Barcelona will play host to Portuguese side Benfica on Wednesday in the last round of the Champions League group stage. From the very beginning, we must understand one thing: Barcelona has already clinched the top spot of the group, but Benfica are playing for the chance to progress.
At the start of the group stage, it looked as if both Barcelona and Benfica would easily progress. This has only been true for one of the clubs.
With the top spot secured, Barcelona will have the luxury of resting their top players. This can be a major advantage for Barcelona in La Liga as they are currently leading the table while being undefeated.
However, Benfica are in a must-win situation entering the game at the Camp Nou.