FULL-TIME, Dynamo 0-4 Barcelona: The goals came in the second half and it’s a deserved win for Barça. Well done, boys!
GOAL!!! Dynamo 0-4 Barcelona (Griezmann 90’+2): IT’S FOUR! Alba with the assist, Griezmann with a great finish, and it’s now a big win.
82min: Konrad de la Fuente is Barça’s final change as he replaces Trincão.
77min: Big miss by Riqui Puig after another amazing run by Dest.
72min: Barça’s fourth change is the debut of Brazilian midfielder Matheus Fernandes who replaces Pedri.
GOAL! Dynamo 0-3 Barcelona (Braithwaite 70’): IT’S THREE! Braithwaite takes his own penalty and buries it to clinch the victory!
69min: PENALTY FOR BARÇA! Alba with the cross and Braithwaite is pushed in the back by Popov!
65min: Triple substitution for Barça: Riqui Puig replaces Pjanic, Antoine Griezmann comes on for Coutinho and Jordi Alba is on for Lenglet.
GOAL!!! Dynamo 0-2 Barcelona (Braithwaite 57’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA! Aleñá with the corner, Mingueza gets a touch in the near post and Braithwaite is all alone at the far post to double the lead!
GOAL!!! Dynamo 0-1 Barcelona (Dest 52’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Sergiño Dest makes a run into the box, takes the ball from Braithwaite and finds the bottom corner!
48min: Big shout for a penalty for Dynamo as Verbic goes down in the box after a challenge by Lenglet but both the referee and VAR ignore it.
46min: Powerful shot by Verbic inside the box but Ter Stegen makes another comfortable save.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Dynamo 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re back underway!
HALFTIME, Dynamo 0-0 Barcelona: There have been some nice moments, but this hasn’t been the most exciting game in the world.
35min: Powerful shot from distance by Trincão but it goes straight at the keeper.
34min: Trincão with a beautiful spin inside the box and he’s sandwiched in between two Dynamo defenders. After a VAR check, no penalty, and there wasn’t much there indeed.
27min: Coutinho tries his patented curled shot from outside the box but the ball goes just wide.
23min: Barça have been pretty much camped inside Dynamo’s half in the last few minutes, moving the ball from side to side to find spaces but they’re yet to get off a shot on target.
18min: First shot on target of the game is a weak effort by De Pena that is easily grabbed by Ter Stegen.
15min: Yellow card for Miralem Pjanic.
12min: Good start to the game by young defender Óscar Mingueza for Barça. He looks solid and very composed on the ball, and has already shown nice anticipation to stop a few potentially dangerous Dynamo attacks at the source.
10min: Solid start by the hosts who haven’t allowed a chance yet and Barça seem to be struggling with all the changes in the team.
6min: De Pena fires a shot wide in the first half-chance of the game as Barça have possession while Dynamo try to defend deep and counter attack.
KICKOFF! Dynamo 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway! Come on, boys! We’re in our beautiful black uniforms, so this has to be a win to honor this beautiful kit!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Firpo; Pjanic, Aleñá; Trincão, Coutinho, Pedri; Braithwaite (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Alba, Matheus, Puig, Dembélé, Konrad, Griezmann
Coach: Ronald Koeman
Starting XI: Buschan; Kedziora, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko, Karavaev; Shepelev, Buyalsky, Harmash; Shaparenko, Verbic, De Pena (4-3-3)
Bench: Morgun (GK), Boyko (GK), Skorko, Bol, Popov, Baluta, Tsitaishvili, Lednev, Andrievsky, Clayton, Supriaga
Coach: Mircea Lucescu
WELCOME TO THE KIEV OLYMPIC STADIUM!!! The national stadium of Ukraine and the home of Dynamo Kiev is the site of a big Champions League match between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one needing just one point and a good result for Juventus in the other game in the group to qualify for the knockout stages, which is very important with Barça dealing with so many injuries. This should be a fun game, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2020-21 Champions League, Group G, Matchday 4
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
VAR: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
How to watch on TV: TUDN (USA), BT Sport 3 (UK), Canal+ Sport 5 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 1 (India), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!