Barcelona 2-0-0, Dynamo Kyiv 0-1-1
11/4/20 3 pm
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Barcelona is welcoming Dynamo Kyiv to Camp Nou in round 3 in the UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona is playing well, and everyone who says differently doesn’t know a lot about soccer. Despite getting only a draw in their last game against Alaves on the road, Barcelona was good, constantly attacking and threatening Alaves’ goalkeeper, but it’s not easy to score a goal against 11 defenders. In the Champions League, Barcelona has scored 7 goals while conceding only 1 goal, and with 6 points, they are in first place of their group. In their last Champions League game against Juventus on the road, Barcelona has had 59% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and high 90% of the correct passes. With 1 scored goal in each half, Barcelona has won this match 0-2, and we saw Messi having his best game of the season yet. Messi and Dembele have each scored 2 goals for Barcelona so far this season, while Coutinho, Fati, and Pedri added 1 goal each. Messi, De Jong, Dembele, and Fati have each added 1 assist. Ter Stegen, Umtiti, Coutinho, Araujo, and Mingueza are all injured, but Ter Stegen should be ready for their weekend game in LaLiga. I like Barcelona under the new head coach Koeman, and their defense needs some refining, but they are in a good way.
Dynamo is playing good soccer in the Ukrainian Premier League, but the Champions League is a much stronger competition. Dynamo is at the top of the standings in the Premier League, and they have been the best team in the Ukraine overall. Dynamo can be lucky that they are in the group with Ferencvarosi because they will have an easier way of getting to third place and the Europa League. In their last Champions League game against Ferencvarosi on the road, Dynamo has had 50% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 85% of the correct passes. Dynamo was leading 0-2 at half time, but Ferencvarosi scored a goal in the 59th minute. From that moment everything went downhill for Dynamo as they conceded a red card in the 86th minute and a goal in the 90th minute. The final score of this match was 2-2. De Pena and Tsygankov have each scored 1 goal for Dynamo. There are only 2 injured players in Dynamo, but 9 players are positive for Covid, and they will miss this game, which leaves Dynamo in huge problems. Sydorchuk is suspended because of the red card. Dynamo might be a good team in Ukraine, but I don’t expect absolutely anything from them in this game.
Barcelona is coming into this game as a huge, huge favorite, and I think this will be a huge confidence boost for Barcelona. I expect a dominant game from Barcelona, a game with a tone of chances, and plenty of goals.