FC Barcelona are in danger of missing out on the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 for the first time since the 2000/01 season.
Benfica wins Lisbon in the fifth round at the Camp Nou (Tuesday from 8:45 pm on the live broadcast tape), the Portuguese are one point ahead of Barcelona before the group final and have the easiest final contender in Kiev. The Blaugrana guest at the end in Munich with Bayern. The hopeful hopeful for the ailing Catalans is new coach Xavi, who celebrated his successful debut in the 1-0 derby match against Espanyol.
The 41-year-old continued his cash-strapped born streak and built another young professional with 17-year-old winger Elias Akhmash. Yusuf Demir only came on in the last minutes, but was allowed to play at least after a few matches on the bench.
Vienna could return against Benfica because Barcelona are running out of wings at the moment. Serginio Dest remains in doubt, and Akhomach is not allowed to play in the Champions League due to his exclusion from the youth league. There was also no Ansu Fante, Ousmane Dembele, Martin Braithwaite and Sergio Aguero.
Benfica won the first leg at home 3-0. With the Portuguese record champion, Valentino Lazaro can calculate his chances of exploiting. The winger was on the field for 40 minutes last Friday after a long break in the 4-1 win over Pacos de Ferreira. Lazaro had injured his thigh about two months ago in the match against Barcelona.
Manchester United will join Villarreal under interim coach Michael Carrick after the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Both teams have seven points in their group. Manchester loses and Atalanta takes Bergamo by three points over Young Boys Burn, but the Englishman threatens to return to third place.
A draw at Stamford Bridge against Juventus Torino is enough for Premier League rivals and defending champion Chelsea to guarantee promotion. The Italians qualified after four victories.