After defeating Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona had a chance to score their first points in this year’s Champions League. Ronald Koeman’s players, however, did not take advantage of this opportunity, succumbing to Benfica Lisbon’s departure.FC Barcelona’s players entered the second round of the Champions League, irritated by the defeat at their own stadium against Bayern Munich . Let us remind you that the German champions defeated the Catalan Duma 3-0, and Robert Lewandowski showed two hits in this match. Benfica Lisbon, in turn, tied goalless with Dynamo Kiev for the inauguration of the tournament.
A great start
The match played at Estadio da Luz had a great start for the hosts. In the third minute, Darwin Nunez showed an individual action, who with a shot from a distance defeated the FC Barcelona goalkeeper. Thus, Benfica quite unexpectedly took the lead.
After conceding a goal, the Duma of Catalonia took the initiative and sought to catch up quickly. Frenkie de Jong had a good opportunity in the 12th minute, but the ball after his shot passed the Benfica’s goal post. A few minutes later Pedri missed the target and the scoreboard was still 1-0. The result did not change until the end of the first half.Two blows after the break
It was close, and at the beginning of the second half, Nunez would have beaten the Stegen field once again. The Uruguayan hit the post in the 52nd minute, which should be perceived by Ronald Koeman’s players as a serious warning. Catalonia’s pride, however, was still helpless in the face of well-disposed Benfica. In the 69th minute, Rafa Silva took advantage of the confusion in the penalty area, who caught the ball from the deflected ball by the Barcelona goalkeeper and with a strong shot put it in the net.
This is not the end of Barcelona’s drama. After Desta played with his hand in the penalty area, the judge dictated an eleven. Nunez approached the ball with a confident penalty kick, setting the score at 3-0. This result has not changed until the end of the match, which means that Barcelona have already recorded a second defeat in this year’s Champions League.