UEFA assured that the Barcelona v Napoli match, scheduled for the 8th August in Barcelona, will go ahead “as was planned” and that it is “in contact with the relevant local authorities to monitor the situation”.
The spikes in Catalonia have made all eyes go to the game between Barca and Napoli. There are those who saw the match in Barcelona at risk because of the large number of infections there in the last few hours.
But UEFA have made clear that the match will take place at the Camp Nou. “The match is scheduled to be played in Barcelona as planned. We are monitoring the situation and are in contact with the relevant local authorities”, the body said.
UEFA will continue to update the data about the situation in Spain and the rest of the countries where the competitions are to be played.
The Catalan government guaranteed the match would take place at the Camp Nou. UEFA tasked themself with making clear that the match, at least for now, will take place in Barcelona as was expected.
The winner will play Chelsea or Bayern in the quarter-final.
Ake, capped 13 times by the Netherlands, missed Bournemouth’s final three Premier League fixtures after suffering a groin injury in 4-1 win over Leicester on July 12.
In his absence, Eddie Howe’s side slipped into the Championship after five years in the Premier League.
Asked if Ake may have made his final appearance for Bournemouth after the Leicester game, Howe replied: “I think it would be silly of me to comment on that, to be honest, at this moment in time.
City are also reported to be involved in advanced negotiations with Valencia for the signing of 20-year-old winger Ferran Torres.
It is understood the Premier League side have agreed an initial fee of £20.9 million with Valencia and talks over potential add-ons are continuing.
City are in the market for a new winger following the departure of Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich.