After only winning a 0-0 draw against Benfica in the fifth week of Group E of the 2021/22 Champions League competition, Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona position to qualify for the round of 16 is not yet secure.
Because, the Blaugrana could have been stranded in the Europa League if they couldn’t achieve maximum results against Bayern Munich. Because, Benfica have a big chance in shifting Barca, if they can beat Dynamo Kiev.
Therefore, winning three points against the defending Bundesliga champions later, you could say is an absolute thing for Barcelona. Although it sounds difficult to make it happen, Joan Laporta as the club’s president is still optimistic that a miracle will come to Xavi’s camp.
“Beating Bayern is something that can be done. There will be a miracle, and I believe Barca will win,” said Laporta of Goal.
“Xavi, very motivated (to make it happen). I hope everything goes well for us, because Xavi’s arrival has made the opponent a little respect for Barcelona,” he concluded.
Indeed, a draw is enough to bring Barcelona to hold a ticket to the last 16 of the Champions League, but the condition is that Benfica must feel defeat against Dynamo Kiev, considering that Jorge Jesus’ club has the advantage. head-to-head from Barca if they will collect the same points.