Barça de Xavi can’t do it in the Champions League and finds themselves in big trouble

Barça had to react in the Champions League, having to travel to Bayern during the last group day. But the Catalans did not succeed.


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Two points ahead of the Benfica, third, the FC Barcelona could take a decisive lead: it was “enough” to win against Jan Vertonghen (holder) and his teammates, to get to Bayern Munich on the last day without risk. It won’t go as planned for Xavi, who was making his debut as a Champions League coach.

The first half served as a warning: if Gavi and Alba each offered a great opportunity, Benfica came close to opening the scoring via Demir and above all Nicolas Otamendi who sees his nice goal being refused: the ball … was out on the given corner. Demir then touches the bar of ter Stegen (43rd). Barcelona woke up in the second half, Vlachodimos had to make a good save and Nicolas Araujo was also denied a goal for offside (83rd).

Nothing will do: a goalless draw that completely suits Benfica since the Lisbonites will host Dynamo Kiev for their last match. Ukrainians demobilized because eliminated, while Barça will therefore go to Bayern Munich …

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