Barcelona are right now two focuses clear of Benfica heading into the last round of Champions League apparatuses yet will likely have to succeed at Bayern Munich to advance
New Barcelona supervisor Xavi was not content with his group’s Champions League result against Benfica on Tuesday evening.
The game completed goalless, leaving their expectations of advancing to the take out phases of the opposition yet to be determined.
Barcelona’s 18-year-old winger Yusuf Demir, endorsed borrowed from Austrian side Rapid Wien in July, hit the crossbar before defender Ronald Araujo had a goal denied.
Benfica’s most obvious opportunity came in the withering seconds of the game, when striker Haris Seferovic missed a stunning open objective.
The outcome leaves Barcelona are two focuses clear of Benfica heading into their last gathering game against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in December.
Benfica, in the mean time, have Dynamo Kyiv. The Ukrainian outfit have gotten quite recently a point in this present season’s Champions League up until now.
Barcelona will drop into the Europa League in case Benfica beat Kyiv and they neglect to beat Bayern, who have won each of the five of their European games this term.
Furthermore, Xavi – who succeeded Ronald Koeman as the Catalan club’s new administrator recently – is dreading the most noticeably awful, in spite of adulating his group’s exhibition.
“We were far better than Benfica and we played an extraordinary game, we just missed the objective,” said the Spaniard. “On the off chance that we had scored, we would discuss an extraordinary game.
“I’m as yet hopeful. We’re Barca, we have ability and players to have an effect. In any case, today we added one point and that is not Barca commendable.
“Today we have seen that there is no actual issue. What we should do is recover the certainty of the players who can score objectives. We will see what we can do available in January.”
Barcelona have persevered through a tumultuous schedule year, purportedly piling up more than £1billion worth of obligation and losing commander Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain.
The group experienced a terrifying beginning to the season under past chief Koeman, with Xavi attempting to rescue a best four completion in La Liga.
Barcelona are as of now seventh in the table, ten focuses behind pioneers Real Madrid and six behind champions Atletico Madrid in fourth.
Offering his decision on their Champions League burdens, experienced safeguard Gerard Pique added: “The fans are assuming a significant part in attempting to change the elements.
They support us through various challenges. I have never seen the Camp Nou thusly, it’s precious and you need to exploit it.
“We rely upon ourselves, we go to Munich fully intent on winning. It will be troublesome, yet we’re feeling great.”