WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of a huge Champions League match between Barcelona vs Benfica. Xavi’s Barça come into this one needing a win to clinch a place in the Round of 16 with a game to spare, but it won’t be easy against a Benfica side fighting for their European lives. This should be a fun one, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action.
FULL-TIME, Barcelona 0-0 Benfica
Barça tried everything but they couldn’t find the winner. And now they’ll need three points away to Bayern. Oh dear.
3:11:26 AM 83 GOAL DISALLOWED
Jordi Alba plays a sensational cross from the left and Araujo scores a beautiful volley, but the Uruguayan was just offside and the goal is called off.
3:08:11 AM 10 minutes left. Barça still trying to be calm and in control of things, but time is running out.
3:01:49 AM 15 minutes to go, Barça need a goal and Benfica are starting to park the bus. Nervous times ahead.
2:55:29 AM HUGE CHANCE! Dembélé beats Grimaldo on the wing and plays a perfect cross to find the head of De Jong, but Vlachodimos makes a sensational save to send the ball away for a corner.
2:46:23 AM Big chance for Barça after a beautiful passing triangle down the left and a perfect through ball by Busquets to Memphis, who had Demir to his right but decided to take it himself and couldn’t get a shot away.