Champions League. Group stage. Matchday 3. Barcelona – Dynamo. Preview

Champions League. Group stage. Matchday 3. Barcelona – Dynamo. Preview

On October 20, FC Dynamo Kyiv will play the 2021/2022 Champions League group stage matchday 3 game. The White-Blues will face FC Barcelona away. Kick-off – 19:45.


- As far as Dynamo have won the 2020/2021 Ukrainian Premier League, they start the Champions League campaign with group stage. Kyivans’ first match on European arena was against SL Benfica (0:0). In the matchday 2 game they lost against Bayern Munich away (0:5).

- Barcelona finished third in the La Liga last season and also qualified for the group stage. Unexpectedly they don’t have a single point after two matchdays as they’ve lost against Bayern (0:3) and Benfica (3:0).



In: Denys Antyukh (Kolos), Ilya Shkurin (CSKA Moscow, loan), Eric Ramírez (Dunajská Streda), Vladyslav Kulach (Vorskla), Vitinho (Athletico Paranaense).

Out: Mikkel Duelund (NEC Nijmegen, loan), Clayton (released), Fran Sol (Eibar, loan), Serhiy Buletsa (Zoria, loan), Akhmed Alibekov (Zoria, loan), Nazariy Rusyn (Dnipro-1, loan), Mykyta Kravchenko (Dnipro-1, loan), Heorhiy Tsytaishvili (Chornomorets Odesa, loan), Vladyslav Dubinchak (Dnipro-1, loan), Mohammed Kadiri (Chornomorets Odesa, loan), Sidcley (PAOK, loan), Benito (Gorica, loan), Gerson Rodrigues (Troyes, loan).


In: Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, Luuk de Jong, Yusuf Demir.

Out: Lionel Messi, Junior Firpo, Antoine Griezmann, Jean-Clair Todibo, Carles Alena, Juan Miranda, Matheus Fernandes, Monchu, Miralem Pjanic, Francisco Trincao.



Injured forwards Artem Besedin and Vladyslav Kulach and defender Denys Popov definitely won’t take the field.


Defenders Ronald Araujo and Moussa Wague, halfback Pedri, forwards Martin Braithwaite and Ousmane Dembele are injured. Defender Eric Garcia is suspended.

Domestic leagues start

Dynamo have already played 12 matches this season – eleven in the UPL and one in the Super Cup. The White-Blues have gained 29 points in domestic league (W-9, D-2, goal difference – 29:3). They’re 3 points ahead of FC Shakhtar Donetsk. In the Super Cup, Mircea Lucescu’s men lost against Shakhtar 0:3.

Barcelona have played 8 official matches. Ronald Koeman’s men are seventh in the La Liga table (W-4, D-3, L-1, goal difference – 14:8) with 15 points.


FC Barcelona – FC Dynamo Kyiv

October 20, 19:45, Barcelona, Camp Nou

Broadcasting – MEGOGO

Previous meetings

Cup Winners’ Cup 1990/1991, quarterfinal

06.03.1991. Dynamo – Barcelona – 2:3

20.03.1991. Barcelona – Dynamo – 1:1

Champions’ Cup 1993/1993, round of 32

15.09.1993. Dynamo – Barcelona – 3:1

29.09.1993. Barcelona – Dynamo – 4:1

Champions League 1997/1998, group stage

22.10.1997. Dynamo – Barcelona – 3:0

05.11.1997. Barcelona – Dynamo – 0:4

Champions League 2009/2010, group stage

29.09.2009. Barcelona – Dynamo – 2:0

09.12.2009. Dynamo – Barcelona – 1:2

Champions League 2020/2021, group stage

04.11.2020. Barcelona – Dynamo – 2:1

24.11.2020. Dynamo – Barcelona – 0:4

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