The Group G leaders Barcelona are top of the table with 6 points from two matches. During the last Champions League outing, Barca thumps Juventus by two goals. Now they are up against the Ukranian strongholds Dynamo Kyiv to earn the maximum from the group matches. La Liga giants will host the match on Wednesday night and they are hoping for a comeback from repeated failures of League matches.
This will be the 11th meeting between Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv in European competition. The Spanish side won the six of precious ten meetings. It is the fourth time these two teams are drawn together in the group stage of the European Championship. Barcelona won both group meetings in 1991/92 and 2009/10, while the Ukrainian side won both in 1997/98.
Barcelona has won two of their previous three European Cup/Champions League games when hosting Dynamo Kyiv and lost once. The recent victory of Catalans came in 2009 under Pep Guardiola, they beat Kyiv side by 2-0. For the past two decades, the Ukrainian team had failed to Mark a win against any Spanish opponents. The last 14 times when they met any La Liga opposition the result was either a loss or draw. Last time Dynamo Kyiv tasted a better result against Spanish foes was in the 20th century (1999), 2-0 win by beating the biggest Champions of this competition, the Real Madrid.
Barcelona is unbeaten in their previous 22 games in the group stage of this competition, winning 16 times and drawn on 6 occasions. They could win five group outings in a row by beating the Ukrainians for the first time since October 2017.