He is confident that Barcelona will beat Bayern Munich and qualify for the Champions League

BERLIN: Barcelona president Joan Laporta said he was “convinced” that the team will qualify for the Champions League round of 16 by defeating Bayern Munich in their next game in December. Barcelona drew negatively with Benfica last Tuesday night, risking leaving the group stage of the Champions League, but there is still the opportunity for this, which is to beat Bayern Munich in the last sixth round of the matches of the group stage. Barcelona, ​​coached by Xavi, are second in Group E, two points clear of Benfica, but face a difficult task when it comes to Bayern Munich as Benfica meet in home the Ukrainian Dynamo Kiev, fourth in the last. It should be noted that the last time Barcelona failed to make it through the Champions League group stage was in the 2000-2001 season, when they finished third in their group behind Milan and Leeds United. But Laporta expressed confidence in Barcelona’s ability to qualify through confrontation in program on 8 December in Munich, under the guidance of the new coach Xavi, the former Barcelona midfielder. Laporta stated in statements to the Spanish newspaper “AS”: “Winning against Bayern is something that can be achieved”, knowing that Barcelona had lost the first leg against Bayern Munich 0/3. Laporta added: “There will be a miracle, I am convinced that we will win.” He continued, “Xavi is very enthusiastic and strong. I hope everything goes well for us.” Laporta added: “I think in the moment in where Xavi has come, our competitors’ respect for us has increased. They know we can qualify again “. (Dpa)

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