Saturday, January 16

Juventus vs Dynamo Kiev: Preview, Team News and Predicted Lineup

Juventus will host Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday. The only issues left to be resolved in Group G deciding whether Barcelona or Juventus will advance as winners. And whether Ferencvaros or Dynamo Kiev will finish in the third position in the Europa League.

For the seventh straight season, Juventus now have sealed qualification for the Champions League knockout stages. Alvaro Morata scored the winner last time out in the 2-1 victory at home to Hungarian side Ferencvaros. Unless Barcelona stumbles against the Hungarians in the other match in the group, the Italian champions are likely to require three goals in a two-goal win at Camp Nou against Barcelona on the final matchday to have any chance of finishing top of the group.

It has been a disappointing Champions League campaign for Dynamo Kiev. They have been competing only in the group stages of the competition for the first time since the 2016-17 season.

Morata was sent off at Benevento in the 1-1 draw on the weekend. Hence, it is likely to start against Kiev because of the suspension against Torino. Ronaldo and Paolo Dybala could be rested. Adrien Rabiot and Arthur are also likely to get a rest with Rodrigo Bentancur and Weston McKennie probably replacing them.

Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon could join Paul Scholes on 124 matches in the Champions League. He’ll move into the top ten record appearance holders in Europe’s elite competition. Merih Demiral and Giorgio Chiellini are out with muscle injuries as well.

The tourists, meanwhile, have to deal with their own injuries. The player that is out for Lucescu’s side is Volodymyr Kostevych, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Nazariy Rusyn, and Mykyta Burda.

Juventus possible starting lineup: Buffon; Cuadrado, Danilo, Bonucci, Frabotta; Bentancur, McKennie; Bernadeschi, Chiesa, Kulusevski; Morata

Dynamo Kiev possible starting lineup: Bushchan; Kedziora, Popov, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko; Andriyevskyi, Shaparenko; Tsygankov, Shepelev, De Pena; Verbic

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *