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Champions League: FC Barcelona draws 0-0 with Benfica on Tuesday

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BARCELONA. FC Barcelona 0-0 Benfica ended up goalless.

BARCELONA. FC Barcelona 0-0 Benfica didn’t manage to score any goal on Tuesday. FC Barcelona was far superior when it came to possession ball (63%)​.

The match was held at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona on Tuesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Sergey Karasev with the help of Igor Demeshko and Maksim Gavrilin. The 4th official was Kirill Levnikov. The weather was drizzle. The temperature was cold around 11.7 degrees Celsius or 52.99 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 85%.​

Match Statistics

FC Barcelona was in firm control of the ball 63% while Benfica was struggling with a 37% ball possession.

FC Barcelona was more aggressive with 72 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for FC Barcelona to win the match​.

FC Barcelona shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Benfica shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.


FC Barcelona received 1 yellow card (G. Pique). On the other side, Benfica received 4 yellow cards (A. Grimaldo, J. Mario, O. Vlachodimos and A. Taarabt).

After playing this contest, FC Barcelona will have 6 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the other side, Benfica will have 4 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 36'

    A. Grimaldo

  • 49'

    J. Mario

  • 50'

    G. Pique

  • 59'

    Adel Taarabt

    João Mário

  • 59'

    Darwin Núñez

    Roman Yaremchuk

  • 66'

    O. Dembele

    Y. Demir

  • 70'



  • 70'

    V. Lazaro

    R. Silva

  • 81'

    H. Seferovic

    A. Grimaldo

  • 86'

    S. Dest

    C. Lenglet

  • 87'

    E. Garcia

    R. Araujo

  • 90'

    O. Vlachodimos

  • 90'

    A. Taarabt

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, FC Barcelona will play away with FC Bayern München on the 8th of December with a 5-2 head to head statistic in favor of FC Bayern München (1 draw).

Benfica will host Dynamo Kyiv on the 8th of December with a 2-0 head to head stats in favor of Benfica (1 draw).

FC Barcelona: Formation and Lineups

FC Barcelona adopted the 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Xavier Hernández Creus chose to play with the following team: Marc-André ter Stegen (6.8), Ronald Araújo (7.7), Gerard Piqué (7.4), Clément Lenglet (7.0), Yusuf Demir (6.6), Sergio Busquets (7.5), Frenkie de Jong (7.1), Jordi Alba (6.2), Nicolás González (7.2), Gavi (6.8) and Memphis Depay (6.8).


FC Barcelona made 3 changes: Y. Demir for O. Dembele (66′), C. Lenglet for S. Dest (86′) and R. Araujo for E. Garcia (87′).

Top player: Ronald Araújo

Probably the most impressive player in FC Barcelona was Ronald Araújo.

His rating is (7.7) with 43 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 11. He performed 1 cross.

Benfica: Formation and Lineups

Also Benfica adopted the 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the opposite side, Jorge Fernando Pinheiro de Jesus played with: Odysseas Vlachodimos (7.2), André Almeida (7.0), Nicolás Otamendi (7.1), Jan Vertonghen (6.8), Gilberto (6.8), Julian Weigl (6.2), João Mário (6.8), Alejandro Grimaldo (6.4), Rafa Silva (6.1), Everton (6.8) and Roman Yaremchuk (6.5).


Benfica made 5 changes: R. Yaremchuk for D. Nunez (59′), J. Mario for A. Taarabt (59′), Everton for Pizzi (70′), R. Silva for V. Lazaro (70′) and A. Grimaldo for H. Seferovic (81′).

Best player: Odysseas Vlachodimos

The player that probably impressed the most for Benfica was the goalkeeper: Odysseas Vlachodimos. His rating is 7.24. He performed 3 saves.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League



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