Goals and Highlights: Benfica 3-0 Barcelona in Champions League
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Thank you for following the Benfica-Barcelona Champions League match on Matchday 2.
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A disaster

Barcelona continues to go from bad to worse and was now beaten by Benfica, who added their first victory in this edition of the Champions League and remain undefeated.
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End game

Benfica 3-0 Barcelona.
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Three more minutes were added.
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Mingueza leaves and Roberto enters.
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Double yellow for Eric García and Barcelona is down to one player.
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Goal Benfica 3-0

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Nico González receives a yellow card for Barcelona.


Silva and Núñez leave

Pizzi and Ramos come on

Benfica changes

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Goal Benfica 2-0

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Benfica goal

Núñez with the shot that deceives ter Stegen and extends the 3-0 lead.

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The VAR has sanctioned the penalty and Dest was cautioned.
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The VAR is reviewing a possible handball by Dest.
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Grimaldo and Yaremchuk leave the team.

Almeida and Taarabt come in.

Benfica changes

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Benfica Goal

On the rebound Rafa Silva took the shot and put it into the net to increase the lead to 2-0.

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Coutinho, Fati and Nico Gonzalez come in.

Busquets, de Jong and Pedri come out.

Barcelona changes.

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Sergi Roberto's shot looked like a goal, but the defender swept the ball over the line.
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Alejandro Grimaldo has been cautioned.
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Barcelona were offside, but Luke de Jong had missed a clear chance and the ball hit the post.
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Rafa Silva is now cautioned for Benfica.
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Eric García cuts off the dangerous play and has been shown the yellow card.
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Ter Stegen was off his mark and Darwin hit him from outside the area, but the ball hit the post.
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Darwin missed it in a one-on-one situation when he sent it wide, but before that it had already been ruled offside.
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Otamendi was encouraged with a shot from outside the area that was once again saved by ter Stegen.
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The second half begins between Benfica and Barcelona.
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Half time

Benfica 1-0 Barcelona.
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Gilberto enters and Lázaro leaves, Benfica change and two more minutes were added.
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Roberto's shot from long distance goes wide.
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Goal Benfica 1-0

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For protesting, Nicolás Otamendi has been cautioned.
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Piqué leaves and Gavi enters, Barcelona change.
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De Jong missed the equalizer with a somewhat forced shot, although it was offside.
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Depay's drive and shot went wide, although there was a slight defensive deflection.
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Pedri's shot is saved by the goalkeeper without bouncing.
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Gerard Pique is late and has been cautioned.
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He missed it. Depay put the ball to De Jong and he missed it, then on the rebound Pedri sent it wide.
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Yaremchuk with a powerful shot that ter Stegen saves without bouncing.
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Benfica Goal

Nunez makes the cutback and slips the shot past the keeper to open the scoring. 1-0.

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The game between Benfica and Barcelona begins.
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To take into account

This evening's capacity is only 70% due to Covid-19 restrictions and, at this moment, the teams take the field under the Champions League anthem.
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Minutes away

The teams are about to enter the field and in less than 10 minutes the game between Benfica and Barcelona in the Champions League will start.
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Barcelona Substitutes

6 Riqui Puig, 10 Ansu Fati, 11 Yusuf Demir, 13 Norberto Murara, 14 Philippe Coutinho, 15 Clement Lenglet, 22 Óscar Mingueza, 23 Samuel Umtiti, 26 Iñaki Peña, 28 Nicolás González, 30 Gavi.
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A good entry

A very good turnout is expected in Portugal for Benfica vs. Barcelona, where the whole family, including the children, were present on Wednesday.

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Benfica Substitutes

Helton, Gilberto, Morato, André Almeida, Meïte, Gedson, Taarabt, Pizzi, Everton, Nemanja, Gonçalo Ramos and Rodrigo Pinho.
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This is the look of the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, which will host Benfica's first home game of the group stage, this time against a historic team like Barcelona.
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With great respect

Prior to this game, Ronald Koeman stated that they have great respect for Benfica and that they will be looking for the three points to earn their first points in the UEFA Champions League: 

"It's always good to have respect for the opponent. If the referee blows the whistle, you have to miss it and go to win the game. They're playing at home and there's an atmosphere in their favor. If they see they can attack, they will. Benfica play to win. They are not a team not to lose," he said.

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XI Barcelona

1 Ter Stegen, 2 Dest, 4 Araújo, 3 Pique, 24 García, 16 González, 5 Busquets, 21 De Jong, 20 Roberto, 9 Depay, 17 Luke de Jong.
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XI Benfica

99 Blachodimos, 4 Lucas Veríssimo, 30 Nicolás Otamendi, 5 Vertonghen, 22 Lázaro, 28 Weigi, 20 Mário, 3 Grimaldo, 27 Silvia, 15 Yaremchuk, 9 Núñez.
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De Jong is celebrating 100 games in the Barcelona jersey and has become one of the most important players in the blaugrana midfield.

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The danger of the bench

What is a reality is that for several weeks Ronald Koeman's position has been at risk due to the poor results and unfortunate statements he has made, but a defeat, especially if it is a scandalous one, could speed up his departure and he could look for another coach, among them Xavi Hernandez, a former player of the blaugrana institution.
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Benfica and Barcelona face each other in the quest to get the first win in the group in order to stay ahead of leaders and favorites Bayern. We begin with coverage of the UEFA Champions League game.
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What time is Benfica vs Barcelona match for UEFA Champions League?

This is the start time of the game Benfica vs Barcelona of 29th September in several countries:

Argentina: 4:00 PM in ESPN

Bolivia: 3:00 PM in ESPN

Brazil: 4:00 PM in ESPN

Chile: 3:00 PM in ESPN

Colombia: 2:00 PM in ESPN

Ecuador: 2:00 PM in ESPN

USA (ET): 3:00 PM in TUDN

Spain: 9:00 PM

Mexico: 2:00 PM in HBO Max

Paraguay: 4:00 PM in ESPN

Peru: 2:00 PM in ESPN

Uruguay: 4:00 PM in ESPN

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Last games

For the fifth time in the history of the Champions League in the last 15 years, these two clubs will face each other, where the Portuguese team has never been able to win, a situation it will seek to break this Wednesday.

Barcelona 0-0 Benfica, 2012

Benfica 0-2 Barcelona, 2012

Barcelona 2-0 Benfica, 2006

Benfica 0-0 Barcelona, 2006

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Key player Barcelona

The return of Ansu Fati comes at an urgent time for Barcelona, although it is not guaranteed that he will play as a starter, the minutes he can be on the field is an element that can make a difference.

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Key player Benfica

Ukrainian Roman Yaremchuk has started to play a more important role with the Eagles, being a fundamental part of the attack and who comes inspired after scoring a brace last Saturday in the 3-1 away win against Guimaraes.

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Last lineup Barcelona

1 Marc-André ter Stegen, 24 Eric García, 3 Gerard Piqué, 2 Sergiño Dest, 22 Óscar Mingueza, 14 Philippe Coutinho, 5 Sergio Busquets, 28 Nicolas Gonzalez, 17 Luuk de Jong, 9 Memphis Depay, 30 Gavi.
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Last lineup Benfica

99 Odisseas Vlachodimos, 30 Nicolas Otamendi, 5 Jan Vertonghen, 4 Lucas Verissimo, 20 Joao Mario, 28 Julian Weigl, 3 Alejandro Grimaldo, 22 Valentino Lazaro, 15 Roman Yaremchuk, 9 Darwin Nunez, 27 Rafa.
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Barcelona: a glimmer of hope

After losing and having a bad exhibition against Bayern, Barcelona wants to give a new face and start adding to think about getting that ticket to the next round. Although the situation was complicated for Ronald Koeman's bench, the 3-0 victory over Levante at the weekend has lifted their spirits, especially due to the return of Ansu Fati, from whom there are high expectations.
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Benfica: to make home advantage count

Benfica wants to fight for a ticket to the round of 16 and this game could be the most important of all because they face the other rival that has the same chances as them; in the Primeria Liga they have just beaten Guimaraes 3-1 and have a perfect record of seven wins in the same number of matches.
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How is the group going?

Bayern, as expected, leads Group E with three points after beating Barcelona in the first matchday; while Bayern and Dynamo Kiev are level on one unit after their debut with a scoreless draw.
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The Kick-off

The Benfica vs Barcelona match will be played at the Da Luz Stadium, in Lisboa, Portugal. The kick-off is scheduled at 3:00 pm ET.
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