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 2-0
  • Bayern Munich-Chelsea 2-0

FC Barcelona-Napoli · a few seconds 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.

a few seconds ago

Bayern Munich-Chelsea one minute ago

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

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 3 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 6 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 9 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-Napoli10 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.

10 minutes ago

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 11 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 13 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 16 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 16 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 17 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.

17 minutes ago

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 19 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 20 minutes ago

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

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 21 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 21 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 26 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.

26 minutes ago

Bayern Munich-Chelsea 27 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 29 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 31 minutes 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 32 minutes 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 33 minutes 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 36 minutes 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?

36 minutes ago

FC Barcelona-Napoli 36 minutes 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 39 minutes 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 40 minutes 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 42 minutes 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 one hour 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 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 2 hours 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-Napoli 2 hours 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.

Champions League 2 hours 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 2 hours 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

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