Eric Garcia won three loose ball duels while Luuk de Jong lost all duels higher up the pitch.
Benfica were extremely dangerous while attacking and rock solid in defence. It was an overall great performance from them and they deservedly won the match being the best team on the pitch. The confidence they got will do them greatly in the competition. The season just got bad to worse for Koeman’s men. They were unable to create many chances, failed to take what they created and were vulnerable defensively. Barcelona have now gone without a single shot on target for two consecutive matches and have a huge uphill battle in front of them to regain their past glory.
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