Barcelona predicted lineup vs Benfica: Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Livestream- UCL 2021/22, Group E Matchday 5

The Catalan giants have it all on the line when they take on the Portuguese giants in Benfica this week. And Alley Sport brings you the Barcelona predicted lineup vs Benfica, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Livestream as we look into this UCL 2021/22, Group E Matchday 5 encounter in Spain.

Barcelona vs Benfica Preview and Livestream

Barcelona have been a shadow of themselves ever since Lionel Messi has left them to join PSG in the summer. They are now on the verge of missing out on the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League- an unthinkable possibility for a team of their stature. They lost to Benfica in their reverse fixture by a 3-0 scoreline but beat Dynamo Kiev home and away to have a chance at progression.

Benfica are just 2 points behind them in 3rd and if they beat them at Camp Nou, they would consider themselves qualified considering they have Dynamo Kiev on matchday 6. And with the Spaniards taking on Bayern in their last game of the group stages, elimination is a real possibility in the group stages. But with Xavi now in charge, their luck could be turning.

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Benfica, gameweek 5, UCL 2021/22. Image Credits- The Indian Express
Barcelona predicted lineup vs Benfica, gameweek 5, UCL 2021/22. Image Credits- The Indian Express

Barcelona vs SL Benfica takes place at the historic Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday, 23rd November 2021 at 08:00 PM GMT. This means that the game will start at 04:00 PM EST and 01:00 PM PST on the same day- 23rd November. The Indian fans will see the game kick-off at 01:30 AM IST on Wednesday, 24th November.

The match will be shown on BT Sport channels in the United Kingdom, who are the official broadcasters of the UEFA Champions League in that region. The broadcasting rights of the UCL in the USA lies with CBS and Univision network and for fans in India, the UEFA Champions League will be broadcasted live on the Sony Pictures Network and will be streaming live on the Sony Liv app on iOS and Android.

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Benfica and Team News

Barcelona have some high-profile attackers out for the game. Sergio Aguero, their star signing from Manchester City in the summer, has had physical discomfort that may rule him out of playing football ever again. Martin Braithwaite suffers from a knee injury while Sergino Dest is also a doubt to start with a back issue. Ansu Fati continues to sit out with a hamstring problem.

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Benfica, November 2021. Image Credits- Barca Universal
Barcelona predicted lineup vs Benfica, November 2021. Image Credits- Barca Universal

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Benfica formation: 4-3-3

GK: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen

RB: Sergio Roberto

CB: Gerard Pique

CB: Clement Lenglet

LB: Jordi Alba

CDM: Sergio Busquest

CM:  Frenkie De Jong

CM: Gavi

RW: Pedri

ST: Memphis Depay

LW: Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona vs Benfica Prediction

Barcelona are one of the top teams in Europe despite their slump in form. At Camp Nou, they are near unbeatable and Benfica would be wary of that. The Portuguese side would also be aware that a draw can do the job because then if they beat Kiev and Barcelona don’t beat Bayern, they will progress. And we believe they have enough to get a 1-1 draw here.

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