The Champions League match between FC Barcelona and Juventus of Turin, corresponding to the sixth day of the group stage could have the presence of a maximum of 5,000 spectators for the next one December 8, in the event that the health and safety protocols that the Barça club has sent to the Generalitat of Catalonia are validated.
This is how he advanced this Thursday Gerard figueras, Secretary General of Sport of the Generalitat of Catalonia, in statements to EFE. “For the game against Juventus, unless the epidemiological situation is much worse, I would say that the protocols may be ready for Barcelona may have public“, he indicated.
Figueras commented that the Barça entity has taken a “little longer” to present the health and safety protocols than other clubs (such as Joventut, in basketball; or Fraikin Granollers, in handball, for example), which can already host European matches with part of the capacity of their facility.
“The protocol for welcoming spectators at the Camp NouIt can only be applied in international competition, in Champions League matches. As regards LaLiga, the protocol is set by the Government and at the moment it has not foreseen any will to change the criteria, “I assure you.
The Catalan sports secretary commented that once Barcelona has accredited that it will incorporate the protocols established in Champions League matches at the Camp Nou, specifically the technical recommendations delivered this Thursday, then it will be able to welcome spectators in its stadium.
But with a nuance: “Barça established an escalation of spectators (1,000, 3,000, 5,000 and 10,0000), and We suggest that you have to watch match by match. We will start with a starting figure that does not necessarily have to be 1,000, we could place ourselves at 3,000 or in 5,000 spectators“.
Subsequently, it would be assessed how the first entry by the public has worked and also how the specific epidemiological situation is evolving. “Based on that, in the next match it will be assessed whether the interval of 5,000 spectators will increase or we stay at the same figure, “he said.
For this reason, Figueras predicts that the ‘Champions’ match in which Barça will close the group stage (December 8, Juventus de Turin), and “Unless the epidemiological situation is much worse, the protocols may be ready so that Barça can have an audience“.