BARÇA CAN NOT FAIL IN LISBON
Everything you need to know about Benfica-FC Barcelona of Champions League
Published:28/09/2021 - 16:00h
Updated:29/09/2021 - 19:56h
FC Barcelona will visit Benfica this Wednesday to play their second game of this group stage of the Champions League. After starting losing to Bayern, the Catalans cannot fail again and will go out to win so as not to complicate their move to the second round
The FC Barcelona visits this Wednesday from the 21:00 hours of the night to the Benfica in the Stadium Gives Light of Lisbon. The Barcelona confront to one of the teams more in shape of Europe in this day two of the Champions League. The Portuguese are imparables in the League US in these moments and in front of his fans will be a very hard rival for the picture barcelonista.
After falling goleados against the Bayern of Munich two weeks ago in a crash in which the Catalans not even kicked between the three sticks, the ones of Ronald Koeman need to add the three points in front of the lusos. In spite of that it still is very soon to alarm , another 'prick' would complicate the pass to eighth of final and therefore the Barça has to go out with everything to add his first triumph in this League of Champions.
In these moments, the Barcelona occupies the last square of his group by behind Benfica and Dinamo of Kiev, that have a point after empatar in the first day. Win this Wednesday would suppose to put second with almost total security waiting for seeing what does the Bayern in front of the Ukrainians. But in addition to the points and of the jump in the classification, win would suppose a subidón important of morals of face to what is for arriving.
It is necessary to stand out that the Benfica is leader in Portugal with seven victories in seven parties, by what still does not know what is to lose this season. The Barça expects to turn into the first team in beating to the 'eagles' this course and therefore Koeman will take out an eleven competitive to the field. After completing against the Raise the Sunday the best meeting of this campaign, expects that the technician bet by the same base of footballers.
An eleven with some changes
In defence, after confirming that Jordi Alba has not recovered to time to travel, everything aims that there will be a change with regard to the alignment in front of the 'granotas'. Ronald Araújo, MVP of the Barcelona this month of September, will return after being acting in League beside Gerard Hammered, that in principle will be his couple. Óscar Mingueza and Sergiño Dest would repeat in the sides, with the American again in left, that is where more is shining since it plays in the Barça.
In the centre of the field will go back with security Frenkie of Jong after fulfilling his party of sanction and Sergio Busquets, in principle, will be after him. The another inner seems that it will be Gavi, that was remarkable in Cádiz the past week and that happened to the excellent in front of the Raise. However, Pedri already is recovered of his injury and can not descartar that it begin of start after going in in the list of summoned.
In the forward, Luuk of Jong and Memphis Depay seem to have a place ensured and Yusuf Demir and Philippe Coutinho would be those that would litigate by the another. The Brazilian, title the past Sunday, would split with advantage, although it could happen anything. In fact, it would not be 100% descartable the change of system so that it went in Pedri in case that the míster of Zaandam do not want to do without Gavi. Ansu Fati, that was the feeling in his comeback against the Valencians, seems that it will expect in the bench and will have minutes in the second time.
The Benfica will go out with everything in his stadium
By his part, expects that the Benfica kickoff this eleven against the Barça: Vlachodimos; Veríssimo, Otamendi, Vertoghen; Lázaro, Weigl, Joao Mario, Grimaldo; Yaremchuk, Rafa Silva and Darwin Núñez. It would be the classical diagram of the Portuguese of three head offices, two carrileros, two midfield players and three attackers. A dangerous training that Jorge Jesus, trainer of the picture luso, dominates wonderfully and that it could cause him problems to the Barcelona.
Darwin Núñez antoja like one of the players to which the culés would have to follow closely. The Uruguayan carries 4 goals in the last four parties and is to a big level in these moments. Besides, Lázaro and especially Grimaldo are dangerous in band and the sides will have to have take care. Also it will be necessary to control to the habilidoso Rafael Silva and to Yaremchuk, that comes to mark a doublet in League and that it is the reference of the team.
Technical index card of the party: Benfica-FC Barcelona
- Party: Benfica-FC Barcelona
- Competition: Champions League
- Stadium: it Gives Luz
- Television: Wednesday, 29 September to the 21:00 hours (Spain)
- Calendar 2021-2022: League Santander, Champions League, Glass of Rey