Barcelona vs Porto LIVE: they face each other this Tuesday, November 28 for matchday 5 of Group H of the Champions League.
The match will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, starting at 3:00 p.m. Peruvian time, and will be broadcast on ESPN 2 and STAR+. You can also listen to the match LIVE on RPP (89.7 FM and 730 AM) and RPP.pe.
The Barça team is in first place in their group with nine points, while the Portuguese team is second with the same amount of points.
Barcelona: how do you arrive at the Champions League match against Porto?
Barcelona hosts Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday with the sole purpose of defeating the Portuguese team and qualifying for the round of 16. Any other result would leave their place in the next round-up in the air, which will have to be decided on the last day when they face Antwerp.
Xavi Hernandez’s side will be without Gavi, who will undergo surgery on Tuesday for a serious injury to his right knee and will not play again for the rest of the season, and Ter Stegen, who also did not train due to low back pain. In any case, the coach – who will announce the squad list hours before the match – did not want to definitively rule out the German goalkeeper, who will be tested tomorrow to see if he is fit to play.
Despite these two absences in their starting eleven, not winning would amplify the doubts and noise around a team that has gone from strength to strength in the season.
For the European fixture, Araujo and Kounde will return, replacing Iñigo Martínez and Christensen at the heart of the defense; Gündogan, who will seat Romeu in midfield; and Joao Felix and Raphinha, who will form an attacking trio alongside Lewandowski, to the detriment of Ferran Torres and Lamine Yamal.
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Porto: How do you arrive at the match with Barcelona?
For their part, Porto faces the clash as an unfinished business. In the first leg, they were left with the feeling that they should have at least got a draw, so winning is more than an obligation.
In the Portuguese League, Porto has won very few games by more than one goal, a trend that, fortunately for coach Sérgio Conceição, has not appeared in Europe’s top competition. This, in part, is thanks to the Brazilian Evanilson, who has four goals in three games in this group stage, a figure that he will try to increase on the pitch of the Estádio Olímpico.
Francisco Conceição, a winger on loan from Ajax who, along with Argentinian Alan Varela, has also stood out in the Blue and White shirt, has been one of the most unbalanced and creative players in the team coached by his father.
But, to face Barcelona tomorrow, he still doesn’t know if he will be able to count on a name well-known to the Barça fans: Pepe. The veteran former Real Madrid defender is trying to recover from his injury in time. Failure to do so would be a loss of weight given his long experience in matches against Barcelona, the team he has faced the third most times in his career (25 times).
In addition to the Portuguese international, Spaniard Marcano is also injured, while Portuguese David Carmo will serve a suspension, so Porto will only have one centre-back, Fábio Cardoso.
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Barcelona vs Porto: possible line-ups
Barcelona: Iñaki Peña; Cancelo, Araujo, Kounde, Balde; Gündogan, Pedri, De Jong; Raphinha, Joao Felix and Lewandowski.
Porto: Diogo Costa; João Mário, Fábio Cardoso, Pepe (or Grujic), Jorge Sánchez; Pepê, Alan Varela, Stephen Eustáquio, André Franco; Evanilson and Taremi.
What time does Barcelona vs Porto for the Champions League?
The match between Barcelona vs. Porto will start at 3:00 p.m. Peruvian time. Schedules in other parts of the world are:
Peru: 3:00 p.m.
Ecuador: 3:00 p.m.
Colombia: 3:00 p.m.
Argentina: 5:00 p.m.
Chile: 5:00 p.m.
Uruguay: 5:00 p.m.
Brazil: 5:00 p.m.
United States (Los Angeles): 12:00 p.m.
United States (Miami): 3:00 p.m.
Spain: 9:00 p.m.
Italy: 9:00 p.m.
Broadcast channels for the match Barcelona vs Porto for the Champions League
The match between Barcelona vs. Porto for the Champions League will be broadcast LIVE on ESPN 2 and STAR+. You can also follow it LIVE on the radio through RPP (89.7 FM and 730 AM).