Barcelona swept the number 0 in the Champions League season. Against Dynamo Kiev, Ronald Koeman’s team dominated from start to finish. Gerard Pique pulled his team over the line with a goal in the first half.
Barcelona – Dynamo Kiev in a nutshell:
man of the match: Gerard Pique was much more than the scorer today. In addition to his amazing buffalo punch, he proved himself for 90 minutes as the lock on the door and this “new” Barcelona captain.
Match moment: Barcelona was the significantly better team today, but it’s still not a goal machine. Pique’s opening goal – and the only one too – was decisive today.
SpecialTen minutes before the end, Barcelona cleverly tried to finish the match by pushing the pace. But the moderate combinations did not appeal to the home crowd. On the contrary: the instrumentalists were treated to a flute party.
Pique puts Barcelona on track to top three CL
Barcelona were annoyingly languishing at the bottom of Group E ahead of their Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev, and Depay and his teammates had to win the day to still have a chance in the Champions League knockout stage.
So Koeman’s men slashed with a knife in their throats. However, they seemed to be extremely sharp since the start of the whistle. Both on the ball and when losing the ball, they were too big for Dynamo Kiev to have an inspiring soul.
It is clear that the young defense of the Ukrainian leader also suffered from some teething problems. He failed in the first half to play under the constant pressure of the Blaugrana. Dest and Luc de Jong, among others, were able to freely head into the Puestsjane goal several times.
After 35 sloppy minutes of play, Gerard Pique engaged in a fierce battle at the big Dynamo rectangle. The experienced defender showed the example of the attack compartment. Barcelona gave “his” the lead with a real buffalo punch before the end of the first half.
Gerard Pique was the dominant savior of Barcelona today.
Barcelona controls the colorless second half
Dynamo Kiev’s career continued in the skull after the end of the first half. Ronald Koeman immediately threw two new forces into the battle to demolish the shaky Ukrainian wall. With Ansu Fati and Coutinho, Blaugrana got a serious injection of creativity up front.
There was no shortage of frivolity, but it did not immediately deliver pure efficiency. Due to chances leaking, the final knockout didn’t come in the second half.
For example, Ansu Fati was quietly manipulating the large rectangle of Dynamo Kiev. While he could also pass the ball to some of his teammates who were waiting in front of an empty goal.
Barcelona shivered in the last stage with a few free kicks, but calmly controlled the match until the final whistle. He is very fast with Dynamo and at the moment he reaches the point of Benfica, second in Group E.
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