UEFA Champions League preview: Dynamo Kyiv vs Barcelona

Barcelona 2-1 Levante - Fati, youngest player to score LaLiga double

Dynamo Kyiv will host Barcelona in the group stage game of the Champions League.

Stadium: NSC Olimpiyskiy

Key Statistics

  • Barcelona had ended victorious in the home leg of the Champions League this season against Dynamo Kyiv 
  • Barca suffered a defeat in their recent La Liga fixture against Atletico Madrid.


Barcelona’s Champions League form has been different from that of their worrying league form this season. The Catalans are currently first in their respective group, having beaten all once.

However, Ronald Koeman has failed to replicate the same impact in La Liga, with Barca currently standing 13th in the table and were also beaten by Atletico Madrid on Saturday after the international break.

The most worrying thing than the defeat will be the injuries for Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto, with the former one getting ruled out for around four months due to knee injury.

With Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong taken out of the travelling squad, it would be a great opportunity for others to shine.

Possible line-up

Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Clement Lenglet, Oscar Mingueza, Jordi Alba; Miralem Pjanic, Riqui Puig; Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Francisco Trincao; Antoine Griezmann

Dynamo Kyiv

The current leaders of Ukrainian Premier League have endured a torrid Champions League campaign thus far, not winning any of the three games they played.

However, Kyiv’s performance against Barcelona in the away leg received a lot of praise although they ended on the losing side.

The Ukrainian outfit are yet to overcome their Coronavirus crisis as multiple players haven’t recovered from it yet.

Possible line-up

Heorhiy Bushchan; Oleksandr Karavayev, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Illya Zabarnyi, Tomasz Kedziora; Denys Harmash, Volodymyr Shepelev; Carlos de Pena, Vitaliy Buyalskyi, Mykola Shaparenko; Vladyslav Supriaha