Sparse Camp Nou crowd raises eyebrows as Barcelona host Dynamo Kyiv in crucial clash

Barcelona face Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League this evening in a do-or-die fixture at Camp Nou.

Barcelona are bottom of Group E, and are yet to either score a goal or win a point. They’re a point behind Dynamo, four behind Benfica and six behind the mighty Bayern Munich.

Domestically, things aren’t so hot either. They’re currently seventh in La Liga, a point behind Rayo Vallecano in sixth and two behind Osasuna, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Real Madrid. They’re five short of league leaders Real Sociedad.

Barcelona basically have to beat Dynamo to stand any chance of making it out of their group and into the last 16 of the Champions League, but the turnout at Camp Nou was poor to say the least – especially for a game of such titanic importance.

Ronald Koeman has opted for what appears to be a 4-3-3 shape. Marc-Andre ter Stegen will start in goal, behind a back four of Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba.

Sergio Busquets will anchor the midfield, with Gavi and Frenkie de Jong either side of him, while Luuk de Jong will serve as the focal point of the attack instead of Ansu Fati. Sergino Dest and Memphis Depay will play either side of him.

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