UCL Stats Gallery: Benfica vs Barcelona

Barcelona travelled to Portugal to face Benfica at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica for the second game of Groupe E of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League season.

The Catalans went into the game after a bad performance in the opening match of the group, losing 3-0 to Bayern Munich at home. Ronald Koeman’s men had another bad day on the field as they lost 3-0 to Benfica, shifting down to the bottom of their group.

Darwin Nunez scored a brace for Benfica, while Rafa Silva scored the other goal. For the first time in their history, Barcelona have lost the first two games of the UEFA Champions League season. Benfica drew at Dynamo Kyiv o the opening day of the campaign, and are now second in the group with four points, two behind leaders Bayern Munich.

We’ve broken down all the key stats for you to digest, including;

* shot maps

* xT (expected threat)

* pass networks

* xG timelines

* defensive duels

* average positions and much more!

We also try to answer some questions for you with the visuals;

Which Benfica player generated the most xG? Who attempted the most passes for Barcelona?

To navigate the stats gallery simply click on the numbers to move through the pages.

At the end of the gallery, you’ll be able to download the full PDF stats report.UCL Stats Gallery: Benfica vs Barcelona