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Barça must vindicate itself as a visitor in the Champions League

Published:1/10/2023 - 16:48h

Updated:1/10/2023 - 16:53h

Barça started its participation in the Champions League positively with a win over Antwerp. Now, on the second day of the competition, they will face Porto as a visitor, with the aim of obtaining a victory that will allow them to improve their poor performance as a foreigner

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The FC Barcelona will confront this Wednesday 04/10 to a hard appointment in the Stadium do Dragãor against the Port wine. It is a meeting in which the combined Barcelona plays the provisional leadership of the Group H in the UEFA Champions League and will look for to begin to change a register that has not been him very favourable in past seasons.

From the season 2014/2015, period where the Catalans achieved his last 'Orejona', the Barça has contested 35 parties like visitor, of which only has won 15, empatado 10 and stray 10 more. Varied of these duels have been memorables fusses for the square of the Catalan capital, leaving clear that if they want to recover his intimidating paper in European competitions, have to begin to obtain positive results in his visits.

How it has gone him recently to the Barça like visitor in Champions?

In the campaign 2022/2023, the first in which Xavi Hernández directed to the FC Barcelona of palmo to palmo, the Barça did not attain to win in his visits to the Allianz Sand (2-0 in favour of the Bayern Munich) neither to Giuseppe Meazza (1-0 in favour of the Inter of Milan), where in addition to not adding victories, the goals shined by his absence.

In the 2021/2022, the cast blaugrana neither could surpass to the SL Benfica (3-0) neither to the Bayern (3-0), suffering defeats been bulky and showing a fault of efficiency in attack. Although in the season 2020/2021 obtained resulted 'positive' against big clubs, like the victory in front of the Juventus in the phase of groups in Turín (0-2) and the tie in eighth against the PSG (1-1), although afterwards the Parisians did of his in the Camp Nou and imposed with an incontestable 1-4.

Besides, in the recent record of the FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, can stand out hard defeats like visitor. For example, the sounded defeat in front of the Paris Saint-Germain by 4-0 in the eighth of final of the edition 2016-2017, that only could trace back with a historical 6-1 in the Park of The Princes to access to the following phase. Already in the quarter-finals, this year, the Barça went back to fall like visitor with a 3-0 in front of the Juventus, and in the party of turn in the Camp Nou did not attain to convert annotations, what resulted in his elimination.

Rome and Anfield, the 'fusses' more rememorados

Finally, but no less important, is worthwhile to remember the disasters in Rome and in Anfield. In the case of Rome in 2018, the Barcelona cast travelled to the Olympic Stadium after winning by 4-1 home, but in Italian territory, the result revirtió with a 3-0, sealed with the remembered goal of Kostas Manolas to the minute 82.

In Anfield the situation was different. After a solid victory by 3-0 in the Camp Nou, the party in English territory was unlucky, since it finished 4-0. Besides, Ousmane Dembélé failed a clear occasion that it could have defined the meeting, and the so many of the 'Reds' arrived in unusual situations, especially the last target, that was resulted of a picardía of Trent Alexander Arnold when earning a shot of corner while the defence culé was distracted.

When they will give the duels in condition of visitor of the Barça in this edition of the Champions League?

The FC Barcelona will look for to begin of positive way his way like visitor in this edition of the Champions League 2023/2024. Will have at least three visits, the first against the Port wine in the Stadium do Dragãor, afterwards against the Shakhtar Donetsk the 07/11 in the Volksparkstadion and will close the phase of groups against the Amberes the 13/12 in the Bosuilstadion.

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