Dynamo Kiev vs Barcelona LIVE! Champions League
Barcelona’s Ansu Fati scored a superb second-half goal to secure a crucial 1-0 Champions League win at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday.
Young Barca prospect Fati saved his side in the 70th minute with a fierce volley from inside the box after the home defense failed to clear Oscar Mingueza’s cross from the right.
However, the Ukrainian champions gave Barcelona a hard time in a frenzied game, with both sides missing several chances.
This victory places Barça in second place in Group E with six points, two ahead of Benfica. The leaders Bayern qualified for the knockout stage with 12 points after beating Benfica 5-2.
Elsewhere in Group E, a hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich win 5-2 at home against Benfica.
As Cristiano Ronaldo tied late in both halves for Manchester United’s Group F draw at Atalanta, Villarreal beat Young Boys in that group’s other game.
Full time! Dynamo Kiev 0-1 Barcelona
Nothing special from the visitors, but they won’t mind, as Xavi is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Dynamo gave it their all but ran out of steam and just didn’t have the quality in front of goal.
Ansu Fati got it and the 19-year-old’s strike is enough for the win.
90 + 4 min: This game has been messy from start to finish and there are still a worrying moment or two as Barcelona look to see it.
Kiev cannot retrieve the ball, however.
90 + 2 minutes: The excellent Mingueza recovers the ball and Barcelona are able to keep the ball high on the pitch.
There is no rush towards the home goal, either.
90 minutes: Five minutes added on …
Kiev is still having fun!
Zabarnyi is after a corner and the side retreats in front of the goal, while a copious smash would have been better. His shot bounces wide.
87 minutes: Fati rests for the last moments, the scorer and likely winner of the match comes out for 18-year-old striker Balde.
85 minutes: Always from start to finish, it is Barcelona who advance and Nico refuses to shoot from a good point at 20 meters, to rather work wide.