FC Barcelona registers first win under intermittent coach Barjuan; beat Dynamo Kyiv by 1-0 in UCL

After winning 3 points from this season, and Benfica losing to Bayern Munich in the other match, Barcelona climbed up to the second position on the table. They’re back in the hunt for a place in the round of 16.

The Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv hosted Spanish club Barcelona in the Match Week 4 of the UEFA Champions League. It was their second meeting in just 2 weeks and both the teams had their work cut out to them. It was a simple task for Kyiv as they were searching for the first victory in the competition. While it was a lot more complicated job for a managerless Barcelona, who were looking to stay afloat in the table.

Barcelona started the match with a very positive approach. Their attack was led by Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay, and Gavi who connected well with each other. From their gameplay, it was evident that the Spanish team was the superior one on the field. But they couldn’t quite get the ball behind the net to make that superiority count. Both Dephay and  Fati came agonizingly close to scoring on several occasions, yet couldn’t find the net bulging. It felt as if anything the Barcelona players did was not enough to beat Bushchan, the Kyiv Goalkeeper.

The second half gave Barcelona some scares, as Kyiv started finding their strides as well as holes in Barcelona’s defense to breakthrough. It was some great keeping at the part of Ter Stegen that kept all attempts from Kyiv at bay. Late in the 70th minute of the match, a cross by Mingueza meant for Ousmane Dembele got deflected and found Ansu Fati inside the box. The wonder kid for Barcelona made no mistake this time and the game had its first and only goal. Kyiv attempted to spoil the party for Barcelona, but it was not to be. Although unorganized, the Barcelona defense somehow managed to hold them.

After winning 3 points from this season, and Benfica losing to Bayern Munich in the other match, Barcelona climbed up to the second position on the table. They’re back in the hunt for a place in the round of 16.

 

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