Quique Setien urges Uefa to let Barcelona play Napoli at Camp Nou

Barca held the Italians to a 1-1 draw in February's first leg at partisan San Paolo

Barcelona manager Quique Setien has urged Uefa to allow the Catalans' Champions League last-16, second leg against Napoli to be played at Camp Nou rather a neutral venue.

Barca held the Italians to a 1-1 draw in February's first leg at partisan San Paolo but the return leg was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I want to play the game in our stadium because if we don't we give an advantage to our opponents who played the first leg in their stadium and with loads of supporters roaring them on," Setien said ahead of Barca's La Liga visit to Sevilla on Friday.

The Barca-Napoli match is one of four ties - Manchester City v Real Madrid, Bayern Munich v Chelsea, Juventus v Lyon are the others - that still need to be settled before the quarter-finals can begin.

Uefa announced on Wednesday that it will hold a 'final eight' tournament in Lisbon in August with the quarter-finals and semi-finals one-legged affairs instead of the traditional two.

European football's governing body says the venues for the remaining last-16 ties will be finalised before the quarter-final draw on July 10.

Setien said he was against the idea of playing the ties from the last-eight onwards over one game.

"I think it's worse and not just for Barca but for everyone. With two matches you can resolve an accident, now everything will be at stake," he added.

"I'd prefer two legs but this is what Uefa has decided to do and we have to adapt."

Barca have won their first two matches since La Liga returned from a three-month hiatus due to the pandemic but Setien conceded the match at Sevilla will be their sternest test yet.

"We're playing the team that is third in the league, at their stadium and they are going to make life very difficult for us," added the coach, who also confirmed Sergi Roberto and Frenkie de Jong will miss the match due to injuries.

"We'll have to put in an excellent performance to win and if we do so it will be a huge boost for our confidence."

The Catalans lead Real Madrid by five points although Real have a game in hand against Valencia on Thursday.