Barcelona vs Benfica | Match Info & Preview


Barcelona vs Benfica

Match Info

Date

24 Nov 2021

Time

1:30 AM IST | [UTC +5:30]

Competition

Champions League

Stadium

Camp Nou

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 Match Lineup



⭕ Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Araújo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba, De Jong, Busquets, Nico, Gavi, Depay, Demir.

⭕ Benfica XI: Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Almeida, Weigl, Mário, Grimaldo, Rafa, Yaremchuk, Everton. .



Match Result



⭕FT : Barcelona | 0 - 0 | Benfica



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⭕ Match Preview

⛳ Interesting Statistics

  • Barcelona have only won 2 of their last 7 matches in the Champions League.
  • Barca have lost 3 of their last 4 home games in the Champions League.
  • Benfica have only won one of their last 5 matches in the Champions League.
  • Benfica have won just one of their last 10 away games in the Champions League.
  • The two coaches, Jorge Jesus and Xavi Hernandez have never met before.
  • This is Xavi's debut in the Champions League as a coach.
  • Jesus' record against Barcelona: 5 games, 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses.
  • This match will be led by the referee from Russia, Sergey Karasev.
  • Karasev is an experienced referee who has refereed in the Champions League since the 2012-13 season.
  • This season Karasev has led 3 Champions League matches with a record 3 yellow cards and 1 red card.
  • Barcelona's record when refereed Karasev: 3 matches, 3 wins.
  • This is the first time Benfica have been visited by Karasev.

♦️ KEY PLAYERS

Barcelona
Top Scorer: Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati (1 gol)
Top Assist: Jordi Alba (1 assist)
Top Rating: Clement Lenglet (7,17)

Benfica
Top Scorer: Darwin Nunez (3 gol)
Top Assist: Julian Weigl, Joao Mario, Alex Grimaldo (1 assist)
Top Rating: Julian Weigl (7,04)

*Statistics in the 2021-22 Champions League According to WhoScored

♦️ TEAM SECOND NEWS

Barcelona: Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, Ousmane Dembele, Pedri, Ansu Fati, Sergino Dest relented. Dani Alves in January.
Benfica: Lucas Verissimo, Rodrigo Pinho had given way.

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