Dynamo Kyiv 0-1-2, Barcelona 3-0-0
11/24/20 3 pm
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Dynamo Kyiv is hosting Barcelona at Olimpiysky National Sports Complex in round 4 in the UEFA Champions League.
Dynamo is doing well in the Ukrainian Premier League, but they are still without a win in the Champions League. Dynamo has only 1 point, but they are in third place which leads into the Europa League. Dynamo has won their last match in the Premier League on the road, and they are at the top of the standings with 3 points ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk. Offensively, Dynamo is solid in Ukraine, but what is keeping them at the top is their defense. Dynamo has conceded only 7 goals so far. In their last Champions League game, Dynamo was playing against Barcelona on the road, and they have had only 37% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 88% of the correct passes. Dynamo was defending for most of the game, but they were able to score 1 goal. Dynamo Kyiv has lost this match 1-2. Tsygankov is the leading goalscorer for Dynamo with 2 goals so far. Burda, Tymchyk, Rusyn, and Kostevych are all injured, while Lednev, Tsygankov, Shabanov, Rodrigues, Andriyevskyi, Syrota, and Neshcheret are all in quarantine. Dynamo is lucky that they are in a group with Ferencvarosi, and because of that their chances to reach the Europa League are more than good.
Barcelona has lost only 1 of their last 5 games, but they are struggling on both ends at the moment. With 3 wins, 9 scored goals, and only 2 conceded goals in the Champions League, Barcelona is in first place with 9 points. Messi is the leading goalscorer for Barcelona in the Champions League with 3 goals, while Dembele added 2 goals. Fati has 2 assists, but he is injured and will miss a lot of games. Pique, Roberto, Umtiti, Araujo, and Busquets are all also injured, and they will miss this game. Messi is not injured, but he will not be traveling to Ukraine for this match. Regardless, Barcelona has plenty of talent to win this game, but they will need to patch up their defense of this match. This past weekend Barcelona was playing against Atletico Madrid, and even though they were the dominant team, they weren’t able to create a lot of chances, and they ended up losing this game 1-0. I know that Barcelona’s main goal is the Champions League, but they are not doing too well in LaLiga, and if they want to take the title back, they better wake up. Barcelona is one of the best offensive teams in the world, there is no doubt about that, and with Messi out of the lineup for this match, and I see Dembele, Coutinho, and Griezmann shine here.
Barcelona has never lost to Dynamo in the past, and I don’t think they will start now. With Barcelona missing a lot of players, I think Dynamo will create a few chances, and possibly even score a goal, but I still think Barcelona will get a win here to bounce back from their loss in LaLiga.