Match Today: Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen 07-09-2022 UEFA Champions League
Barcelona hosts Viktoria Plzen at the Camp Nou in the UEFA Champions League Group C match. The host team failed to get past the group stage last season for the first time in 17 matches.
They are again in the same group as German giants Bayern Munich so winning this match is imperative. Viktoria Plzen appears for the fourth time in the Champions League and the first since the 2018/19 season. They won the Czech League to enter the qualifiers they brought in by defeating Karabagh in the final.
They have scored three goals in their last four games, and Barcelona have kept three clean sheets in their last four home games. In three of Viktoria Plzen's last matches. They have kept a clean sheet in their last three away games.
Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions with eight wins and four draws They have lost their opening Champions League group stage match only once in their last 23 matches.
Viktoria Plzen is unbeaten in her last 13 matches with 10 wins and three draws. Barcelona have no fitness or suspension concerns ahead of this match, but coach Xavi will likely take the opportunity to rest two players on Wednesday night.
Robert Lewandowski has scored in five of his last six opening games of the Champions League season Tomas Churro has scored the first goal for Plzen in their last two Champions League qualifying away games, helping his side to a 2-1 victory.
Peter Pejsa is out for a long time with a serious knee injury, but the visitors are in good shape ahead of the match at the Camp Nou.
Viktoria Plzen vs Barcelona
Barcelona began the league season with a disappointing goalless draw at home against Rayo Vallecano, but has since recovered with three sure wins in the league, scoring 11 goals while conceding only one.
Their star Robert Lewandowski has stabilized well and has now scored four goals in his last two games. Viktoria Plzen also put in excellent form in this match, winning her last four matches. They are currently tied at the top of the Czech League but they have a game in hand.
Barcelona know they need a convincing win in this match as more difficult matches against Bayern and Inter Milan await them. This will be the third match between these two teams as Barcelona won the previous two matches 6-0 on aggregate in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage. We support Barcelona in the lead between the two halves and win the match.