FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica, Preview, Prediction, Latest Team News, Livestream: UCL 2021/22 Gameweek 2

FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica
FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica

Spanish giants, FC Barcelona will be looking to set the records straight in their UCL campaign, as Alley Sport brings FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica and insights to their upcoming UEFA Champions League Group E encounter.

FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica.
FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica. Image Credits: Sky Sports

A tumultuous summer transfer window where they lost their legendary talisman Lionel Messi, deep in financial troubles has really signaled a change of guard. The signings of Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia along with a current crop of young talent in attacker Ansu Fati have all the Catalan supporters on edge with nervous concern.

They have started their bid for another La Liga title on a less than positive note, sitting on the 7th spot outside the European spots trailing both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. They only added more fuel to the competitive fire of fans, as Barca has made a difficult start to their UEFA Champions League group stage campaign.

FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica: Preview

FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica
FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica. Image Credits: Barca Blaugranes

The Catalan club has made the worst start possible to their Champions League campaign losing at home in Camp Nou against Bayern Munich. The match saw its first goal in the 34th minute when Thomas Mueller opened the scoring on a poor defensive effort by Barcelona defenders. Robert Lewandowski bagged a second-half brace to compound misery on the Barca faithful and lose all three valuable points in Group E.

The game did not go exactly to plan as they sit at the bottom of Group E, with the heavy defeat increasing more pressure on Koeman’s tenure as Barcelona manager. A shambolic performance full of negative individual performances, at home in front of the supporters, was reminiscent of the 8-2 drubbing by Bayern almost 2 years ago. On Matchday 2, Barca will be facing a Benfica side, that will be looking for a big upset as their currently in top form domestically in the Primeira Liga. But this time all 3 points will be up for grabs in this all-important clash for the Catalan giants.

FC Barcelona vs SL Benfica: Prediction

Barcelona despite their poor for will be the favorites going into the tie because they have so much great talent in their ranks with the likes of Memphis Depay, De Jong, and Pedri leading the charge. My prediction for the game would be a close 2-0 victory for the Spanish club in Lisbon, as Ronald Koeman and his team will be looking for a resurgent and statement victory in Europe’s finest competition.

Benfica is a team capable of springing up surprise results, they are a tricky team who can press high, with their tactical counter-attacking style of football. But the talent within this Barca squad all over the pitch would be hard for any team to counter and stop at least among their own Group.

FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica : Latest Team News

FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica
FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica. Image Credits: FC Barcalone

Barca’s squad faces quite a few injury problems with players like attackers Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, and Ousmane Dembele all out long term. Midfielders Pedri and Ansu Fati and defender Jordi Alba are also expected to miss out due to serious injuries. However, the rest of the Catalan club’s players are expected to be ready to face any adversity they might come across in their bid to make it to the matchday teamsheet later this month.

They still possess one of the World’s bright young talents in Memphis Depay who will partner Luuk De Jong as they are expected to once again lead their attack against SL Benfica. A well-drilled Benfica defense will be hoping to improve on their performance from Matchweek 1. Sergio Busquets will be anchoring up alongside Frenkie De Jong and Jordi Alba at the heart of midfield.

FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica

Here’s our FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica-

Formation: 3-1-4-2

GK: Marc-André ter Stegen

CB: Eric García

CB: Ronald Araújo

CB: Gerard Piqué

CDM: Sergio Busquets

RCM: Jordi Alba

LCM: Frenkie De Jong

RM: Serge Gnabry

LM: Pedri

ST: Luuk De Jong

ST: Memphis Depay

FC Barcelona predicted lineup vs SL Benfica: Livestream

All the matches of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 season will be telecast live on the Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, and their respective HD TV channels in India. UK fans can catch the game on BT Sport, who are the official broadcasters of the UEFA Champions League in the United Kingdom. ESPN+ holds the broadcasting rights for the United States viewers

FC Barcelona takes on SL Benfica on 30th September at 7:00 AM GMT/3:00 AM ET. What do you think about FC Barcelona’s predicted lineup vs Benfica?

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