UEFA Champions League Gameweek 3
Oct 20, 2021 KO: 16:45

Barcelona - Dynamo Kyiv

Camp Nou Barcelona
Referee: Clément Turpin
Pique 36'  

Match preview

Aguero to start? How Barcelona could line up against Dynamo Kyiv

Sergio Aguero made his Barcelona debut off the bench against Valencia at the weekend, so is a first start expected in the Champions League?

Barcelona travel to face Dynamo Kyiv hoping to avoid a third Champions League group stage loss this season.

The Spanish giants have been beaten 3-0 by both Bayern Munich and Benfica, and currently sit rock bottom of Group E.

They do, however, know that win in Ukraine will see them leapfrog their opponents, so three points and a good performance is critical, or an early European exit could be on the cards.

Ronald Koeman has been able to welcome Ansu Fati back into the side recently, after his long injury lay-off, and the winger scored on his first start of the season against Valencia at the weekend.

Pedri and Ousmane Dembele are both still out, but Sergio Aguero is another star who has returned from the treatment table. He made his Barcelona debut against Valencia, appearing as a late substitute.

Has the Argentine proved enough to start in midweek?

Barcelona Predicted XI

Marc-Andre ter Stegen will obviously resume duties in between the sticks, but in front of him it's a little more hazy.

Eric Garcia is suspended after receiving a red card against Benfica, while Ronaldo Araujo is injured. That means both Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet could start, with Jordi Alba, and Sergi Roberto playing either side.

Gavi has been relied upon more and more recently, and with Pedri still injured, he will take up that role once again. He'll play alongside Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong in the middle of the park.

Sergino Dest played as a right winger last time out, and with the injuries in attacking areas, he'll most likely play there again.

Unfortunately, Aguero's lack of match fitness will set him back, and it'll be Memphis Depay leading the line, with Ansu Fati cutting inside from the left flank.

Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv - Football tactics and formations

Match statistics

Barcelona
Statistics
Dynamo Kyiv
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
14
Draws
5
4
Losses
6
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
35
46
Goals Per Game
1.75
2.30
More > 2.5 Goals
14
11
More > 3 Goals
6
7
Scored First in a Match
9
13
Scored Both Halves
5
9
Won More > 1 Goal
5
11
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
28
12
Did Not Score
5
5
Both Teams Scored
12
4
Kept Clean Sheet
5
14
Won Without Conceding
3
11
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
903
-
Possession
68
-
Passes
736
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
7.00
Shots on Target
5.00
3.00
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.00
Crosses
13
-
Offsides
2.22
6.00
Penalties
0.15
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.25
0.70
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
9.30
-
Interceptions
10
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
11
-
Total Shots Conceded
10
17
Shots on Target Conceded
3.65
6.00
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.17
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
8.00
Yellow Cards
2.10
2.30
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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  6. Tendon injury image description
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  8. Meniscus injury image description

Suspended

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