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BEN VS FCB: Players' fitness and other reasons why Barcelona would defeat Benfica.

The Spanish based club Barcelona would be hoping to return back to winning ways when they travel away to face Portuguese giants Benfica in a crunch encounter between both clubs.

The Catalan based club Barcelona are the huge favourites to emerge victorious due to their previous records and results against Benfica.

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A win for Barcelona would move them on the group standings ahead of Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv.

The Dutch and Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman is expected to use a strong lineup for the crucial UCL match against Benfica.

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Earlier this morning, The Barcelona first team players and technical crews were involved in a vigorous training session ahead of their crucial UCL match against Benfica.

The Barcelona Superstars which include Memphis Depay, Frankie De Jong, Luuk De Jong, Sergio Busquets, Sergino Dest, Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique and Phillipe Coutinho are all expected to feature in their crucial UCL encounter.

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Let's take a look at 4 reasons why Barcelona would defeat Benfica;

1. COUTINHO'S FITNESS: The Brazilian and Barcelona Midfielder Phillipe Coutinho has recovered from the minor injury he sustained during their emphatic victory over Benfica in the Spanish LaLiga.

The 27 years old Barcelona Midfielder is expected to be named in the starting line up for their crucial UCL match against Benfica.

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2. DEST'S FORM: The America and Barcelona full back Sergino Dest would be hoping to continue his impressive run of form when they face Benfica.

The 21 years old Barcelona full back Sergino Dest is set to feature against Benfica.

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3. KOEMAN'S TACTICS: The Dutch and Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman is expected to use a 4-3-3 formation in their crucial UCL match against Benfica.

The Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman is expected to also use Sergino Dest and Sergi Roberto as full backs in order to link up with the attackers.

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4. ANSU FATI'S FITNESS: The 19 years old Spanish and Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati has been passed fit to face Benfica in their crucial group stage match.

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