What is the form of Napoli in contrast to Barcelona's?
Napoli in the last 10 matches: 7W 0D 3L.
Barcelona in the last 10 matches: 7W 0D 3L.
What is the head to head record of Napoli vs Barcelona?
The upcoming clash between Napoli and Barcelona will be the very first of its kind as the two sides have never met in any competition before.
Team news: who is injured, suspended or available for Napoli vs Barcelona?
Barcelona will be without long-term injury absentees Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele when it travels to Naples on Tuesday. Full-back Jordi Alba also remains sidelined with an injury and so is Sergi Roberto. New-boy Martin Braithwaite traveled with the squad to Italy but will sit out the clash as he was not registered for the competition.
For Napoli, Elseid Hysaj is available for selection after a brief injury spell. However, Fernando Llorente and Kalidou Koulibaly have both been left out of his 21-man squad with both players catching a flu.
Predicted line up of Napoli vs Barcelona
Napoli: Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Rui; Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski; Politano, Milik, Insigne
Barcelona: ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Firpo; de Jong, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Griezmann, Fati.
Napoli has been eliminated in its two previous European Cup/Champions League two-legged ties with Spanish opposition. Both games were against Real Madrid.
Barca's most recent win against an Italian club in the Champions League knockout stages was in 2006. The Catalans beat AC Milan 1-0 in an encounter which saw current Napoli manager Gattuso in action for the Rossoneri.
Napoli has been to the Champions League knockout stages three times in its last six appearances. Nevertheless, it has failed to progress further than the Round of 16 on all occassions.
Barcelona has qualified from the Champions League Round of 16 in each of its last 12 seasons, the longest run in the history of the competition.
What are the managers saying ahead of Napoli vs Barcelona?
Gennaro Gattuso, Napoli: "You need to stand up to Barcelona," head coach Gattuso said at his pre-match news conference.
"I want to see a lively team that plays without worry and with joy until the end. I want a Napoli side that are not afraid.
"We haven't played great at the San Paolo in recent weeks, except against Juventus, so I want to see a team that knows how to battle. It is fair to have respect for the opponent, but not fear.
"I read that I would prepare a cage to stop Messi. It is not so, we need the collective to play the game and remember that there is not only Messi on the field.
"Lorenzo Insigne said that Messi is a great player. He does things that I see only those who play the Play Station do, he has incredible quality.
"And he's not only great at a footballing level. He is the greatest for how he has conducted his career. He's an example for kids to follow. He never says anything inappropriate.
"You can't stop Messi, but in these moments my players have to try. We are playing against Barcelona, it is not only Messi.
"It doesn't make sense to have a player man mark Messi but we will try some things in training and then we will see."
Quique Setien, Barcelona: "All teams tend to do their best [against us]. It will be a complicated game for both of them, [but] I'm expecting the best Napoli.
"We have already seen what they are capable of doing, overcoming big rivals. Now they will give us an extraordinary version [of themselves]."
Broadcast information for Napoli vs Barcelona
In United States, the UEFA Champions League clash will be available on TUDN en Vivo, UniMás, B/R Live, TUDN USA and Univision NOW.
Fans in UK can catch the game live on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport Live. An audio stream will be available on Talksport 2 Radio UK.
In Spain, watch Napoli vs Barcelona live on Movistar Liga de Campeones, Mitele Plus and Movistar+.
Viewers in Italy will have the game on NOW TV, SKY Go Italia, Sky Sport Uno and Sky Calcio 2.
Living in a different territory? Check below for the official broadcast lisitings for your country:
Napoli vs Barcelona Broadcast Information
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo (Napoli)
France: RMC Sport 1, RMC Sport en direct
Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
India: SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD
Italy: Sky Sport Uno, NOW TV, SKY Go Italia, Sky Calcio 2
Malaysia: beIN Sports Connect Malaysia
Netherlands: Veronica TV, Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Nigeria: Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, DStv Now, SuperSport 3 Africa, SuperSport 12
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Mitele Plus, Movistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey, beIN Sports 2 Turkey, Digiturk Play
United Kingdom: BT Sport 3, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BT Sport Live
United States: UniMás, fuboTV, B/R Live, TUDN USA, Univision NOW, TUDN en Vivo