However, league authorities and Juventus have indicated the game should go ahead, raising the prospect of Napoli being handed a 3-0 loss by the league judge for failing to show.
Messi in the 23rd minute got the ball in the right-hand corner of Napoli's penalty area, wriggled past three defenders and then lost his balance for a moment. He, however, picked himself up and managed to curl the ball into the far corner.
Messi netted Barcelona's second goal in the 3-1 victory that sent the Spanish side past Napoli on a 4-2 aggregate score on Saturday.
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The match will be played five months after the Spanish side earned a 1-1 draw at Napoli before the pandemic brought most sports to a halt.
Gattuso said he tried to catch Messi when he was at AC Milan during his playing days with 10-15 kilograms less than today.
The Barcelona-Napoli game is scheduled for Aug. 8. The first leg of the round-of-16 encounter finished 1-1 in Naples in February. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals in Lisbon, Portugal.
Atalanta remained a point behind second-place Inter, which beat Napoli 2-0. Inter visit Atalanta in their last match on Saturday.
Lionel Messi didn't hold back his anger after Barcelona conceded another disappointing defeat , as their title defence came to an end last night.
Luca Toni criticised Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo after his team were beaten by Napoli in Coppa Italia final recently.
Arkadiusz Milik converted the decisive spot-kick in a penalty shootout as Napoli won their sixth Italian Cup following a 0-0 draw with Juventus on Wednesday.
Dries Mertens scored the only goal for Napoli and also became the club's top-scorer as the side entered the final of Italian Cup.
There has been no sport in Italy since March 9 as a result of the spread of coronavirus, with the Serie A initially going behind closed doors before the shutdown occurred.
The Spanish club said no fans will be allowed in to watch the match at Camp Nou on March 18. The teams drew 1-1 in the first leg in Italy.
Antoine Griezmann equalized for Barcelona near the hour mark to earn a draw and a crucial away goal as Barcelona and Napoli played out a 1-1 draw Naples.
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Messi and Barcelona will face Napoli at the San Paolo Stadium in the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday.
Fabián Ruiz curled in a spectacular shot from beyond the area for the winner after a penalty kick from Lorenzo Insigne canceled out Jhon Chancellor’s goal for Brescia.
Fabian Ruiz's goal helped Napoli beat Inter Milan 1-0 in the first leg of the Italian Cup semis on Wednesday.