Bayern Munich were in action against Benfica in the Champions league competition yesterday. Bayern Munich who are regarded as the favourite to win this season champions league trophy, handed Benfica their first defeats of the season yesterday and moved up to the first position on their group table.
For the first time in many years, Barcelona are in danger of not making it out of their Champions League group. The Catalans lost their first two games to Bayern Munich and Benfica and currently sit at the bottom of group E with no point. Image credit: FC Barcelona
Bayern Munich star player, Robert Lewandowski gave out his shirt to a pitch invader after the champions league match between Benfica and Bayern Munich. Robert Lewandowski was so kind to give out his jersey to the pitch invader who hugged him at the end of the match. Robert Lewandowski scored one goal for Bayern Munich tonight as Bayern Munich trash Benfica 4-0 in Portugal.
Barcelona will face Dynamo Kyiv in a Champions League Group E game at the historic Camp Nou. With two losses in a row, the hosts remain winless in the Champions League group stages, while the visitors have only one point from two games. In the post-Messi era, Barcelona has struggled to find their feet as a team.
The fight for Europe's most coveted title continues tomorrow as several clubs get ready to slug it out against one another. Photo credit: Talk Sports Some Champions League games scheduled to be played tomorrow include games between Benfica and Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Atalanta, Chelsea and Malmo, and Barcelona and Dynamo Kiev.
The Matchday three of the UEFA Champions League came to a close last night after teams such as Manchester United made a dramatic comeback to beat Atalanta while FC Barcelona scored their first-ever goal in this season's competition courtesy of Gerard Pique cool finish. However, while the focus lies on the teams that will scale through to the next round, let's quickly have a look at the Ballon d'Or strongest contenders and their performance after the UEFA Champions League matches for the week was concluded.
The Champions League continues with Chelsea hosting Malmo at Stamford Bridge on the 20th of October 2021. Eight rounds of fixtures are scheduled to hold tomorrow after seven rounds will be played today. Chelsea is expected to bounce back in their winnings ways after they crumbled to a 1:0 defeat when they locked horns with Juventus.
Lewandowski continued his impressive goalscoring form this season. Note that Bayern Munich cruised past Benfica to make it 3 wins out of 3 games in the champions league. Even though the first half was goalless, Bayern Munich scored 4 great goals in the second half to go to the top of the league.
When Barcelona hosts Dynamo Kiev at Camp Nou on Wednesday, they will be looking for their first win in the UEFA Champions League campaign. On matchday two, Ronald Koeman's team were defeated 3-0 by Benfica, while their Ukrainian counterparts were thrashed 5-0 by Bayern Munich.
With consecutive 3-0 defeats to Bayern Munich and Benfica, Barcelona have a huge mountain to climb if they are to make it out of group E in the Champions league as they currently sit bottom of the log. However, coming on the back of a 3-1 La Liga victory over Valencia last week, the Catalans will now turn their attention to Europe once again as they welcome Dynamo Kyiv to Camp Nou this Wednesday.
Barcelona will seek to get back on track when they face Valencia at home on Sunday night in the 2021-22 La Liga season. Valencia is currently eighth in the table, level on points with Barcelona ahead of the match at Camp Nou. The Catalan giants are currently ninth in the table, having picked up 12 points from their first seven matches.
Benfica has had a strong start to the season and will be seeking to keep up the momentum when they face Bayern Munich in Group E of the UEFA Champions League. Ahead of Match Day 3, two points separate the two teams, with Benfica on four points and Bayern on six.
1. Ryan Giggs. (Photos credit: All photos were sourced from Getty Images). Ryan Giggs is one of the four players to provide 4 assists in a single Champions League game. The Former Manchester United winger and current Wales national team coach assisted 4 goals in Manchester United's 7-1 victory over AS Roma at Old Trafford on April 10, 2007.
Ronaldo has scored against more than 90 percent of the teams that he has faced at least more than twice and many clubs, more than one goal. However, it seems like he's had some troubles scoring against these three clubs even once despite facing them more than once.
There are not many clubs that has survived a Lionel Messi attack after more than one attempt as it would take an incredible amount of effort to stop a man who is second only to Ronaldo in terms of goals scored. Infact, there are only 3 clubs who have managed to come out unscathed.
Renato Sanches' pursuit by Barcelona has reportedly been assisted by Lille's readiness to sell the 24-year-old midfielder. Olivier Letang has given Barcelona a big boost in their pursuit of Renato Sanches. According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Lille president has stated that the 24-year-old Portuguese midfielder could be on his way out of the Ligue 1 club if a good deal is offered to them.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has warned his side there is no time for error against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday night. The Blaugrana face the Ukrainian side in their third Champions League group stage against the after failing to pick up any points so far. Defeats against Bayern Munich and Benfica have left the Spanish giants bottom of the group after the club’s worst ever start in the competition.
Bayern Munich affirmed Thursday that head coach, Julian Nagelsmann, has tested positive for Covid-19 despite the fact that he is completely immunized, having already sat out their Champions League win at Benfica with sickness. "Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the Covid regardless of being completely vaccinated," the German giants said in a statement.
Benfica vs Bayern Munich Team News: Benfica Gil Dias (Muscle Injury), Haris Seferovic (Muscle Injury), Gedson Fernandes (Ankle Injury), Valentino Lazaro (Muscle Injury) and Rodrigo Pinho (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Benfica gaffer Jorge Jesus.
It is well known that Barcelona had lost their first two Champions League matches against Benfica and Bayern Munich, and they are sitting on the last position of the group e table without any point. The Ronald Koeman side will host Ukranian side, Dynamo Kyiv today by 5:45 pm Nigerian time, and below are two things that will happen to them if they lose against Dynamo Kyiv.