Champions League: FC Barcelona set to face Portuguese giants in a group stage encounter.

Barca and Benfica face off at the group stage.

Following a confident win over Levante on the weekend, Barcelona now returns to action as they travel to Lisbon to face Benfica at the Estádio da Luz in a crucial champions league match.

It was the Estádio da Luz stadium, where Barcelona faced the humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich last season. Barca is also eyeing to bounce back from the opening defeat to Bayern two weeks ago and to secure their first points this season.

Bayern will undoubtedly proceed to the next round as table toppers, and with Dynamo Kyiv set to face Barça twice in a row in this group, a win against Benfica would be crucial for the Blaugrana if they desire to finish second. The Portuguese side will also be Barça’s main competition for that spot, and defeating them at their home would be a major morale booster for the Catalans and aid them in finishing second.