Watch: Benfica Player Absolutely Bottles Last-Minute Goal Opportunity

Watch: Benfica Player Absolutely Bottles Last-Minute Goal Opportunity

After ninety-plus minutes at Camp Nou - nothing could separate Barcelona and Benfica in the Champions League.

The undefeated Bayern Munich have Group E well and truly sealed. They remain undefeated in Europe after a 2-1 win away to Dynamo Kyiv.

However, Benfica supporters will still be cursing at their television screens after watching the dying minutes of the game on Tuesday night.

With almost three of the four minutes gone in injury time - Benfica found themselves on the counter-attack with few Barcelona players at the back.

Benfica's Darwin Núñez surged forward with plenty of room to manoeuver as he broke into the opposition half with just Barca's Eric García staring him down.

Núñez played through striker Haris Seferovic who at that point had only ter Stegen to beat. He chipped the ball over him and sent the ball wide past an open goal.


Benfica coach Jorge Jesus probably summed up most people's sentiments - as he sacked to the floor in complete disbelief.

The goalless draw sees Benfica two points adrift of Barcelona in second. However, their final group game will be a far easier test.

The Portuguese side hosts bottom team Dynamo Kyiv and will be hoping to pick up all three points. They drew with them away from home in September.

Barcelona has a much tougher task of securing at least a point away from Bayern Munich to advance. Munich were 3-0 winners when the sides met at the start of the campaign.

Bayern won't have much to play for in their final group game - so Barca fans will be hoping they put out the 'B' team to finish off their dominant Champions League group run.

It could have been a nightmare end for Xavi's first game in charge of Barcelona in Europe. Instead, Haris Seferovic will have a sleepless night ahead of him.

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