Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the Match Review of Dynamo Kyiv vs FC Barcelona. FC Barcelona went away to face Dynamo Kyiv. Ronald Koemann had to operate without his full squad with a lot of injuries and absences. However, FC Barcelona managed a dominating 0-4 win over Dynamo Kyiv. Here is the Match Review divided into First and Second Half separately.
DYNAMO KYIV VS FC BARCELONA MATCH REVIEW
Barcelona came into in this fixture without their full squad. The club is facing many injury issues. Furthermore, Ronald Koemann also rested some key starting players such as Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann. The club’s most used players; Frenkie De Jong and Lionel Messi were also rested. Therefore, the fans were not exactly sure of what to expect from their team. It turned out to be a very positive start and overall gameplay for the Blaugranas.
Barcelona was eager to dominate with the ball right from the start. Furthermore, Dynamo Kyiv was not as good as they were when they visited the Camp Nou. This made things easier for the Catalonia players. Philippe Coutinho had an amazing game. In fact, every Barcelona player showed zeal and energy to play as good as possible.
Oscar Mingueza had his debut for the A team. The young Center Back showed amazing game play. His energy, style of play, footwork and overall work ethic on the pitch amazed many fans. FC Barcelona kept dominating with the ball in the first half. However, they did not create many chances. This was certainly not very pleasing to watch as the club previously lost very badly to Atletico Madrid in La Liga. However, it was a good display of football from the Blaugranas overall.
FIRST HALF: DYNAMO KYIV 0-0 FC BARCELONA
Ronald Koemann made no changes at half time. This can be seen as a very positive step considering that Koemann showed trust and faith in his back up squad. The Blaugranas continued to play in a similar manner. Sergino Dest got his first goal for the club. After a few minutes, Carlos Mingueza connected a header which was almost a goal, but Braithwaitte got the final touch and got a goal for himself. Braith also won a penalty and converted it himself. Braith was not the best performer on the pitch, but did eventually register two goals after his name.
Antoine Griezmann came in during the second half as well and ended up with a goal as well. Antoine scored a very well deserving goal. His shot and celebration highlighted that he was actually very frustrated with all the situation at the club and the upset situation going on related to him.
Puig got some game time as well. However, he could not deliver one of the best performances. This is understandable considering that he is always over looked and is lacking game experience. Overall, it was a good outing for the boys from Spain. However, Barcelona needs a lot more to get on the right path towards Champions League glory.
FULL TIME: DYNAMO KYIV 0-4 FC BARCELONA