Albert Benaiges was a key member of Barcelona's youth training academy from 1991-2011, coinciding with a generation of the club's best players, including Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
The last time Barcelona failed to advance to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League was in the 2000-01 season, after finishing third in their group behind AC Milan and Leeds United.
Barcelona face already-qualified Bayern Munich with the possibility of not advancing to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 18 seasons.
Barcelona, second in Group E, need to beat Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League 2021-22 clash to advance into the last-16 stage. A draw or a loss would allow third-place Benfica to advance with a home win against already-eliminated Dynamo Kyiv.
Xavier Hernandez will make his managerial bow in the UEFA Champions League as the head coach of Barcelona tonight. Check match and telecast details of the Barcelona vs Benfica, UCL match: Lineups, Kickoff time, TV listings.
Barcelona moved to sixth place in the La Liga, eight points behind leader Sevilla and second-placed Real Sociedad.
Xavi Hernandez has had two weeks during an international break to settle back in at Barcelona, where he played for 17 seasons and helped the Catalan club become the envy of world football.
Xavi Hernandez, who thrived in Barcelona's side for several years, was officially introduced at a reception usually offered only to top players.
Barcelona remain in ninth place with 17 points from 12 games in the Spanish league.
The 41-year-old Xavi left Barcelona in 2015 after helping the club win 25 titles in 17 seasons. He was also key to Spain's 2010 World Cup-winning campaign.
With back-to-back losses to Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid, Barcelona sit in ninth place in La Liga. They play Alaves on Saturday at Camp Nou.
Joan Laporta faced a barrage of questions about the widespread speculation linking Xavi Hernandez to the position.
Barcelona announced Ronald Koeman's firing shortly after the team's 1-0 loss at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga, less than three months after Lionel Messi's departure.
Xavi has long been tipped to return to Barcelona as head coach – firstly before Ronald Koeman's appointment and after Joan Laporta's presidential election victory
After matching Xavi's haul of Barcelona appearances, Lionel Messi set the new record when he started against Real Sociedad
Xavi held Barcelona's appearance record until Argentine maestro Lionel Messi matched his total of 767 games in the LaLiga win over Huesca
Ronald Koeman said it proves how valuable Lionel Messi has been that he is set to equal Xavi's appearance record at Camp Nou
After starting against Cadiz on Sunday, Lionel Messi has broken Xavi's record of the most LaLiga appearances for Barcelona
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
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