Barcelona FCB Messi (Pen 5'), Pique (65')
2-1 FT
UEFA Champions League Gameweek 3
Nov 4, 2020 KO: 20:00

Barcelona - Dynamo Kyiv

Camp Nou Barcelona
Referee: Michael Oliver
Messi (Pen) 5'  
Pique 65'  
  75' Tsyhankov

Report & events

Barcelona far from convincing in narrow Dynamo Kiev win

The Spanish giants were made to work extremely hard by the covid-hit Ukrainian side at Camp Nou

Barcelona ran out winners in the end against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League, but their defensive frailties were laid bare at times by the Ukrainian side who were unfortunate to lose 2-1 at Camp Nou.

In the first half Barcelona threatened to run away with things, with Lionel Messi scoring from the penalty spot from a foul on him, lashing home with his left foot.

But Ansu Fati went close, Antoine Griezmann missed a virtual open goal and Pedri smashed a shot against the crossbar all in the opening 15 minutes.

Messi, who is still to score from open play this season, also forced three brilliant saves from the 18-year-old Ruslan Neshcheret, playing in just his second match for Dynamo.

His brilliant one-handed parry from a free-kick from the Argentine was a particular highlight and he produced a performance that he can be proud of.

But twice in the second half Dynamo were able to have one-on-one situations with Marc Andre Ter-Stegen and the German, returning from injury, was forced to make two fantastic saves to keep his side ahead.

And Gerard Pique's header from an Ansu Fati cross looked to have put the game to bed on 65 minutes.

But Kiev continued to press forward and deservedly got a goal back, with Victor Tsyhankov sliding in at the back post to poke home a shot parried by Ter-Stegen.

But Barcelona were able to hold on for the points and make it three wins out of three in the group - but it is not a Barca side that is playing fluently at the moment.

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Barcelona has won the match.
Player IN

  • Substitute in, Bohdan Liedniev.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Vitalii Buyalskyi.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Aleñà.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Pedri.
    GOAL!!! 2-1

  • Goal by Viktor Tsyhankov.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Clément Lenglet.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Trincão.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Sergio Busquets.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Ansu Fati.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Carlos De Pena.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Benjamin Verbič.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Gerson Rodrigues.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Vladyslav Supriaha.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Vitalii Buyalskyi.
  • Assist
    Assist given by Ansu Fati.
  • GOAL!!! 2-0
    Goal by Gerard Pique.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Sergi Roberto.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Ousmane Dembélé.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Miralem Pjanić.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Antoine Griezmann.
  • GOAL!!! 1-0
    Penalty scored by Lionel Messi.