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Ansu Fati
0 - 1
C. Lenglet
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45' + 1'
V. Buyalskyi
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D. Harmash
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Match Stats

34% 65%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 3
Total Passes 306 584
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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


8th Finals
UEFA Europa League


Thanks for joining me for this coverage of Barcelona's 1-0 win over Dynamo Kiev in Group E of the Champions League group stages.
That win for the visitors means they move up a place to second in Group E. They will host Benfica in their next game in this competition as they look to progress to the next round of this competition. For the hosts meanwhile they remain winless as well as bottom of the group and are now really up against it in their pursuit of enough points for qualification, especially as they host leaders Bayern Munich next. 
The game finishes with the scoreline 1-0 to the visitors. They certainly had to struggle for the win and rode their luck as their Ukrainian opponents went close on numerous occasions in both the first and second half, however they started to take control of the game and took the lead with 20 minutes remaining as Fati smashed home from a Mingueza cross to put his side in front. The hosts nearly equalised through Zabarnyi and Ter Stegen also had to make a big save from Tsygankov, but the Spanish side saw it out for a big three points on their travels.
90' + 3' Balde drives a shot across goal but it goes well wide.
90' + 2' The visitors are keeping possession well here as they look to prevent any sort of late comeback from their opponents.
90' There will be five minutes of additional time for Lucescu's men to find an equaliser.
89' A great chance goes begging for the hosts! Zabarnyi is there to meet a cross into the box but gets his volley wrong and it bounces off the floor and wide.
Álex Baldé
Ansu Fati
87' Goalscorer Fati makes way for Balde.
87' Dembele wins a free kick after being brought down by Shepelev.
85' Can the Ukrainian side find a late equaliser?
83' The hosts send a free-kick over from the left but the delivery is poor and it goes out for a goal kick.
82' Ter Stegen makes a big save to deny Tsygankov and then the rebound is sent flying over by Verbic.
V. Shepelev
M. Shaparenko
81' Shaparenko is off for Shepelev,
B. Lednev
V. Buyalskyi
81' Lednev makes his way onto the pitch to replace Lednev.
R. Araújo
C. Lenglet
79' Lenglet comes off for Araujo. 
79' Depay wins a corner as his shot is blocked behind.
O. Tymchyk
T. Kędziora
77' Kedziora makes way for Tymchyk.
B. Verbič
C. de Pena
77' Verbic is on to replace De Pena.
77' Dembele cuts in from the right and shoots but his attempt is easily gathered by Bushchan.
75' Fati's goal was only Barcelona's second goal of this season's Champions League.
73' Sydorchuk sends a dipping effort towards goal that is well saved by Ter Stegen.
D. Harmash
71' Harmash comes off for Vitinho. 
Ansu Fati
70' GOALLL!!!! It's 1-0 to the visitors! Fati is the goalscorer as he gets on the end of a low deflected Mingueza cross from the right before smashing into the roof of the net to put his side in front.
69' Lucescu's men look to relieve the pressure with a spell of possession but give it away.
67' Dembele's first involvement is to send a cross over that Bushchan easily comes and claims.
O. Dembélé
65' Dembele comes on to replace Gaviria.
65' The referee goes over to the monitor, and decides that he will no longer award a penalty! It does appear that Fati kicks his own leg, and the score remains 0-0.
64' The visitors have a penalty!!! Fati goes down in the area and the visitors will have a spot-kick, subject to a VAR check.
62' The hosts have only won three of their previous 13 meetings with their Spanish opponents in European competition. Can they make it four here?
60' A number of crosses go in as the visitors look to find an opening goal, but none of them come to anything.
58' Dynamo Kiev go close! A cross is blocked to the edge of the box and falls to Karavaev who tries to curl an effort towards the far post. It's a good effort and goes just wide.
56' A deep delivery into the area finds Lenglet, but the ball flies off the top of his head and goes well over. The Frenchman should've done better there.
56' Harmash is down receiving treatment after a coming together with Fati. He's soon up though, and we are back playing.
54' De Jong wins another corner for the visitors. They're just starting to ramp up the pressure in recent minutes. However, this one is easily claimed by Bushchan. 
52' A couple of Barcelona crosses from the right cause a few issues but for now it remains goalless.
C. Lenglet
Yellow Card
50' Lenglet also goes in the book after dragging down Tsygankov. 
50' Mingueza tries to deliver into the box but gets it wrong and it flies over for a goal kick.
48' De Pena sends a teasing cross into the box but Ter Stegen cleverly comes and claims it.
Yellow Card
46' Gavi gets a booking early into this second half for a foul on Karavaev.
46' The hosts kick off and this second period is underway.
Both teams will look to get an early goal in this second half and really take control of this game. They are two teams who need points in the group, so which manager will be brave enough to make the first change?
So we go to the break goalless although both teams have had their chances. The hosts nearly got the breakthrough with three chances within five minutes as Shaparenko, De Pena and then Harmash all saw efforts go close. For the visitors meanwhile, their best chances came at the end of the half. Lenglet hit the post with a header and the Gonzalez had a header that looked goalbound blocked by his own man Depay. 
V. Buyalskyi
Yellow Card
45' + 1' Buyalskyi goes into the book for a heavy challenge on Gaviria.
45' The visitors are just starting to open up the home defence a bit more. This time it's Alba who sends a low delivery across the face of goal and Bushchan is forced to dive and push it away before a Barca toe can divert it goalwards.
43' How has that not gone in!? A Mingueza cross from the right finds Gonzalez in the box and the midfielder heads towards goal. However, Depay gets in the way of his teammate's header and then Fati sees his rebound blocked behind for a corner.
D. Harmash
Yellow Card
41' Harmash sees yellow for catching the heel of Busquets.
40' Alba dinks a cross to the back post but Mingueza can't jump high enough to beat Karavaev at the back post, and he then fouls his fellow full-back leading to a Dynamo Kiev free-kick.
38' The visitors have won their last five games against their Ukrainian opponents.
36' Alba sends an ambitious shot from distance well over.
34' Harmash thinks he is fouled by Busquets as he runs down the byline but nothing is given and it'll be a goal-kick.
32' Off the post! Alba curls a free-kick into the box from the left and Lenglet's diving header pings off the post and back into the area, before being cleared. However, the goal wouldn't have stood anyway as the French defender was offside.
30' Karavaev cuts in from the left and tries to curl an effort towards goal, but Mingueza does well to get close to him and block his shot almost as soon as it came off his right boot.
28' Close again! The ball is played to Harmash on the left side of the box and he aims for the near post. His effort is low and hard but smashes into the side netting. That's another let-off for the visitors.
26' The hosts go close again! A corner comes to De Pena at the back post and he volleys at goal, only for Ter Stegen to block it with his feet. Lucescu's side have come alive here.
24' That's the best chance so far! Harmash plays a low ball in that finds Shaparenko in the box, but his contact on the ball is poor and it squirts wide. Any attempt on target and that would've caused Ter Stegen real issues.
22' Fati superbly brings down a long ball from Garcia and lays it back to Busquets outside the box, but the midfielder smashes his effort well over.
Eric García
Yellow Card
20' Garcia gets an early yellow for catching De Pena.
18' Syrota brings down Depay as the away side counter and he is very lucky not to receive a booking.
16' A cross from Mingueza on the right is tipped over by Bushchan as a number of Barcelona players queued up behind him.
15' Neither side has been able to create anything really clear cut so far.
13' The home side have kept a clean sheet in both of their last two Champions League home games. If they make it a third here, it will be the first time since October 2002.
11' Depay sends a set-piece from the right into the box but gets his delivery badly wrong and it's easy for Bushchan to come and catch it.
9' After a free-kick from the left is nodded back across goal by Gaviria, the ball pings around the home side's box before they eventually manage to clear their lines.
7' The hosts have their first real attack and Busquets is forced to hook clear a cross from the left.
5' Bushchan has to be alert to rush out of his goal and catch a lofted through ball.
4' Depay finds space in the area to shoot but his effort is blocked.
3' The visitors have had most of the early possession as the two teams try to settle into the game.
1' The visitors kick us off and we are underway.
The two teams make their way onto the pitch.
Visiting caretaker boss Sergi Barjuan makes four changes from their last game against Alaves as the likes of De Jong and Fati come in while Dest drops to the bench.
Home manager Mircea Lucescu goes with two changes from the defeat at Barcelona, as Karavaev and Harmash come in for Vladyslav Supryaga and Vitaliy Mykolenko.
SUBS: Neto, Luuk de Jong, Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Philippe Coutinho, Yusuf Demir, Alvaro Sanz, Alejandro Balde, Samuel Umtiti, Inaki Pena, Ousmane Dembele, Riqui Puig.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Eric Garcia, Oscar Mingueza, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Nicolas Gonzalez; Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay, Pablo Gaviria.
SUBS: Denys Boyko, Oleksandr Andrievsky, Artem Shabanov, Vitinho, Volodymyr Shepelev, Ilia Shkurin, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Bogdan Lednev, Benjamin Verbic, Mykyta Burda, Denis Antyukh, Eric Ramirez.
DYNAMO KIEV (4-2-3-1): Georgi Bushchan; Oleksandr Karavaev, Oleksandr Syrota, Illia Zabarnyi, Tomasz Kedziora; Mykola Shaparenko, Serhiy Sydorchuk; Carlos de Pena, Vitaliy Buyalskiy, Viktor Tsygankov; Denys Harmash.
The visitors sit a disappointing third in the group and have real work to do if they are to progress to the next stage of the tournament. They have won one and lost two out of their opening three games.
The home side head into this fixture bottom of Group E and have not yet won a game in this season’s competition. They played their Spanish opponents last time out, falling to a narrow 1-0 defeat.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League group stage match between Dynamo Kiev and Barcelona.