Barcelona vs Dyn. Kyiv UEFA Champions League LIVE Football Score 3 Nov 2021
About the match
Dynamo Kyiv is going head to head with Barcelona starting on 2 Nov 2021 at 20:00 UTC at Olimpiysky National Sports Complex stadium, Kyiv city, Ukraine. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League, Group E.
Barcelona will travel to Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night knowing that a victory would see them book their spot in the knockout round of the Champions League with two games to spare.
Ronald Koeman’s side are currently top of Group G with nine points, while Dynamo occupy third position in the section, having picked up just one point from their opening three matches.
Dynamo were always going to be up against it in Group G due to the presence of Barca and Juve, and it does appear that third is the best that they can hope for, which would see them drop into the Europa League.
A win on Tuesday would keep them in the argument for a top-two position, although Juve will be expected to beat Ferencvaros, who are bottom of the section, also with one point to show from three games.
Dynamo opened their Group G campaign with a 2-0 home defeat to the Italian champions before picking up a point away to Ferencvaros. The Ukrainian side gave an excellent account of themselves away to Barca last time out but ultimately suffered a 2-1 defeat, with Gerard Pique scoring the decisive goal.
Mircea Lucescu’s side will enter this match off the back of a 2-0 win over Inhulets’ in the league on Saturday, and they are currently top of the Ukrainian Premier League with 23 points from 10 matches.
The 28-time Ukrainian champions have lost three and drawn four of their last seven European matches against Spanish opposition, meanwhile, with their last success over a La Liga outfit coming against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the 1998-99 Champions League.
Barca’s domestic troubles continued on Saturday night as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid, and the result has left them down in 10th position in Spain’s top flight.
Not since the 1995-96 campaign have the Catalan giants picked up fewer points (11) from their first eight matches, and the recent losses to Real Madrid and Atletico is not what Koeman would have had in mind. There are clearly big problems at the club, but the Champions League has been kind to them this season, winning each of their three games against Ferencvaros, Juve and Dynamo to rise to the top of the section.
As mentioned, a win in Ukraine would see them qualify for the last-16 stage of the competition with two games to spare, which would ease some of the pressure on the new head coach. Incredibly, Barca have not lost in the group stages of the Champions League since the 2016-17 season, winning 17 and drawing six of their last 23 matches.
Five-time European champions, the La Liga giants have reached at least the quarter-finals of the Champions League in each of the last 13 seasons, but they have won just seven of their last 18 away games in the competition and are likely to face a tough examination in Kiev on Tuesday night.