Barcelona vs Benfica: UCL Match Preview, Lineups, And Dream11 Team Prediction
Barcelona vs Benfica is the upcoming fixture as Barcelona hosts Benfica at Camp Nou on 24th Nov in the Champions League. Read the full match preview, lineups, and Dream11 team prediction.
A win in today's fixture will ensure the round of 16 qualifications for Barcelona. However, The Catalans will keep in mind what happened in their previous encounter with Benfica. The Portuguese Giants overthrew Barcelona 3-0 in their previous meet last month. But Barcelona is back with new management as Xavi is confident enough to get the 3 points out of this match. On the other hand, Benfica will be looking to complete the double over Barcelona as it will keep their qualification hopes alive.
Barcelona vs Benfica: Group E- UCL Match Details
Date – 24/11/2021
Time – 1:30 AM
Venue – Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Where to watch in India – Sony Network and Jio TV.
Referee – Sergei Karasev (Russia)
Assistant referees – Igor Demeshko (Russia), Maksim Gavrilin (Russia)
With Bayern Munich already qualified with no issues, Barcelona is also slowly stepping forward towards qualification. The Catalans under Koeman were humiliated by Benfica as they bombed 3 past Barca defence. However, the trip to Dynamo Kyiv on matchday four, ended 1-0 in Barcelona's favor thanks to Ansu Fati's brilliant finish.
Xavi's Barcelona journey has begun with Espanyol in the Barcelona derby, which he won after the 48th-minute penalty from Depay. Which starts the Xavi reign off to a winning start. Currently second in the Group with six points under their belt. Barca is at risk of losing out on the qualifications. A Benfica win will surely disrupt the plans for Barcelona.
No one is suspended for the upcoming fixture
Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, Ousmane Dembele, and Ansu Fati are all set to remain on the sideline.
Sergino Dest and Ronald Araujo are back in training and are hopeful to start.
Barcelona recent form in all competitions – L D W D W
On the other hand, Benfica's eye-catching 3-0 thrashing of Barcelona on matchday 2 was not enough. As Bayern Munich did a double over the Portuguese giant. And their hopes of a place in the Champions League knockout rounds are now under threat. Jorge Jesus's side will be looking to grab all the 3 points and complete the double over Barcelona. As a win will slip them into second place. With back-to-back wins in the Primeira Liga and Taça De Portugal. Benfica is surely in high confidence before their upcoming fixture.
No one is suspended for the upcoming match.
Lucas Verissimo remains sidelined with a knee problem. Joao Mario and Nemanja Radonjic are also set to miss out on today's fixture.
As for Benfica, Valentino Lazaro, Andre Almeida, Roman Yaremchuk and Pizzi have returned to the pile of trade for selection.
Benfica recent form in all competitions – D D L W W
Barcelona vs Benfica Head-to-Head
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Pique, Araujo, Alba; Gavi, Busquets, De Jong; Dest, Depay, Coutinho
Benfica: Vlachodimos; Otamendi, Morato, Vertonghen; Gilberto, Pizzi, Weigl, Grimaldo; Silva, Yaremchuk, Nunez