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Papers: Barcelona looking to set themselves for success against Kyiv

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Later on this evening, Barcelona will play their third game of the 2020/21 Champions League campaign, looking for the third win as well. Following excellent results in the first two rounds of the group stage, beating Dynamo Kyiv tonight would essentially get them at the doorstep of qualification to the next round.

Of course, the game is all the papers are discussing this morning. SPORT have gone with a title that says Barça want to sentence their opposition tonight.

Another three points at the Camp Nou would mean the Catalans would be as good as qualified for the next round. Nothing is certain, however, and no opponent should be taken lightly, especially in Europe.

The good news is that the Ukrainian team has tested negative ahead of the clash, meaning UEFA won’t have to postpone the game. Finally, Ronald Koeman has now responded to Quique Setién by saying: ‘Messi is not difficult to manage. I have a good relationship with him.

Mundo Deportivo are dealing with exactly that topic of testing, stating that Dynamo are ‘negative‘ while Barcelona are ‘positive‘.

Of course, what they mean by that is that the 13 Dynamo first team players are now officially available after passing the PCR test so in that sense, they are all negative. Barcelona, on the other hand, are going into the match with overwhelmingly positive feelings.

The rival they are facing is severely weakened and they will be looking to go all out and make a statement in the European campaign as a whole.

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