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Barcelona are in action against Porto in Tuesday’s forthcoming Champions League fixture.
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Barcelona go into this game after a 1-1 La Liga drawn game against Rayo Vallecano.
In that match, Barcelona had 67% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. Rayo Vallecano had 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Unai López (39') and Florian Lejeune (82' Own goal) scored for Rayo Vallecano.
Xavi Hernández's Barcelona have found the net 6 times in their past 6 outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in that time stands at 5.
Porto will go into this clash following on from a 1-2 Primeira Liga win with the downing of Vitória Guimarães in their last fixture.
In that match, Porto managed 56% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Porto, the goals were scored by Zaidu Sanusi (39') and Francisco Conceição (59'). At the other end, Vitória Guimarães got 14 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. André Silva (17') scored for Vitória Guimarães.
A sequence of reliable displays by the Porto defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their past 6 outings overall. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 11.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring the two was Champions League match day 2 on 04/10/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Porto 0-1 Barcelona.
That day, Porto had 44% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target.
Barcelona had 14 shots at goal with 4 on target. Ferrán Torres (45') scored.
The referee was Anthony Taylor.
Team News: Barcelona
Marc-André ter Stegen (Back problems) and Gavi (Cruciate ligament tear) won’t be able to feature for Barcelona gaffer Xavi Hernández.
We think that Barça look set to use a 4-3-3 system for this game with Inaki Pena, Joao Cancelo, Ronald Araujo, Inigo Martinez, Alex Balde, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Ilkay Gundogan, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Joao Felix.
Team News: Porto
Porto boss Sérgio Conceição has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Wendell (unknown injury), Gabriel Veron (Torn thigh muscle) and Iván Marcano (Cruciate ligament tear) won’t be making appearances.
From our viewpoint, Dragões appear most likely to play in a 4-4-2 lineup, going with Diogo Costa, Joao Mario, Marko Grujic, Fabio Cardoso, Fran, Pepe, Stephen Eustaquio, Alan Varela, Wenderson Galeno, Mehdi Taremi and Evanilson.
It’s likely that Porto will have a difficult task to be getting goals against a Barcelona side who seem set to really boss this match.
We are anticipating a very comprehensive 3-0 winning margin for Barcelona when the full-time whistle blows.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Spotify Camp Nou (99,354)
Captain: Sergi Roberto
Chairman: Joan Laporta
Manager: Xavi Hernández
Competitions: La Liga position 3, Champions League (Group H)
⭐ Key Man: Robert Lewandowski
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Robert Lewandowski was born in Warsaw, Poland. After making a first senior appearance for Lech Poznań in the 2008 - 2009 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 7 league goals in the LaLiga 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in a total of 11 appearances.