Barcelona and Dinamo Kiev meet at Camp Nou, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played a game in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 09‑12‑2009, in a match that ended with the final score: Dinamo Kiev (1‑2) Barcelona. Dinamo Kiev present considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
After 2 victories, the home team comes to this 3rd round in 1st position in Group G, with 6 points won. The previous round, they won (0‑2) away against Juventus, after in the first match of this group stage having won (5‑1) at home against Ferencváros. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Deportivo Alavés by (1‑1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Barcelona won 6, drew 1 and lost 3. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored with consistency, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency to score goals, since in 48 of their last 56 matches there were Over 1.5 goals and in 39 of the last 56 there were Over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Barcelona team comes to this match after a 1×1 draw in the visit to the Deportivo Alavés stadium, in a match for the Spanish championship: the team’s only goal was scored by Antoine Griezmann. It should be noted that the Catalans won both games for the Champions League, against Ferencváros and Juventus. In this game against the Ukrainians, coach Ronald Koeman must privilege maintaining possession and attacking from the flanks, especially through the left: Ansu Fati is very fast and strong in transporting the ball towards the attack. Outside of this game are Samuel Umtiti, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Philippe Coutinho and Ronald Araújo, all with physical problems.
After 0 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat, the visiting team comes to this 3rd round in 3rd position in Group G, with 1 point won. The previous round, they drew in an away match against Ferencváros by (2‑2), after in the first match of this group stage having lost (0‑2) at home against Juventus. This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 10 victories, 2 draws and 3 defeats as a visitor, with 33 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 9 victories, 3 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 32 goals scored and 16 suffered. The team comes to this match after a away win against Dnipro ‑ 1 by (1‑2). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Dinamo Kiev won 7, drew 2 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (31′ ‑ 45 ‘).
Dynamo Kiev leaves for this game after a 1×2 victory in the visit to SK Dnipro-1, in a match for the Ukrainian championship: the team’s goals were scored by Viktor Tsygankov and Volodymyr Adamyuk (own goal). It should be noted that the visitors have yet to win a match in the Champions League. In this away game, coach Mircea Lucescu will have to opt for a more defensive strategy, with the lines close together, betting only on the counterattack, exploring the opponent’s defensive difficulties in the best way possible. Viktor Tsygankov and Carlos de Pena are Kiev’s top scorers, with 5 goals each in official matches. For this game the coach cannot count on Serhiy Sydorchuk, suspended, as well as Volodymyr Kostevych and Mykyta Burda, all with physical problems.