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Barcelona beaten by Portugese side Benfica

Barcelona beaten by Portugese side Benfica

Barcelona beaten by Portugese side Benfica

Barcelona beaten by Portugese side Benfica

Ronald Koeman said there was “no point” comparing his Barcelona team to those from the past after defeat by

Benfica made this the club’s worst start to a Champions League campaign.

Barca  also beaten 3-0 by Bayern Munich earlier this month  have lost their opening two matches in the competition

for the first time, and sit bottom of Group E.

Benfica got off to an energetic start and opened the scoring inside three minutes, when Darwin Nunez cut inside and
finished low into the near corner.

Rafa Silva then clipped in a second after the break and Nunez netted a penalty in a comfortable victory for the home side.

“I’m not going to argue about the level of my team,” said Koeman, part of the Barca side that won the European Cup in 1992.

“There’s no point in comparing this with Barcelona teams of years gone by. 

I can only give you my opinion of my work at the club  I feel backed by my players and their attitude.”

As well as his two goals, Nunez also hit the post from out wide after rounding stranded Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen,

who made a rash decision to charge out of his area.

Luuk de Jong missed a glorious chance to level for the visitors early in the first half when

presented with a seemingly open the goal.

But Barca only registered one effort on target and had Eric Garcia sent off for a second booking with three minutes remaining.

“We had really good scoring chances and that’s how you change the direction of a match.

The fact that Benfica put away the large majority of the few chances they actually created then that’s the big

difference between the two teams.”