The Champions League continues on Wednesday with eight more matches on the schedule. The big names in competition today include Manchester United, PSG, Juventus, Barcelona, and Chelsea. We’re going to Group G for matchday three in Barcelona at Camp Nou. Dynamo Kyiv from the Ukranian Premier League will be in Spain for this Champions League matchup. It’s a big game for Dynamo Kyiv as they hope to avoid dropping to the Europa League group stage. Right now, Dynamo Kyiv are tied with Ferencvaros at 0-1-1.
They have a point each from a draw. Dynamo Kyiv was put into a tough group with Juventus and Barcelona. I think Dynamo Kyiv and Ferencvaros went into this match believing that they aren’t going to be able to beat Barcelona and Juventus. Advancing to the next round of the Champions League was never going to be easy in a group with those two opponents. The next best thing is the Europa League for Dynamo Kyiv and Ferencvaros. Having said that, upsets happen, and Dynamo Kyiv are in Barcelona searching for a big upset.
Dynamo Kyiv opened Champions League competition with a 2-0 loss against Juventus on October 20. It was more competitive than many people anticipated. Dynamo Kyiv gave them a pretty good fight in that match, but talent ultimately won out in favour of the Italian club. Juventus were far from 100% in that match, as their superstar Ronaldo was sidelined by the coronavirus and was unable to play. Despite the absence of Ronaldo, Juventus still got out of the match with all 3 points.
Barcelona pounded Ferencvaros by a score of 5-1 on October 20 to open the Champions League. It wasn’t a close match, with Ferencvaros getting their goal after Barca went down a man because of a red card at the 68 minute mark to Gerard Pique. Barcelona put 11 shots on target, while Ferencvaros managed just 2 shots. Barcelona controlled the time of possession as well, with 62% as opposed to 38% for Ferencvaros. The 2-0 win over Juventus on October 28 was even more impressive, though. Ronaldo wasn’t available for that match either, but still a good win nonetheless. Head below for our free Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kyiv pick for November 4, 2020.
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Dynamo Kyiv are going to be without their full team on Wednesday. That’s an understatement. Dynamo Kyiv will be without 13 players against Barcelona. Several players on Dynamo Kyiv have tested positive for the coronavirus. A total of nine on Dynamo Kyiv, including goalkeeper Heyurhe Buchan will not be allowed to play because of Covid.
The virus isn’t the only thing hampering Dynamo Kyiv in this one. Captain Serhiy Sidorshuk will be prevented from playing because of a one-game red card suspension. Along with Sidorshuk sidelined, three others will not participate because of injuries for Dynamo Kyiv.
There was a chance that this game was not going to be playable. According to UEFA rules, there must be 13 players suiting up for a side. If any more positive tests were discovered for the coronavirus, then the game would have had to be scrapped because Kyiv wouldn’t have had enough players to field on the pitch. A healthier club struggled to put away Ferencvaros, a team that Barca rolled over.
Dynamo Kyiv picked up a point in a draw versus Ferencvaros on October 28. The shots were 4:3 in favour of Ferencvaros, with a split time of possession at 50% each. That was a really even match. Both clubs deserved a point in that one. Barcelona torched Ferencvaros for a 5-1 win, though. In other words, Kyiv must be considerably better in this match to keep it competitive. Are they going to be able to do that with a depleted roster? Unlikely, especially on the road at Camp Nou. I like Barcelona 2-0 or 3-0 on Wednesday in Champions League play.