Barcelona faced Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League this evening in a do-or-die fixture at Camp Nou.
Barcelona were bottom of Group E going into the game, yet to score a goal or win a point. They were a point behind Dynamo, four behind Benfica and six behind Bayern Munich.
Barca basically have to win tonight to have any real chance of getting to the last 16 of the CL. The crowd is…not great. pic.twitter.com/w7M6hRBlqA
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) October 20, 2021
Domestically, things aren’t so hot right now 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 1-0 Dynamo | GOAL! Pique 🎥
— Follow @IFAST66 (@ifast222) October 20, 2021
Barcelona basically had 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.
Nevertheless, Barcelona took the lead in the 37th minute through Gerard Pique. The veteran Catalan centre-back was assisted by another of the old guard, Jordi Alba, who lifted the ball to the back post to enable Pique to score at the back post.