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Champions: Barcelona is dry in Europe | Champions League 2021

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 Champions: Barcelona is dry in Europe |  Champions League 2021

Barcelona – Benfica (0-0)

Despite his improvement with Xavi Hernndez, the Barça team pays for his disability with the goal and will have to play the qualification in Munich against Bayern. Seferovic had the sentence to empty door in the added

Gerard Piqu laments during the game against Benfica.AP
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It was exciting to see running like crazy Dembl when the party already expires. Run the extreme without noticing the fragility of your muscles, aware that Barcelona fell from the European trapeze. Dembl would break, twist his ankles and look up to see if there was someone who could finish off his frenzied dance. And what came next was emptiness. Xavi Hernndez has changed many things in this Barcelona. But he can do nothing in the absence of a goal. I just got it right Araujo when the night was already fainting, but he did it offside. The tie against him Benfica, who even had the sentence in the wayward boots of Seferovic, condemns Bara to play the qualification in Munich against Bayern, already in the round of 16 as group leader. If the Lisbon team beat Dinamo in Da Luz on the final matchday, the Catalans will have to do the same to pass.

Coaches play a vital role in teams. Of course, they are not mere aligners who choose footballers to execute the shift scheme. They reactivate emotions, change routines when they are harmful and, above all, they take responsibility for empowering the players. And this Barcelona, ​​which in Lisbon was beaten (3-0) and got used to walking through the fields of the continent exhibiting its hopelessness, is now on another path. I didn’t smile either. But he invites his fans not to look away. It’s already something.

Memphis Depay tries to beat Benfica goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos.EFE

With Al-Sadd, Xavi got used to drawing squares from a 3-4-3 with open ends. The technician is sorry for the absence of specialists from the street – this time it was the task of the delicate Demir before Dembl’s return-, but this time he thought it appropriate to imitate the same drawing in the most committed match of his short career on the bench.

The lack of goal

But the usual was missing. The goal. The Barcelona did not reach it in the first act, that concluded with a thread of Demir to the crossbar. The 18-year-old Austrian had already tried at dawn, when the excellent goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos stretch your fingers to deny him glory. The Benfica goalkeeper also managed to save a clear chance after Alba’s shot.

The continuous fuss of the old wolf Jorge Jesus they required extreme caution. The Portuguese technician asked for towel after towel to withstand the downpour. He yelled at his players to go forward once and for all. And the Barcelona players, as happened in the derby, their legs began to weaken. At the comps that distrust appeared. And fear.

Dembl, in the second part.REUTERS

After half an hour, Benfica gasped twice in a row. Both occasions sprouted after a corner kick. The first was finished Yaremchuk. Ter Stegen he resisted in place and was able to kick the ball out with his knee. The doorman no longer sniffs the hammer of Otamendi. The Argentine spent a minute celebrating the goal. Without noticing that the assistant had raised the flag when he noticed that in the previous corner kick the ball, in its parabolic spin, had gone out of the field.

Two decisions roused Bara. Dembl came out like a miura, ready for wild dribbling and crosses like the one I gave him. De Jong. The Dutch could do nothing against Odisseas. And Jorge Jesus, although he rescued the devil Darwin nez, disoriented the team by sitting Joao Mario.

The Camp Nou cried Araujo’s disallowed goal to later take the rosary before Seferovic’s surreal final error.

Frustration lives in the Camp Nou. Nothing replaces the goal. Because there is no story without end.



Reference from elmundo