Bartomeu: “Playing Napoli behind closed doors will cost Barcelona €6m.”

Barcelona’s last-16 Champions League match against Napoli will be played at an empty Camp Nou on March 18, the club has confirmed. President Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that the decision will cost the club €6m.

There is, of course, an economic loss,” Bartomeu said. “Not only for Barcelona but for every club that has to play behind closed doors. It is everyone’s problem and money is a secondary factor, health comes first. Barcelona will lose around €6m. Obviously there is regret as it affects club members, fans and the world of football. We are in the middle of a unique situation.”

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