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Napoli vs Barcelona live stream: how to watch the Europa League online and on TV, team news

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The Diego Maradona derby comes to the Italian stadium that bears el Pibe de Oro's name on Thursday night. Napoli host Barcelona in the second leg of a Europa League clash synonymous with the legendary Argentine, who memorably played for both clubs and lifted this trophy with the Italians in 1989. The tie is fascinatingly poised at 1-1 after a second-half Ferran Torres penalty cancelled out Piotr Zielinski's 29th-minute opener at the Camp Nou a week ago.

Make sure you know how to watch a Napoli vs Barcelona live stream from anywhere the world. US soccer fans can stream Napoli vs Barcelona free on Paramount+ with this 7-day free trial (opens in new tab). Don't forget to use a VPN (opens in new tab) if you're an American stuck outside the US.

Napoli vs Barcelona live stream

Date: Thursday 24th Feb 2022

Kick off: 8pm GMT / 3pm ET

Location: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples

Free stream trial: Paramount+ (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

US stream: Paramount+ (opens in new tab) ($5.99)

UK stream: BT Sport (opens in new tab)

AUS stream: Stan Sport (opens in new tab) (AU$20)

The teams are in and Napoli recall Mario Rui at left-back in place of Juan Jesus and Diego Demme returns in midfield. Piotr Zielinski also starts after opening the scoring a week ago, with captain Lorenzo Insigne starting from the left wing. Barcelona, meanwhile, make three changes from the first leg as Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo and Sergio Busquets come in for Oscar Mingueza, Eric Garcia and Nico. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the line up front for Xavi's side, with Adama Traore to his right and Ferran Torres to his left.

Unbeaten in all competitions since 22nd December, Napoli's backs-to-the-wall display a week ago earned the draw they so desperately wanted in order to return to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona's febrile atmosphere knowing any victory sees the Little Donkeys through. Napoli have dropped to third in Serie A, two points behind leaders AC Milan, after successive draws against Inter and lowly Cagliari but have a squad packed with talent. Kalidou Koulibaly is one of Europe's finest centre-backs, while Lorenzo Insigne was a crucial part of the Italy team that won Euro 2020 last summer.

Barça's well-documented problems have seen them demoted to the Europa League – they finished third in their Champions League group behind Bayern Munich and Benfica – but this is the only European trophy los Cules have never won and new boss Xavi will be desperate to complete the Blaugrana set with his first trophy in the dugout. The Camp Nou icon has steadied a listing ship impressively since replacing Ronald Koeman in November. Torres' penalty a week ago was his first for the club after joining in January from Manchester City, while fellow newbie Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened his Barça account with a lethal hat-trick in the weekend's 4-1 defeat of Valencia. 

And remember, there's no away goals anymore in UEFA competitions, so it's extra time and penalties if the scores are level at full-time.

It's an 8pm GMT kick-off at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona tonight, Thursday 24th February 2022. Read on for more details on how to watch a Napoli vs Barcelona live stream wherever you are in the world.

Watch a Napoli vs Barcelona free live stream

Napoli vs Barcelona live stream and how to watch the Champions League for free online and on TV

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Soccer fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch UEFA Europa League games live through Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) – and the first 7 days are free. After that, you'll pay $5.99 a month. No contract. Bargain, right? 

Napoli vs Barcelona starts at 3pm ET on Thursday.

Of course, Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) is only available within the US. Stuck abroad? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Napoli vs Barcelona Paramount+ 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
Watch UEFA Champions League and Europa League football for free with a 7-day free trial of Paramount Plus. You can choose from any of the Champions League and Europa League games. It's $5.99 per month once the trial expires. Cancel at any time.

Football fans in Canada can watch every Champions League, Europa League and Premier League game – including Napoli vs Barcelona – live on DAZN (opens in new tab).  

A subscription to the streaming service costs $20 (CAD) a month or $150 (CAD) a year.

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DAZN Canada: Watch Napoli vs Barcelona (opens in new tab)
DAZN Canada has the rights to every UEFA Europa League 2021/22 live stream, plus Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, Premier League, US Sports, Fightsports, and more. It's $20 (CAD) a month and you can cancel any time.


DAZN is only available within Canada so be sure to use a VPN (opens in new tab) if you're stuck abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it's reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Watch a Napoli vs Barcelona live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Napoli vs Barcelona live stream rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30 days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

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Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.

How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the UEFA Europa League, you may wish to choose 'USA' for Paramount +.

3. Then head over to Paramount+ (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the Napoli vs Barcelona live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, then do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

Watch Napoli vs Barcelona in Australia

If you're in Australia, local streaming service Stan Sport (opens in new tab) provides live coverage of the UEFA Europa League (including Napoli vs Barcelona), Champions League and Europa Conference League.

To begin with, there's a Stan 30-day free trial (opens in new tab). After that, you choose your base package and the necessary sport add-on costs AU$10 a month on top (so, from $20 a month in total). 

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.

You can download the Stan app for Android and iOS devices. Fetch TV, Apple TV, Android TV, most smart TVs, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast also carry the app for smart TV viewing. You can watch Stan live streams through Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge browsers and, lastly, it's also available on Xbox and PlayStation.

Watch Napoli vs Barcelona in the UK

Napoli vs Barcelona live stream and how to watch the Champions League for free online and on TV

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Rights to show the UEFA Europa League in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you'll also be able to watch the Champions League. 

Napoli vs Barcelona will be shown on BT Sport ESPN (HD). The build up starts once coverage of Bodo/Glimt vs Celtic finishes, with an 8pm GMT kick-off.

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BT Sport for existing BT TV customers from £15 (opens in new tab)
Upgrading to all four BT Sport channels is no big deal if you’re already a BT customer. Those with BT TV already can access the channels for £15 per month. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.

New BT broadband and BT TV customers get access to some great deals including BT Sport while existing BT customers can upgrade to the sport channels for as little as £15 per month.

Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £20 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing. It's also worth looking out for bundled Sky Sports and BT Sport deals.

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Sky TV customers can add the BT Sport channels to their TV package for £20 per month on a 24-month contract. This gets you instant access to the BT Sport app.

However you subscribe to BT Sport, though, you will get access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app, so you can watch on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN (opens in new tab) .

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BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media £18 per month (opens in new tab)
The BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media is a £18 bolt-on, at the time of writing. It brings coverage of football, rugby, cricket, UFC and more, plus access to BT Sport Ultra HD for 4K viewing. You can cancel the subscription at any time.

Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they're getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £69 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles. (opens in new tab)

BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass. No contract required.

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BT Sport Monthly Pass £25 per month (opens in new tab)
Enjoy the Europa League, Champions League, FA Cup, Premier League and more in 4K HDR, all contract-free through the BT Sport app on games consoles, Apple TV and Samsung TVs. You do not need to be a BT customer and can opt out at any time.

Europa League 2021/22 fixtures

Napoli vs Barcelona live stream and how to watch the Champions League for free online and on TV

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All kick-off times are in GMT

Round of 32 (second leg) – Thursday 24th February 2022

17:45 - Dinamo Zagreb vs Sevilla
17:45 - Lazio vs FC Porto
17:45 - Olympiakos vs Atalanta
17:45 - Real Sociedad vs RB Leipzig
20:00 - Napoli vs Barcelona
20:00 - Rangers vs Borussia Dortmund
20:00 - Real Betis vs Zenit St Petersburg
20:00 - Sporting Braga vs Sheriff Tiraspol
Round of 16

First leg: 10th March 2022
Second leg: 17th March 2022

Quarter finals

First leg: 7th April 2022
Second leg: 14th April 2022

Semi finals

First leg: 28th April 2022
Second leg: 5th May 2022

Final

5pm GMT - 26th May 2022

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