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F. de Jong
Yellow Card
85'
O. Karavaev
V. Tsygankov
85'
E. Ramírez
V. Buyalskyi
78'
O. Tymchyk
T. Kędziora
36'
Piqué
Jordi Alba
1 - 0

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Possession
62% 37%
6
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 0
Total Passes 708 441
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Bayern München FCB Bayern München 5 5 0 0 19 3 +16 15 W W W W W
2 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 5 2 1 2 2 6 -4 7 D W W L L
3 Benfica SLB Benfica 5 1 2 2 5 9 -4 5 D L L W D
4 Dynamo Kyiv DYN Dynamo Kyiv 5 0 1 4 1 9 -8 1 L L L L D

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8th Finals
UEFA Europa League

Commentary

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Barcelona are next in action against Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday at Camp Nou. Dynamo Kiev play Dnipro-1 on the same day in the Ukrainian Premier League on home soil.
Barcelona secure their first win of their Champions League campaign, defeating Dynamo Kiev 1-0 at Camp Nou. Gerard Pique scored the only goal of the game in the first half as he powered a volley past Georgi Bushchan from close range after latching on to Jordi Alba's cross. Neither team threatened the goal in the second half, allowing Barca to close out a vital victory to ease the pressure on Ronald Koeman.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: BARCELONA 1-0 DYNAMO KIEV
90' + 3' Karavaev has space once again down the right flank, but he loses his footing at the vital moment allowing Alba to win back possession for the hosts.
90' + 2' Coutinho looks for the one-two with Aguero in the final third, but Zbarnyi makes the interception for the visitors.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
F. de Jong
Yellow Card
90' Dest goes into the book for a challenge on Vitinho.
89' Karavaev tries to burst past Busquets down the right flank, but the Barca skipper holds firm and wins a free-kick for his team.
88' Barcelona are desperately trying to see out the game here. Kiev have not offered much of a threat, but at this stage it only takes one mistake or a moment of magic to tie the game.
86' Pique rises to clear the resulting free-kick from Shaparenko, allowing Barca to breathe a sigh of relief.
E. Ramírez
V. Buyalskyi
85' Ramirez replaces Buyalskyi for the visitors to boost their firepower for the closing stages.
O. Karavaev
V. Tsygankov
85' Karavaev enters the game to replace Tsygankov in the final third.
84' Pique slides in hard on Harmash and gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position. Kiev have a real chance to threaten if they can get the delivery right.
83' Tsygankov tries to find space down the right flank, but Busquets and Pique converge to crowd out the winger before he can threaten in the Barca half.
81' Barca are now in an interesting position in the game. A second goal would kill the game off at this stage, but they cannot risk leaving themselves short at the back.
79' Vitinho has a run at Dest down the left flank and his deflected cross causes problems for the hosts as Busquets hurries a clearance away from danger.
O. Tymchyk
T. Kędziora
78' Tymchyk replaces Kedziora down the right flank for the final 12 minutes.
77' Alba works the ball back to Coutinho in the final third and he tries to bend a cross towards the run of Aguero, but he overhits his delivery and it sails narrowly wide of the right post. Bushchan was on hand to watch it past the frame.
S. Agüero
M. Depay
75' Aguero comes on for Depay as Koeman looks the decisive second. It would be a good time for the Argentine to score his first Barca goal.
73' Koeman remains concerned on the sideline. As long as the deficit is only one goal, Kiev have a chance to earn a share of the spoils.
71' CHANCE! Coutinho latches on to a cross from Fati on the right flank in the Kiev box. He takes on the effort first on his left foot, but he slices his strike over the bar. It was a good chance to take the game away from the visitors.
70' BLOCK! Kiev win a free-kick that Barca fail to clear from their box. Tsygankov pounces in the right-inside channel and shapes to shoot, but his effort is charged down by Pique. The home side have to be careful at the back.
Sergi Roberto
Gavi
69' Gavi makes way for the home side and is replaced by Sergi Roberto.
67' Tsygankov is played into space down the right flank and he has options in the box, but he overhits his delivery into the middle.
65' Shaparenko lifts the resulting free-kick into the Barca box in the right-inside channel, but no white shirt can react after Kedziora wins the first header and nods it into a decent area.
64' Shaparenko wins the ball in the middle of the park and drives at the Barca defence. Busquets sticks out a leg and brings down the midfielder, but avoids a booking.
63' Vitinho probes down the left flank and he takes on Dest, but the Barca right-back holds firm and wins back possession for the hosts.
Vitinho
C. de Pena
61' De Pena is replaced by Vintinho down the left flank for the visitors.
D. Harmash
V. Supryaha
61' Supriah is withdrawn after an ineffectual performance and is replaced by Harmash.
59' Barcelona are still searching for the second goal to take complete control of the contest. Koeman seems a tad agitated on the bench. He knows the importance of this game.
57' Fati sends Depay into the left-inside channel, but the Dutchman sees his low cross repelled by Syrota. 
55' Kiev have a rare foray forward, but they fail to sustain the attack as Buyalskiy misplaces his offload for Shaparenko.
53' CHANCE! Bushchan is far too casual in possession at the back and is closed down on his line by Fati. Depay gathers the loose ball and slides it back to Fati. The forward tries an ambitious overhead kick from six yards, but his effort travels wide of the left post.
50' De Jong tries to open up the Kiev defence with a neat one-two with Depay, but the return ball from the Dutchman is well intercepted by Kedziora, who clears behind.
48' Barca opt for the short pass rather than a cross from the left corner flag, but the attack peters out as the visitors put enough men behind the ball.
48' Coutinho has a probe down the left flank and he wins a corner for the hosts off the legs of Kedziora.
46' We're back under way at Camp Nou.
Philippe Coutinho
Óscar Mingueza
46' Coutinho replaces Mingueza on the field as Koeman looks to up the ante in the second half. Dest will drop into right-back.
Ansu Fati
L. de Jong
46' De Jong is withdrawn after a difficult first half and is replaced by Fati.
Given Barcelona's recent issues in the Champions League, Kiev should have been looking to test the hosts. However, they have been underwhelming to say the least in the final third, failing to register a shot on target. The Ukrainian outfit need to be more aggressive in their approach in the second half.
Barcelona hold a 1-0 lead over Dynamo Kiev at the break in their Champions League clash. The hosts missed a number of good chances in the opening 30 minutes as Sergino Dest and Luuk de Jong failed to hit the back of the net. The Catalan club finally went in front when Gerard Pique converted Jordi Alba's cross with a first-time volley from 10 yards. It has not been a classic, but Barca deserve their lead.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: BARCELONA 1-0 DYNAMO KIEV
45' + 1' Depay whips another dangerous cross into the box from a Barca corner on the left flank. However, Kiev do just enough to clear their lines.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
43' OVER! Depay swings a cross into the box towards the near post that Luuk de Jong attacks, but he can only guide another free header over the bar. He did have to stretch for that delivery, but the Dutchman is still struggling in the final third.
43' Buyalskiy gives the ball away in the middle of the park and it allows Barca to break. Depay tries to weave his way through the Kiev defence before Syrota concedes a corner with a well-timed challenge.
40' The visitors are lacking belief and skill in possession. They've offered nothing in the final third to put the pressure on home side. Lucescu will not be pleased with his first-half performance.
38' Kiev now have to break out of their defensive shell. It has been a subdued performance from the Ukrainian side and they may regret not upping the ante to at least test Barca.
Jordi Alba
Assist
36' Alba has been on the money tonight with his deliveries. He clips another fine cross into the box that finally Barca convert as Pique takes the opportunity.
Piqué
Goal
36' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! PIQUE BLASTS BARCELONA IN FRONT!!!!! 1-0!!! The Catalan club take the lead and the Camp Nou breathes a sigh of relief. Pique wheels off the back of the Kiev defence to attack a precise cross from Alba at the back post. The veteran defender strikes on the volley first time on his right foot, and his effort soars past Bushchan into the back of the net.
36' SAVE! Dest misses again. The USA international gathers in the right-inside channel after Frenkie de Jong allows Alba's cross to travel to him. Dest has space and time to pick his spot, but he drills his attempt straight at Bushchan.
36' Fati is greeted by a massive ovation on the sideline as he warms up. Barcelona may need the teenager once again to provide a spark.
35' Depay weaves his way into the left-inside channel and goes down under pressure from Sydochuk, but the referee tells the forward to get to his feet.
33' Depay turns his way out of a challenge with a brilliant piece of skill before offloading out wide to Alba on the left flank. The Spaniard has options, but he drills his cross straight into the hands of Bushchan at his near post.
31' The visitors will be thinking about getting into the break without conceding. The way they have set their stall out at the back, their gameplan would be undone by a Barca strike before the interval.
29' Kiev are struggling to edge out of their own half. The visitors are trying to play the ball out from the back, but the press from the hosts has suffocated the Ukrainian outfit.
27' Alba continues to pose problems down the left flank for the hosts. He lifts a cross to the back post, but once again Luuk de Jong fails to connect with a clean header under pressure from Mykolenko.
25' WIDE! Depay swings a corner in from the left flank towards the back post. Luuk de Jong rises to attack the cross, but he nods an effort harmlessly wide of the right post.
24' Depay drops his shoulder and cuts in with menace from the left flank. Kedziora does enough to halt his charge before Zabarnyi clears behind for a corner.
23' Barcelona are applying a high press which is making life very difficult for the visitors to break out from the back. The hosts are on top, but are lacking a cutting edge in the final third.
21' BUSHCHAN DENIES LUUK DE JONG! Bushchan atones for an error as he puts his defence under pressure with a poor pass out from the back. Gavi gather and feeds De Jong on the edge of the box. The forward curls a right-footed strike towards goal from 20 yards, but the Kiev keeper turns his effort over the bar.
20' Barca waste the resulting corner, but Depay slices a left-footed cross behind for a goal-kick. 
20' Dest provides an outlet down the right flank once more and whips a cross into the box that Syrota has to head behind.
18' CHANCE! DE JONG SHOULD SCORE!! Depay curls a pinpoint cross into the box for Luuk de Jong to attack. The Dutchman has a free header six yards from goal, but he glances his attempt wide of the left post. He had to hit the target there at least.
18' Shaparenko lunges in on Frenkie de Jong and gives away a free-kick in useful position for Barca. The Kiev midfielder is fortunate to avoid a booking.
17' Dest has another probe down the left flank, but he loses possession too easily to Shaparenko. The USA international is having a tough start to the game.
15' Mykolenko has to concede a corner down the right flank to halt the run of Dest. However, Bushchan punches Depay's corner clear from danger.
12' BLOCK! Buyalskiy makes a break behind the Barca defence, but cannot push past Mingueza. He offloads back to Tsygankov for a strike, but his effort is charged down by Pique. A warning for the hosts.
11' The visitors are looking to take the pace out of the game. Kiev have not settled yet and could do with a period of possession.
9' Depay looks up and tries to offload towards Luuk de Jong on the edge of the box, but Zabarnyi comes out to dispossess the Dutchman before Barca can threaten.
6' Barca build down the left flank and Alba whips another dangerous cross towards the back post. Dest tries to attack it at the back post, but Mykolenko does enough to fend him off.
5' Kiev break out from the back and Buyalskiy takes control of the ball. However, he and Supriaha are not on the same page and his attempted throughball travels into the hands of Ter Stegen.
4' Barcelona are on their mettle from the off and are trying to build through the phases of possession to put the visitors under pressure.
2' CHANCE! Dest should put Barcelona ahead. Depay weaves his way down the left flank, but he loses out to Zabarnyi. Alba pounces on the loose ball and clips a dangerous cross to the back post. Dest meets it with a close-range header, but he can only direct his attempt over the bar with the goal gaping.
1' We're under way at Camp Nou.
Barcelona lost their first two UEFA Champions League matches against Dynamo Kyiv in the 1997-98 group stages but have since won four in a row against them, beating them twice in last season’s group stages.
Kiev have made three changes to their side that beat Lviv in their last outing. Zabarnyi comes into the back four in place of Tymchyk, who drops to the bench. Sydorchuk and Shaparenko return to the middle of the park as Shepelev and  Andrievsky slide to the bench.
Barcelona have made three changes to their side from their win over Valencia in LaLiga at the weekend. Luuk de Jong comes into the side in the final third in place of Fati, who drops to the bench despite his decisive display. There are two alterations to the backline as Sergi Roberto drops to the bench, while Eric Garcia misses out. Lenglet and Mingueza get the nod to start in the defence. Barca are still without Pedri and Ronald Araujo due to injury.
DYNAMO KIEV SUBS: Benjamin Verbic, Volodymyr Shepelev, Eric Ramirez, Artem Shabanov, Bogdan Lednev, Oleksandr Andrievsky, Denys Harmash, Oleksandr Karavaev, Vitinho, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Denys Boyko, Ilia Shkurin.
DYNAMO KIEV (4-2-3-1): Georgi Bushchan; Tomasz Kedziora, Illia Zabarnyi, Oleksandr Syrota, Vitalii Mykolenko; Serhiy Sydorchuk, Mykola Shaparenko; Viktor Tsygankov, Vitaliy Buyalskiy, Carlos de Pena; Vladyslav Supriaha.
BARCELONA SUBS: Riqui Pugi, Ansu Fati, Yusuf Demir, Neto, Philippe Coutinho, Sergio Aguero, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Inaki Pena, Nicolas Gonzalez, Alejandro Balde.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Sergino Dest, Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong.
Dynamo Kiev endured a 5-0 hammering last time out in the Champions League at the hands of Bayern. The Ukrainian outfit did claim a point in their opener against Benfica and begin the contest ahead of Barca in the table. Mircea Lucescu's men recorded a comeback win of their own last time out in the Ukrainian Premier League, rallying from a 1-0 deficit to hammer Lviv 4-1. However, the visitors will have to be on their game from the off tonight.
Barcelona are in dire need of a victory tonight after beginning their Champions League campaign with back-to-back defeats to Bayern Munich and Benfica. Ronald Koeman's men were beaten with ease in their opening two Group E matches and now have to respond. Barca produced a comeback win over Valencia at the weekend in LaLiga, although it was a battle for the Catalan club. They will need those attributes once more to get a win on the board tonight.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League clash between Barcelona and Dynamo Kiev at Camp Nou.