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Sep 29, 2021 at 8pm UK at Estádio da Luz
BenficaBenfica
3-0
BarcelonaBarcelona
Nunez (3', 79' pen.), Silva (69')
Otamendi (33'), Silva (56'), Grimaldo (62'), Weigl (72')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Pique (12'), Garcia (54'), Dest (78'), Gonzalez (86')
Garcia (87')

Team News: Benfica vs. Barcelona injury, suspension list, predicted XIs

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest injury and suspension news ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash between Benfica and Barcelona.

Barcelona and Benfica will endeavour to claim their first Champions League group-stage wins of the 2021-22 season during Wednesday's battle at the Estadio da Luz.

Jorge Jesus's side drew 0-0 with Dynamo Kiev on the opening day, whereas Barca succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, and here Sports Mole rounds up the team news for both clubs.



BENFICA vs. BARCELONA

Barcelona attacker Pedri pictured in February 2021© Reuters

BENFICA

Out: Haris Seferovic (muscle)

Doubtful: Diogo Goncalves (hip), Nemanja Radonjic (adductor)

Sports Mole's predicted XI: Vlachodimos; Verissimo, Otamendi, Vertonghen; Pizzi, Weigl, Mario, Grimaldo; Silva, Yaremchuk, Nunez

BARCELONA

Out: Sergio Aguero (calf), Ousmane Dembele (knee), Martin Braithwaite (knee), Jordi Alba (hamstring), Alejandro Balde (back)

Doubtful: Pedri (thigh), Sergi Roberto (illness)

Sports Mole's predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Pique, Araujo, Dest; F. de Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Coutinho, L. de Jong, Depay


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