Xavi is optimistic that Barcelona can beat Bayern Munich next month after a goalless draw with Benfica on Wednesday that left their Champions League hopes to hang in the balance.
Barcelona will have to win at the Allianz Arena on the 8th of December to make sure of their place in the last 16 if Benfica secures 3 points in Lisbon against Dynamo Kiev, who are already guaranteed to finish bottom of Group E, on the final matchday.
The last 2 meets between Bayern and Barcelona ended 8-2 and 3-0 for the German giants but Xavi stated that he had seen enough in 2 games, which assures him that they can beat Bayern.
Barcelona Can Go To Munich And Win
Xavi stated that the team playing in this matter makes him optimistic. He spoke in a news conference after the Benfica draw when asked about his side’s chances of progressing in the Champions League.
He added that they could compete with anyone, playing in this way. Barcelona can go to Germany and win as they still depend on themselves.
Bayern sealed the top spot in the group on Wednesday as they made it five wins from five by beating Kiev 2-0. Barcelona is second on seven points and Benfica is third on five points.
In the event Barca and Benfica finish level, the Portuguese side would advance with the superior head-to-head record, with the Blaugrana dropping into the Europa League.
Barca would have booked their place in the next round with a win against Benfica on Wednesday but failed to make the most of their domination in an entertaining encounter at a rain-drenched Camp Nou.