minutes ago

Bayern Munich-Chelsea34 minutes ago

Moving images of Lewandowski's meticulous penalty kick.


⚽️Tor Bayern !! And you can no longer guess who will make the penalty ... Lewandowski with his 12th (!) Cl goal this season👏 #uefachampionsleague #BayChe #ZiggoSport

AvatarAvatar Author Ziggo Sport Football Moment of places 21: 16 - 8 August 2020

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 35 minutes ago

A striker of the caliber Lewandowski then has little trouble shooting from 11 meters.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 36 minutes ago

Willy Caballero was shown the yellow card for his foul on Robert Lewandowski that led to the penalty. Since the Pole had actually broken through, the Argentinian should not grumble that he is still on the field.

FC Barcelona-Napoli 36 minutes ago

For example, FC Barcelona took the lead against Napoli, thanks to a header goal from Lenglet.


Barça takes the lead within 10 minutes: Lenglet heads in! 💥 #ucl #barnap #veronicainside

AvatarAvatar Author Veronica InsideMoment of places21: 18 - 8 August 2020

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 40 minutes ago

15 'Müller almost makes it 2-0, but his bet from the edge of the penalty area zooms over. Just like in London, Chelsea has very little to say against Bayern.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 42 minutes ago

Robert Lewandowski once again lives up to its status as a goal scorer. It is already the twelfth goal in this Champions League campaign (in just seven games) for the Pole.

Saisontor # 12 für @lewy_official in der #UCL! 💪 ♦ #FCBCFC | 1: 0 ♦

AvatarAvatar Author FC Bayern Munich Moment of places 21: 12 - 8 August 2020

FC Barcelona-Napoli 44 minutes ago

10 'GOAL FC Barcelona! 1-0

Out of nowhere FC Barcelona takes the lead and it is a defender who does it. Lenglet heads a corner kick from Rakitic hard against the ropes, but he still pushes his opponent in the run-up to the goal. What will the VAR judge about that? He does not consider it a violation. So 1-0 for FC Barcelona.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea one hour ago

9 'GOAL Bayern Munich! 1-0

In any case, we will not get an extension in Munich. Robert Lewandowski shows that he is still razor-sharp and shoots the penalty kick very definitely in the corner. Should Chelsea still secretly have a stunt in mind, that battle plan can already be thrown away, because the Londoners have to make four to continue.

FC Barcelona-Napoli one hour ago

5 'It is a bit of a shock for Marc-André ter Stegen when Mario Rui lashes out from 45 meters, because the German goalkeeper of FC Barcelona is far too far in front of his goal. Fortunately for Ter Stegen, Rui has not sharpened his sights, because the attempt ends in the billboards.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea one hour ago

8 ' Penalty Bayern Múnchen! Caballero takes down the broken Lewandowski and gives away a penalty. He comes off with yellow, but Chelsea's hopes seem to immediately disappear.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea one hour ago

In a European diptych, a team has never managed to straighten out a 3-0 home loss in the first leg in the return. Would Frank Lampard be confident that his Chelsea could be the first?

FC Barcelona-Napoli one hour ago

2 '  Post! Napoli comes off the starting blocks like a comet and hits the post after a minute and a half through Dries Mertens, who suddenly gets the ball pushed into the feet via Piqué. There the Neapolitans could already have done golden business in Barcelona.

FC Barcelona-Napoli one hour ago

Kickoff! The first whistle sounds in Camp Nou! The return between FC Barcelona and Napoli is underway. Will the Catalans, who are under high tension, qualify for the quarterfinals?

Bayern Munich-Chelsea one hour ago

Atrap! The ball rolls in the empty Allianz Arena. Can Chelsea achieve a miracle, or is it 'just' Bayern that ranks among the last eight?

Champions League one hour ago

It is quite clear tonight at the two eighth finals of the Champions League. The winners of the diptychs FC Barcelona-Napoli and Bayern Munich-Chelsea will meet each other in Lisbon in the quarter-finals of the million ball on Friday.

FC Barcelona-Napoli one hour ago

Normally there would be almost a hundred thousand people in Camp Nou for a poster in the Champions League, but the corona crisis makes this the desolate backdrop for FC Barcelona-Napoli.

FC Barcelona-Napoli one hour ago

Lionel Messi does a finishing exercise in the run-up to the duel with Napoli. Did the Argentinian maestro bring his magic wand to Camp Nou again tonight?

FC Barcelona-Napoli one hour ago

FC Barcelona is under a magnifying glass after the lost title race with Real Madrid in La Liga, so only a win in the Champions League is enough. The players are therefore preparing under high tension for a crucial return against Napoli.

Bayern Munich-Chelsea one hour ago

The Chelsea players are warming up for the return against Bayern Munich. The Londoners must complete a catch-up race to still claim a ticket for the quarter-finals of the million ball, as Bayern defends a 3-0 lead.

FC Barcelona-Napoli one hour ago

FC Barcelona-Napoli, battle of the turbulent clubs
FC Barcelona-Napoli is also the battle between two clubs that have put their coach on the street this season. FC Barcelona said goodbye to Ernesto Valverde in January and appointed Quique Setién, while Napoli broke up with Carlo Ancelotti in December last year. Gennaro Gattuso is now ultimately responsible in Naples.

FC Barcelona-Napoli one hour 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.

FC Barcelona-Napoli 2 hours 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. "

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