FC Barcelona welcome the Ukrainian Premier League leaders Dynamo Kyiv in the third matchday of the UEFA Champions League. It is the most crucial match for both teams as a win is necessary to progress to the next round. It was not a good start for Barca and Kyiv as they have not won a single game. But in the table, Dynamo Kyiv is in front of Barca with one point in their hands. It will be a real test for Barca as they have to win the match at any cost. If they drop a single point from now on, it will affect their hopes of progressing. The opponents will surely try to create a shocking result to have a dark day in Catalonia. Something that not even a single Barca fan can think of. Soccer betting seems to be difficult as both teams’ performances are unpredictable.
FC Barcelona had a perfect match against Valencia in the league, increasing their confidence level. The mentality of the team after trailing for a goal was appreciable. They came back to the game within minutes with a strike from the edge of the box by the teenager Ansu Fati. The goals from Memphis Depay and Coutinho sealed the match. The team showed signs of coming back to fine form.
Barca has not scored a single goal in the Champions League this season. They will be looking to shred that negative record away in this match against Dynamo Kyiv. But some absences of some key players will be a worry for Koeman. The young defender Ronald Araujo was injured during the international duty with Uruguay, and the young Spanish defender Eric Garcia is suspended after being sent off against Benefica. Fans will be eager to see the final line-up. Pedri will also be absent after a muscular injury. But Barca will be relieved to see Sergio Aguero coming back to the squad. His experience will be helpful for Barca to find goals in the crucial minutes.
Dynamo Kyiv will be playing at Camp Nou, intending to upset the home team. But they also need a win to keep the hopes high. If they can find the defensive gaps, it will help them pull off a significant victory. The Ukrainians are currently the league leaders. They have not lost a single match in the Ukrainian Premier League and have scored 29 goals from eleven games. They have a lead of three points with the second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk. They also have some injuries. Artem Besedin, Vladyslav Kulach, Ibrahim Kargbo and Denys Popov are all sidelined due to injury.
We can expect a tight match as Barca always tends to drop their intensity against every team this season. If Dynamo Kyiv can use it as an advantage, we might see a shocking result after 90 minutes.