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Barcelona predicted lineup vs Dynamo Kyiv - Champions League

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Barcelona beat Valencia in the league on Sunday night
Barcelona beat Valencia in the league on Sunday night / David Ramos/GettyImages
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Barcelona's Champions League campaign has been pretty disastrous so far with Ronald Koeman's side being beaten 3-0 in each of their opening two matches.

To avoid a clean sweep of defeats against all of the teams in Group E, they will need to put in a much-better display when Dynamo Kyiv, who have one point so far, come to town on Wednesday.

After a spate of injuries in the early part of the season, Barcelona are inching back to having a full-strength squad. Here is the starting XI that Koeman seems most likely to go with in midweek.


Barcelona predicted lineup vs Dynamo Kyiv - Champions League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Gerard Pique
Pique has endured a poor start to the season / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK) - Not much to say here, Barcelona's undisputed number one starts if fit.

Sergino Dest (RB) - After a spell on the right wing, we can see Dest moving into the backline for this one. He should be afforded plenty of room to bomb forward, though.

Clement Lenglet (CB) - With Ronald Araujo injured and Eric Garcia suspended it looks like Lenglet will get a rare start here.

Gerard Pique (CB) - Pique was horrific against Benfica, being dragged off in the first half with a red card imminent. We would say he needs to prove himself here, but with Barcelona short on centre-backs his position is pretty safe.

Jordi Alba (LB) - Alba's return from injury was a welcome one and Koeman will be hoping he remains fighting fit for the entirety of campaign.

2. Midfielders

Gavi, Hugo Duro
Gavi is already a star / David Ramos/GettyImages

Gavi (CM) - Barcelona's great hope for the future had a terrific international break, becoming Spain's youngest-ever international during their Nations League semi-final win over Italy.

Sergio Busquets (CM) - Busquets proved his quality in the international break and remains a key part of his club side.

Frenkie de Jong (CM) - Forced to fill in at centre-back against Benfica last time out in the Champions League, he will be hoping to avoid that on Wednesday.

3. Forwards

Ansu Fati
Fati is back in the fold after a long-term injury / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Memphis Depay (RW) - Memphis has not quite hit the heights we know he is capable of so far this season, especially not in the Champions League.

Sergio Aguero (ST) - After making his return from injury as a substitute against Valencia, Aguero could, and perhaps should, be handed a maiden start of the season here.

Ansu Fati (LW) - It was a joy to see Fati back doing what he does best on Sunday. Barcelona fans will be hoping for another goal from their new number ten against Dynamo.


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