Preview: Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kiev - prediction, team news, lineups

00:06 05/11/2020

Barca will hope to welcome Marc-Andre ter Stegen back to the fold as soon as possible following Neto's howler at the weekend, but the German shot-stopper is not expected to play a part just yet.

The Catalan giants will also be without Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho and Ronald Araujo for matchday three, with Gerard Pique making a timely return from suspension to partner Clement Lenglet in defence.

Koeman will hope to wrap up the group as quickly as possible but is expected to shuffle the pack either way, with Trincao, Pedri and Sergino Dest all potentially coming in to the first XI.

Dynamo Kiev have a number of absentees to contend with themselves, with Sergiy Sydorchuk suspended after being given his marching orders in the draw with Ferencvaros.

Artem Besedin is serving a ban of his own for doping offences, while 18-year-old Ruslan Neshcheret is set to start in goal at Camp Nou with Denys Boyko and Georgiy Bushchan both testing positive for coronavirus.

The visitors have also confirmed that Vitaly Mykolenko, Denis Garmash, Oleksandr Karaev, Tudor Baluta, Mykola Shaparenko, Mikkel Duelund and Georgiy Tsitaish have all contracted the virus as well, leaving Lucescu with plenty of selection headaches for the trip to Catalonia.

Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Neto; Dest, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Trincao, Messi, Pedri; Griezmann

Dynamo Kiev possible starting lineup:
Neshcheret; Kedziora, Popov, Shabanov, Zabarnyi; Shepelev, Andriyevskyi; Tsygankov, Lednev, Verbic; Supryaga

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