Dynamo Kiev 0-4 Barcelona: Player Ratings as Martin Braithwaite's Brace Secures Last 16 Qualification

Nov 25, 2020, 12:15 PM GMT
Martin Braithwaite
An easy day at the office for Barcelona. | DeFodi Images/Getty Images
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An understrength Barcelona secured qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League as they beat Dynamo Kiev 4-0 on Tuesday night, with Martin Braithwaite scoring twice.

Despite leaving Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong at home, Ronald Koeman's side cruised to victory thanks to a second-half blitz, with Sergino Dest and Braithwaite knocking in their side's opening goals in the 52nd and 57th minutes respectively.

Braithwaite scored his second with a penalty before substitute Antoine Griezmann got on the scoresheet in injury time.

Dynamo Kiev were little more than passengers in the game and failed to make an impression, squandering their only real chance with a breakdown in communication.

It'll now be a battle between Juventus and Barça for top spot in Group G, with both having qualified. The loss for Dynamo leaves them on just one point after four games.

Here are your Barcelona player ratings.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Dest grabbed his first goal for Barça
Dest grabbed his first goal for Barça | SERGEI SUPINSKY/Getty Images

Marc-André ter Stegen (GK) - 7/10 - He didn't have much do but was reliable as ever when called upon, making a handful of saves.

Sergino Dest (RB) - 8/10 - Was very lively down the right flank all night. Dest loves getting forward and was rewarded for his attacking venture with a goal. A great performance from the American full-back.

Oscar Mingueza (CB) - 7/10 - Couldn't have asked for a more comfortable debut in the Champions League. He even managed an assist, flicking on a corner for Braithwaite to net his first.

Clément Lenglet (CB) - 7/10 - A measured and disciplined showing from the Frenchman, who acted like a strong mentor for the youth around him.

Junior Firpo (LB) - 7/10 - The speed of this man! Firpo caused problems for Kiev all evening down the left side.

2. Midfielders

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Philippe Coutinho made his second appearance in this year's UCL. | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Francisco Trincão (RM) - 7/10 - Showcasing some of his raw technical talents, Trincão looked more than comfortable for Barça in the game. Had plenty of dribbling opportunities before being substituted in the 83rd minute.

Miralem Pjanić (CM) - 6/10 - While he dictated the pace of the game in the middle of the park, Pjanic didn't get in on the attacking action for Barça and was subbed off in the 65th minute.

Carles Aleñá (CM) - 7/10 - Much like Pjanić, he was strong and present in the middle of the park. He'll be happy to get another UCL appearance under his belt.

Pedri (LM) - 7/10 - Linking up very nicely with Dest, Pedri showed why there's plenty of hype around him at the moment. He ran the Kiev backline ragged before being subbed off.

Philippe Coutinho (AM) 7/10 - Playing in his preferred position behind the striker, he had a few unlucky efforts but really should have scored. A decent night overall for the Brazilian.

3. Forwards

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Braithwaite bagged his firs UCL goal, and followed it up quickly with a second. | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Martin Braithwaite - (ST) - 9/10 - He'll be very happy with an assist and his two goals, but he could have had a hat trick. Obviously keen to make an impression, Braithwaite used his strength and speed to hound Kiev, not giving them a moment's peace.

4. Substitutes

Antoine Griezmann - 7/10 - Came on to score. Looked lively but the game was already decided before he scored.

Konrad de la Fuente - 5/10 - Made his Barcelona debut, coming on as a sub in the 83rd minute.

Matheus Fernandes - 6/10 - Also made his debut for the club, replacing Pedri after 73 minutes.

Jordi Alba - 6/10 - Bagged an assist for Griezmann's goal.

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