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Barcelona vs Dynamo Kiev live blog, full-time: Barça play badly, still win, remain perfect in Champions League

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FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-1 Dynamo Kiev: The second half was bad and Barça should not have won this game, but they have Ter Stegen so they remain perfect in Europe.


83min: Fifth and final change for Barça as Carles Aleñá comes on for Pedri.

80min: ALMOST A GOLAZO! Dembélé fires a beautiful shot from distance and almost hits the top corner, but Neshcheret makes an amazing save!


GOAL, Barcelona 2-1 Dynamo Kiev (Tsygankov 75’): Dynamo get a goal back. Ter Stegen makes another brilliant save to stop Verbic, but Tsygankov scores the rebound.


73min: Two more changes for Barça: Clément Lenglet is on for Sergio Busquets, and Francisco Trincão replaces Ansu Fati.

67min: FOUR TIMES TER STEGEN! Tsigankov is one-on-one with the Barça goalkeeper, but the German makes another huge stop!


GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Dynamo Kiev (Piqué 65’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!! Ansu Fati plays a great cross into the box and Gerard Piqué heads it home for the second!


63min: SAVE! Huge stop by Neshcheret on a Sergi Roberto header.

59min: Two changes from Ronald Koeman: Ousmane Dembélé replaces Griezmann, and Sergi Roberto comes on for Miralem Pjanic.

57min: SAVE! Good stop by Neshcheret on a Messi free-kick.

53min: TER STEGEN AGAIN! A third big save from the German, this time to stop Supriaga. Barça haven’t started playing in the second half, and Dynamo are looking very dangerous.

47min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Dynamo equalize but the goal is called off because the cross into the box curled away then back to the field of play. A wild way to have your goal disallowed.

46min: TER STEGEN! Another great intervention by the German to stop Tsigankov on the break.


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-0 Dynamo Kiev: And we’re underway! Come on, boys, let’s finish the job!


HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-0 Dynamo Kiev: Barça started strong and scored early, created good chances, but the last 25 minutes were ugly until a late flurry in the final few moments. Not the best performance and a narrow lead going into the second half.


45min: SAVE! Neshcheret makes a great diving save to stop a powerful Ansu Fati shot.

42min: CHANCES! First Pedri, then Messi come very close to scoring, but the goalkeeper and the Kiev defense make important stops in front of goal.

37min: Griezmann fires a shot wide, in what seems like the first attempt in eight hours from Barça.

35min: TER STEGEN! Incredible save by the Barça goalkeeper to stop Buyalsky’s header.

26min: The game is boring right now. Barça have the ball but aren’t creating, and Dynamo aren’t threatening on the counter either.

17min: CLOSE! Fati finds Messi in great position inside the box and the captain fires a low shot that is tipped wide by the keeper.

7min: WHAT A MISS! Ansu Fati forces the goalkeeper into a save, and Antoine Griezmann has a tap-in on the rebound but somehow hits the side netting.

6min: CROSSBAR! Perfect cross by Sergiño Dest to find Pedri who fires a left-footed shot against the bar.


GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Dynamo Kiev (Messi 5’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Messi buries the spot kick with ease and the home team is ahead!


4min: PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Lionel Messi is brought down inside the box by Popov and Barça have an early chance to score!


KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Dynamo Kiev: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Piqué, De Jong, Alba; Pjanic, Busquets; Pedri, Messi, Fati; Griezmann (4-2-3-1)

Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Pena (GK), Lenglet, Firpo, Roberto, Aleñá, Puig, Trincão, Dembélé, Braithwaite

DYNAMO KIEV

Starting XI: Neshcheret; Kedziora, Zabarnyi, Popov, Shabanov; Shepeliev; Tsygankov, Buyalskiy, Andriyevskiy, Rodrigues; Supryaha (4-1-4-1)

Bench: Ihnatenko (GK), Morgun (GK), Verbic, De Pena, Lednev, Clayton, Rusyn, Syrota


WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth opens its doors for another Barcelona match in the Champions League, this time against Dynamo Kiev in the third group stage game of the season. Barça are perfect in Europe so far, and will face a team weakened by a coronavirus outbreak that will try their best to put up a fight against the Blaugrana. This should be a good one, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2020-21 Champions League, Group G, Matchday 3

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)

VAR: Chris Kavanagh (ENG)

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

How to stream: FuboTV (USA), BT Sport Live (UK), Movistar+ (Spain), DAZN (Canada), others


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

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!