Preview: Benfica and Barcelona accommodated Tuesday in the additional accumulation bold of the Champions League. Barcelona is currently top of the accumulation afterwards their improvement achieved over Spartak Moscow at home, while Benfica played to a 0-0 draw adjoin Celtic in their aboriginal bold (via ESPN Soccernet).
While the Catalan ancillary is assertive favorites to go through to the knockout rounds, the actual three teams will action it out for additional place. Even a tie at home adjoin Barcelona would be an absolute aftereffect for the Eagles, and they will absolutely be aiming for that or better.
Both abandon are better in both their calm and Champions League amateur appropriately far, and that should accomplish for an arresting encounter. Below is the aggregation account and projected lineups for Benfica vs. Barcelona.
Benfica Aggregation News
Benfica absent two of its best players, Javi Garcia and Axel Witsel, during the summer alteration window, but that has not chock-full them from topping the Portuguese table.
The Champions League is an area the club will feel the after effect of an accident those players even added and those players will absolutely be absent adjoin Barcelona.
Benfica will aswell be after arresting bedrock Luisao, who has been banned from all competitions for two months, and Oscar Cardozo due to injury.