The bitter reality is felt by the Catalan giants Barcelona ahead of the European Champions League continued against Dinamo Kyiev. A number of their main players suffered injuries and could not appear in the match, including the captain Lionel Messi.
Previously, it should be noted, Barcelona will face Ukraine’s representatives in the 4th matchdays of Group G of the 2020/21 European Champions League in the middle of this week.
Of course, as the top of the standings with a perfect score in the first 3 matches, the Catalan giants are determined to win again to solidify their position.
In the previous three matches, Barcelona successfully won, including against Juventus. That way they now top the standings with 9 points.
While the fourth match is planned to be held in Ukraine, Dinamo Kyiev’s headquarters. Unfortunately, coach Ronald Koeman couldn’t field his best squad for this match because many of his players were injured.
Most of them are the main players like Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti to Ansu Fati.
Ironically, there were two other mainstay players who were also unable to go to Ukraine because of their problems in Spain. Both are Lionel Messi and Frenkie De Jong.
However, defender Clement Lenglet emphasized that his team will still be targeting victory in this match. This is due to the fact that Barcelona only need one more win to secure a ticket to the last 16.
“This is an important match for many reasons. We have to get good results to continue to compete. It could also allow the coach to rotate more if we qualify tomorrow.” said Lenglet as reported by Marca.
Furthermore, the French player expressed his gratitude because in the midst of the hurricane of injuries beating the players, he was actually in a fit condition.
“Fortunately, I did not have an injury and I hope it remains like that so I can help the team,” he concluded.
But of course, losing some of the main players like Pique, Busquets and Messi will affect Barcelona’s overall performance in the duel. We look forward to it.