Football Club Barcelona must beat Bayern this Wednesday or hope that Benfica does not beat Dinamo Kiev to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League. To achieve this, the Barça team technically directed by Xavi Hernández has great players like Frenkie de Jong, Ousmane Dembélé and Memphis Depay. However, for the Catalans it is worth asking for divine help, which is why the president has put candles in the Munich cathedral on behalf of the entire team. This has been revealed after the usual meal of directives.
“I have a habit of visiting churches and they have a very beautiful cathedral”, Joan Laporta confessed to the media after being asked if he had placed the odd candle to reinforce faith in accessing the next stage of the Champions League, whose draw will take place on Monday, December 13 in Nyon.
On the other hand, the FC Barcelona leader encouraged the players to show their sporting pride to achieve the goal in an Allianz Arena that this Wednesday will not have an audience in the stands due to the rise in coronavirus infections.
“Barça is a club that has a tradition, a trajectory and we want to get through. It is one of those games in which you have to show your pride and you must show what you are. Players are going to get pride. I am very confident that we will pass “, he assured.
“Although the weather is not the most appropriate, that is not going to be an excuse for Barça not to take pride and dignity”, added the also Catalan lawyer, who since March 2021 has been serving a second term at the helm of the Barça entity.
It should be remembered that the last time Barcelona and Bayern Munich played without an audience was in August 2020 for the quarterfinals of the Champions League. That match ended in a real disaster for the Catalans after an 8-2 defeat at the Da Luz stadium in Lisbon (Portugal).
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