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How will Barcelona line up against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League?

The Catalans are missing several key players

FC Barcelona v Dinamo Kiev - UEFA Champions League Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Barcelona are in Ukraine on Tuesday to take on Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League.

The Catalan giants enjoyed a narrow 1-0 win over Tuesday’s opponents in the reverse fixture at the Camp Nou and will be hoping for another three points to keep their hopes of qualification alive.

Interim coach Sergi Barjuan will take charge of the team once again but will be without some key players due to injury.

Let’s look at how they might line-up

Defense

FC Barcelona v Dinamo Kiev: Group E - UEFA Champions League Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Gerard Pique grabbed the winner against Dynamo Kiev last time out but will not feature in this match after picking up a calf injury against Alaves.

Barca are also still without Ronald Araujo due to injury which means it’s likely to be Eric Garcia and Clement Lenglet in the heart of the defense.

Oscar Mingueza could continue on the right of the backline with Jordi Alba taking up his usual left-back slot.

Midfield

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There’s still no Pedri for Barca but Frenkie de Jong was back in training on Sunday which suggests he could make the squad for the trip to Ukraine.

It’s not clear if De Jong is fit enough to start but Barjuan could decide to continue with Nico Gonzalez and Gavi in any case as both youngsters impressed against Alaves.

Expect Sergio Busquets to lead the team out once again.

Attack

FC Barcelona v Dinamo Kiev: Group E - UEFA Champions League Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Ansu Fati was also back in training on Sunday and it’s thought the 19-year-old could be available to start after shaking off a minor knee injury.

Memphis Depay should continue in the starting XI, and it’s possible we could see Sergino Dest in a forward role once more.

Philippe Coutinho, Yusuf Demir are also options but 19-year-old Ez Abde, who made his debut against Alaves, won’t play as he’s not been registered for the Champions League.

Possible XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Eric, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Nico, Gavi; Dest, Memphis, Ansu.

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