Barcelona fail to beat Benfica in a goalless match and depend on themselves to get through to the round

Barcelona has didn’t beat Benfica in Xavi’s Champions League debut, so they are going to be compelled to beat Bayern on the Allianz Area or await Benfica to fail to attain in opposition to Dinamo Kyiv.

The debut of Xavi Hernandez within the Champions League has not been all expectations. Barcelona has didn’t win in opposition to Benfica in a match that always the Catalans dominated with a 0-0 consequence.

The good first half of Barcelona, regardless of the state of the pitch with the massive quantity of rain that has fallen within the metropolis. The sport started with a dominating Barcelona who barely let Benfica depart their subject. Frenkie de Jong, Araújo, Nico, and Gavi have been key within the first half for Barcelona’s assault. Regardless of not having had an ideal first half, Benficait marked an actual objective in a play that might be annulled instantly by leaving the ball outdoors the bounds of the sector within the middle of the nook. The followers cheered with nice enthusiasm each time Barcelona approached the objective of Vlachodimos, one thing that had not been seen within the Catalan fiefdom for a very long time.

Nonetheless, the second half started asleep these of Xavi Hernández. It was tough for them to start out the harmful assault regardless of Benfica’s weak spot all through the sport. The Catalans dominated the sport however couldn’t discover a method to cross Vlachodimos’ objective. Ronald Araújo was key all through the sport, even scoring a objective on the degree of his genuine recreation that the referee lastly annulled as a result of superior place of the Uruguayan central defender.

The ‘Xavi period’ begins

The Terrassa coach made his Barcelona debut final Saturday within the Catalan derby in opposition to RCD Espanyol on the Camp Nou. The sport was determined with a nonetheless controversial penalty from ‘Lele’ Cabrera over Memphis at first of the second half in a match by which Espanyol ended up forgiving within the ultimate minutes.

Nonetheless, immediately he has not managed to exceed the expectations of the lead to his debut within the Champions League in opposition to Benfica on the Camp Nou, earlier than followers which have all their hopes positioned on Xavi Hernández for the ‘ outdated Barça ‘ to return.

Barcelona relies on itself

The set of Xavi Hernandez now relies on himself after a goalless draw match in opposition to Benfica. Their qualification for the eighth-finals will rely upon beating Bayern on the Allianz Area, a feat that will probably be very tough contemplating the extent that the German crew continues to take care of. It will even be helpful if Benfica didn’t rating in opposition to Dynamo Kyiv.

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