UEFA Champions League Preview: Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv

Lionel Messi-Barcelona

Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv

Venue: Camp Nou

Betting Odds: Zenit 1/14 ; Draw 10/1 ; Lazio 33/1

Key Stats

  • This will be eleventh meeting of these two teams, with Barcelona come victorious in 6 occasions, while the Ukraine team won 3 of the previous matches.
  • Dynamo Kyiv have not won any of their last 14 games against any Spanish sides.
  • Barcelona have not lost in their last 22 UEFA Champions League group stage matches, winning 16 of them.


Barcelona are at the top of Group-G and could secure a berth to Round-of-16 with a win against Dynamo Kyiv. With Coutinho being unavailable with hamstring injury, Ronald Koeman have received an in-house replacement in form of Pedri. It looks like the Barcelona could start with two teenage players Ansu Fati and Pedri once again.

BarcelonaPossible Line-up

Neto; Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Pjanić; Pedri, Messi, Fati; Griezmann

Unavailable Players

Coutinho (hamstring), Umtiti (match fitness), Araújo (hamstring)


Ter Stegen (match fitness)

What I most like about the side is how they work, how we have upped the intensity, and their openness to listen and improve. I like their attitude. We can still play better and create more clear-cut chances.

Our objectives are always the same: to play good football, create goalscoring chances, and you need to win your Champions League games at home. We look good at the moment with six points and we want to carry on that way.

Ronald Koeman, Barcelona Manager on Barcelona playing style

Dynamo Kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv have been in the same group with Juventus and Barcelona, which could be tough for any team. But their problems are further complicated by pandemic, and they have only 13 players are unvailable for the match.

There had been doubt of their Camp Nou fixture as nine of their players were diagnosed to be Covid-19 positive. Mircea Lucescu‘s team is still waiting for their first win in the group stages of the Champions League.

Dynamo KyivPossible Line-up 

Neshcheret; Kędziora, Zabarnyi, Popov, Syrota; Shepeliev, Andriyevskiy; Tsygankov, Buyalskiy, De Pena; Supryaha

Unavailable Players

Sydorchuk (suspended), Tymchyk (adductor), Kostevych (knee), Bushchan (illness), Mykolenko (illness), Karavaev (illness), Băluţă (illness), Shaparenko (illness), Tsitaishvili (illness), Garmash (illness), Duelund (illness)