Barcelona on the brink: what next for Xavi's men in the Champions League?

Barcelona failed to win a must win match against Benfica at Camp Nou. What next for Xavi and his team?  


Xavi Hernandez's first UEFA Champions League match as Barcelona head coach did not go as the club would have wanted. The club faced a must win situation but could only record a goalless draw which makes their qualification a permutation and combination.

Ronald Koeman lost two games against Bayern Munich and Benfica and beat Dynamo Kyiv before he was sacked. Interim manager Sergi Bajuan also recorded a win against Dynamo Kyiv leaving Barcelona's fate in their hands but Xavi has now thrown it away.

Barcelona are now on the brink of a possible elimination from the Champions League group stages if results don't go their way in the final match day fixtures.

Xavi's men would need a beyond ordinary performance to beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Germany. They could hope for a draw at best and hope Benfica gets any result other than a win against Dynamo Kyiv. It's a difficult and dangerous situation regardless.

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