Barcelona will play on the road against Benfica Lisbon in the second round of the Champions League group stage. The match will take place on September 29.
Benfica have never lost this season, although they are almost two months behind. The Lisbon club got into the UCL group stage through qualification. First, the Eagles beat Spartak Moscow, and then passed PSV Eindhoven.
In the main tournament, Benfica drew with Dynamo Kiev in the first round. The match in the capital of Ukraine ended with a score of 0: 0. At the last minute, the Portuguese conceded a goal, which was canceled after watching the video. Jorge Jesus’ team definitely did not deserve defeat .
In the Portuguese championship , Benfica has not yet lost a single point, having won seven consecutive victories. Over the weekend, the Eagles beat Vitoria Guimaraes (3: 1), and the Ukrainian forward Roman Yaremchuk scored the double.
Benfica have never conceded more than one goal this season.
Meanwhile, in Barcelona, as usual, “heat”. At first, everyone discussed the departure of Leo Messi, and now Ronald Koeman has become the main figure .
After a crushing defeat to Bayern (0: 3) in the first round, the Spanish media began to write almost every day that the Dutchman was about to be fired. On the one hand, there may be a reason, but at the same time it cannot be denied that Barça also has serious staffing problems.
In the matches of La Liga against Granada and Cadiz, which ended in a draw, the composition of the Catalan club was very far from optimal. It would be strange to blame Kuman for this situation.
Barcelona interrupted a series of three matches without victories last Sunday, beating Levante at home (3: 0). The main event wasreturn of Ansu Fati… The new tenth number of the Catalans appeared on the field shortly before the final whistle, but still managed to score. It was very impressive, there was not so much joy at the Camp Nou for a long time.
You can bet on Benfica in this match for 2.95 , 1xbet app download offer a draw for 3.50 , and a win for Barcelona – for 2.50 .
Forecast and rate
Barça have become a very unpredictable team. Especially now that Koeman really can’t count on all the major players. But there is a feeling that now that Fati has finally recovered, it will be easier.