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Hello everyone and welcome along to this Barcelona vs Benfica live blog, where we'll be covering all the action from this Tuesday night's crucial Champions League Group E match. New Barcelona coach Xavi has labelled this game against Benfica as "a final" and it's vitally important that the Blaugrana collect all three points at the Camp Nou, taking on a team that thrashed them 3-0 in Lisbon. We'll have the build-up and then minute-by-minute updates right here.

Barcelona vs Benfica LIVE - Latest updates

This is the start of our Champions League live blog for Barcelona vs Benfica, with the most recent entries the ones nearest the top of the blog.

19:35 GMT: Barcelona's Champions League kits are ready

Barcelona have been wearing unique shirts in the Champions League this season and they will do so once again. They're already set out in the Camp Nou dressing room.

19:15 GMT: Still time to make Barcelona vs Benfica predictions

What do you think will happen at the Camp Nou tonight? If you've not had your say yet then you can vote in the poll below. There's still time to do so.

18:55 GMT: We have the Benfica line-up too

As for Benfica, their starting XI for this Champions League match is: Vlachodimos; Andre Almeida, Otamendi, Vertonghen; Gilberto, Joao Mário, Weigl, Grimaldo; Rafa, Yaremchuk, Everton.

18:45 GMT: Xavi's second Barcelona XI is confirmed

We have the Barcelona line-up out, although it's not entirely clear how these players will line up. In theory, it should be: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Nico; Gavi, Memphis, Yusuf Demir.

18:10 GMT: Time for Barcelona vs Benfica predictions

As we get closer to kick off in this game, let's make some Barcelona vs Benfica predictions. You can have your say in this poll, to tell us who you think will win this game that Xavi described as "a final".

18:00 GMT: Two hours until kick off

We're getting closer and closer to kick off in Barcelona vs Benfica, with just two hours to go now. Anticipation is growing, but Xavi's Barcelona will feel they are ready.

17:15 GMT: What are the Barcelona and Benfica probable line-ups?

Barcelona are expected to field a similar XI to Xavi's debut, so the predicted line-up is: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Pique, Garcia, Alba; Puig, Busquets, De Jong; Coutinho, Depay, Gavi. As for Benfica, their probable starting XI is: Vlachodimos; Otamendi, Morato, Vertonghen; Gliberto, Weigl, Pizzi, Grimaldo; Silva; Nunez, Yaremchuk.

16:55 GMT: The Barcelona vs Benfica start time and broadcast information

This Barcelona vs Benfica game starts at 20:00 GMT, or 21:00 CET local time. For USA-based fans, it'll be broadcast on Paramount+ and TUDNxtra and start at 15:00 ET or 12:00 PT. For the UK fans, BT Sport is the place to go.

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