Both Porto and Barcelona will be looking to continue their respective strong starts to the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League when they lock horns on Wednesday evening. Although it has been well over a decade since the two sides last met in the 2011 UEFA Super Cup, where Barcelona won 2-0 thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas, the two sides are nonetheless quite familiar with each other having met eight times previously prior to Wednesday's tie.
Porto, who will be serving as hosts, come into this match having lost 1-0 to Benfica in their most recent game. However, the Dragons are unbeaten in their last 11 home games, and earned a solid 3-1 win over Shahtar Donetsk in their Champions League opener, so will be hoping to rebound from their disappointment in the Primeira Liga here. Overall, the Portuguese side have won five of their last seven games when they have hosted Spanish hosts, albeit it has been several decades since they enjoyed success against Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Barcelona were not at their best against Sevilla, but were fortunately given a gift as Sergio Ramos accidentally turned a cross into his own net to turn the tide in favor of the Blaugrana. Xavi's men were in imperious form as they cruised to a 5-0 win over a Royal Antwerp side who have never featured in the Champions League group stages. That result means that the Spanish powerhouse are currently on top of their quartet and naturally, they will be looking to make it a fifth consecutive win over Porto and clinch control of Group H.
Team news: Porto vs Barcelona
Porto: The hosts will be concerned about the fitness of veteran defender Pepe, who did not feature in his team's recent game due to a muscular issue, while Gabriel Veron, Zaidu Sanusi, Evanilson, and Ivan Marcano are all out injured.
Barcelona: Both Pedri and Frenkie de Jong are still out with muscular and ankle issues respectively, and Raphina is expected to miss close to a month due to a hamstring problem.
Match facts: Porto vs Barcelona
- Barcelona have won their last four meetings against Porto, and five of their last eight (L3)
- However, the Blaugrana have won just two of their last seven UEFA Champions League away games
- This will be the ninth meeting between Barcelona and Porto
- Porto's home record against Spanish teams: W11 D3 L9
- Barcelona's away record against Portuguese teams: W5 D3 L5
Broadcast info: Porto vs Barcelona
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USA: Viewers in the USA can live stream Porto vs Barcelona live via Paramount+.
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