This seems like a perfect opportunity for Benfica to claim a Champions League win over Barcelona and it’s clear that the Catalan side no longer have the magic appeal that once existed a few years ago. Ronald Koeman is currently steering a sinking ship and Barca were humbled 3-0 at home to Bayern Munich in their group opener.

The Spanish side now take to the road for a clash in Portugal and they could be vulnerable against a Benfica team who have made a flying start to the season. Jorge Jesus’ side claimed a goalless draw away to Dynamo Kiev in their first clash and that continued their unbeaten start to the season.

The Portuguese side have already had to overcome Spartak Moscow and PSV Eindhoven in order to make the group stage, with the team having come flying out of the traps to win all six of their games domestically which could make them a tasty bet for this clash.

Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez could be among the goals after bagging four already this term, with Barcelona having failed to register a shot on target against Bayern Munich in their group opener.

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