Barcelona look to continue to their incredible Champions League form when they take on Ukrainian champions Dynamo Kyiv.
After a stalemate at Deportivo Alaves in La Liga, Barcelona return to Champions League action at the Camp Nou. The Catalans, who have won both their matches in the competition so far will be looking to extend the 100% record they hold against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday evening. The Ukrainians are missing nine players through the coronavirus.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen has returned to first-team training, but with a relatively easier opponent in front of them, Neto is likely to keep his place in goal. The former Valencia shot-stopper made a comical error over the weekend but having conceded just one European goal in two matches, he will certainly be hoping to keep a clean sheet.
Ronald Koeman will be able to call upon Gerard Pique who missed the visit to Juventus through suspension. The 33-year-old will keep his place in the starting eleven alongside Clement Lenglet. Sergino Dest played only 20 minutes against Alaves over the weekend and could be used as the right-back while Junior Firpo may get a rare nod on the left side.
The Dutch manager seems comfortable with a double pivot in the midfield due to the stability it provides to both, the back and front lines. Frenkie de Jong will certainly keep his place but Sergio Busquets may be sacrificed in favour of Miralem Pjanic. The Bosnian is yet to make a significant mark for Barcelona but is surely settling into the squad.
A three-man attack will be deployed behind the solitary striker, who may well be Antoine Griezmann, following his goal over the weekend. Ousmane Dembele’s great form on the European front may see him get his second start of the season on the left, whereas Ansu Fati will keep his place on the left. Lionel Messi will play as the free-roaming central attacker.