HOURaving suffered two defeats in the Champions League in the first two matches, BarcelonaHopes of reaching the playoffs hang in the balance: home win over Dynamo Kiev an environment of absolute importance. Dynamo is not much better than the Catalans, although it has scored at least one point and is ranked third in the group after the leaders. Bayern Munich and second place is Benfica. Stay tuned for building Barcelona vs Dynamo Kiev and then updates from the match itself.
Barcelona 0: 0 Dynamo Kiev LIVE – Latest updates
This is the beginning of our Barcelona vs Dynamo Kiev A live blog where we will follow our news on this Champions League night. As always, the most recent entries.
4:35 p.m. BST: Barcelona XI is here
Ronald Koeman named a pretty strong line-up for today’s match that Barcelona need to win if they want to return to the Champions League. Sergio Aguero, Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho have impressive attacking opportunities on the bench.
Starting line-up for Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-André ter Stegen; Oscar Mingeza, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Gavi; Sergino Dest, Luuk de Jong, Memphis Depay.
16:20 BST: Will Ansu Fati play Dynamo Kyiv?
Ansu Fati’s return has given Barcelona some hope after a more difficult period in La Liga and the Champions League, but it is not guaranteed if he will play against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday. Coach Ronald Koeman wants to carefully manage his minutes, having just returned from a lengthy injury and also with El Clásico’s release on Sunday.
“Ansu Fati cannot play three complete matches in seven days,” Koeman said at his pre-match press conference. “He is a young and quality player who stands for the future of this club.”
15:35 BST: Where to watch Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kiev?
US fans can watch the match between Barcelona and Dynamo Kiev on a variety of channels: Paramount +, TUDN App, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, TUDN USA and UniMas. For those in the UK, the match will be shown on BT Sport.
15:00 BST: Barcelona v Dynamo Kiev predicted line-ups
Ronald Koeman still without Usmane Dembele, Martin Braithwaite, Pedri and Ronald Araujo who has been sidelined by injury but has the Champions League team’s first pick for Sergio Aguero, who first appeared at Blaugrana on Sunday against Valencia in a five-minute cameo.
Projected Barcelona squad: Marc-André Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Frankie De Jong; Sergino Dest, Memphis Depay and Ansu Fati.
Predicted Dynamo Kiev squad: Georgy Buschan; Alexander Tymchik, Ilya Zabarny, Artem Shabanov, Vitaly Mikolenko; Nikolay Shaparenko, Sergey Sidorchuk; Victor Tsygankov, Vitaly Buyalsky, Carlos de Peña; Denis Kharmash.
13:00 BST: What time does Barcelona – Dynamo Kiev start?
The Champions League match between Barcelona and Dynamo Kiev will start on Wednesday at 18:45 Spanish local time. For those living in the US you can tune in at 12:45 pm ET / 09:45 PT, and for those living in the UK you can tune in at 5:45 pm BST.