FC Barcelona 1-0 Dynamo Kyiv: Off the mark - FC Barcelona
Barça were far from their dazzling best but nevertheless outplayed their Ukrainian guests in every department. However, Gerard Piqué’s first half goal took a long time in coming and try as they could, the blaugrana were unable to add a second to take some of the pressure out an intense game of football.
Gerard Piqué matches Roberto Carlos as highest scoring defender in Champions League - FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué has become the joint highest scoring defender in Champions League history after netting against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday. His 16th goal in the competition pulls him level with Real Madrid’s Roberto Carlos, and one ahead of Sergio Ramos and Iván Helguera, with Dani Alves next on the list with 12.
Ansu Fati, culer until 2027 - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and the player Ansu Fati have reached an agreement to renew his contract until 30 June 2027. The buy out clause is set at 1 billion euros.
Ansu Fati speaks of his happiness after renewing his contract with Barcelona - Football Espana
“I’m very happy, especially to continue with the club I love so much,” Fati said after putting pen to paper as carried by Diario Sport. “Being here is what I’ve worked for all these years and, thank God, the club has given me the opportunity to continue."
Ronald Koeman frustrated by his team's inability to take their chances against Dynamo Kyiv - Football Espana
“I think you have to see that after the half-time break we created three clear chances,” Ronald Koeman said post-match as carried by Marca. “You can’t be so forgiving in front of goal. We were risking our lives. Thankfully, we were perfect defensively. We’ve been the better side, but we have to put opponents away. After an hour we should have gone three or four up."
Jordi Alba frustrated with Barcelona's inability to put away opponents - Football Espana
“In the first half we should have scored more than once,” Alba said post-match as carried by Marca. “In the second, without them creating much danger or chances, we didn’t play well. We need to put opponents away, maintain the same intensity throughout. That’s achieved through work and doing things well.”
Newcastle United interested in Dembele and will better Barça's offer - SPORT
Dembele continues to draw attention from other clubs, with Footmercato reporting that Newcastle United are the latest side to sound out a move.