Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kiev: Coutinho & Lenglet could come into the side

Koeman could make a couple of changes to the side that beat Valencia 3-1 on Sunday

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David Salinas

For the decisive Champions League game against Dynamo Kiev at Camp Nou, Ronald Koeman's called up the same players that beat Valencia on Sunday, with the exception of Eric Garcia, who is suspended after getting sent off against Benfica.

Koeman is likely to make a couple of changes to the side, with Clement Lenglet set to replace Garcia and Philippe Coutinho possible coming into the team.

The Barça coach is ready to give another chance to Coutinho, a player he feels is talented and can contribute this season. He knows the Brazilian needs a run of games to recover his best form.

He is ready to give him the game time and confidence he needs. Equally, the player knows this could be the last change he gets and he is desperate to take it.

Coutinho, despite technically playing on the left, looks to come inside and to link up close to the box in areas where he can make a difference. He scored off the bench against Valencia, celebrating effusively, as if a curse had been broken.

In defence, Koeman's obliged to make a change with Garcia out. Ronald Araujo is also injured. Lenglet is likely to come in, although Samuel Umtiti, yet to play this season, and Oscar Mingueza are also options.

After his debut on Sunday, Sergio Aguero is now ready for more minutes. He will start on the bench but is likely to get half an hour depending on how the game goes. He needs minutes ahead of the Clasico.

La previa del FC Barcelona - Dinamo de Kiev




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