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Champions: Xavi: “We are Bara and we will go to Munich to win” | Champions League 2021

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 Champions: Xavi:

Barcelona – Benfica (0-0)

The right wing of the attack, from Demir to Dembl, raised the spirits of the ‘culs’.

Xavi Hernndez gives instructions to Gavi.REUTERS
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The right band of the attack of the Bara He was in charge of lighting the spirits of a Camp Nou with a somewhat tarnished appearance by the torrential rain that shook Barcelona on an evening so absolutely transcendental for Barça interests. For the first 45 minutes, mostly, it was Yusuf demir who signed some of the best options for a team that insists on giving the reason over and over again to all those who highlight their particular lack of mordant in attack.

After the break, meanwhile, it was a Ousmane Dembl very well received by the stands who warm the atmosphere, fired up by the great reception that the stands gave him. The dynamics of the party have changed. He is a player to mark the differences and it is a pity that none of his actions have ended in a goal, said Xavi in ​​Movistar Champions League.

Demir was about to score one of those goals that remain forever in the retina of the fans. His shot, with his left foot, drew an almost perfect curve and ended up practically crashing into the cross of the goalkeeper defended by Vlachodimos. A few months ago, everyone took it for granted that the club would exercise the non-mandatory purchase option of 10 million euros established by Rapid Vienna when closing its loan. An option that would be mandatory if you play more than 40 minutes in 20 games.

In Messi’s wake

The Austrian, moreover, became the second youngest foreign footballer to start a Champions League duel for the Barça team, when he was 18 years and 174 days old. The absolute record is still in the hands of a Leo Messi They will debut in front of Shakhtar Donetsk in 2004 at 17 years and 166 days. A star that Barcelona fans continue to miss tremendously.

The result, in this case, benefits the interests of Benfica and puts Bara in a new terrible predicament. If the Portuguese are able to beat an already evicted Dynamo Kiev at home, the Catalans will have to defeat Bayern Munich at home, which continues to command with an iron fist. The Germans, not in vain, were able to beat a Ukrainian team that, at last, managed to inaugurate their locker (1-2). Lewandowski, from Chilean, and Eat, marked for visitors and Garmash saved the local honor.

Morale, despite everything, is high. We have one day left and we have to go all out in Munich. We are the Bara and we will win, Xavi stressed. The point knows little, but we depend on ourselves and we will go there with the intention of winning. It is complicated, but we are capable of achieving it, he added for his part Gerard piqu. The most optimistic, perhaps, was Marc-Andr ter Stegen. We are all plugged in and there is illusion. If we play like this, we are going to win, said the Barça goalkeeper.



Reference from elmundo