Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, was delighted to see Ronald Koeman's team able to put on a great game even without Lionel Messi's presence. This was seen when Barcelona visited Dynamo Kiev headquarters on the fourth matchday of Group G of the 2020-2021 Champions League.
At the match which took place at the Kiev Olympic Stadium, Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Barcelona won a landslide victory. Even without the main star, Messi, Barcelona won 4-0.
Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, was delighted to see Ronald Koeman's team able to present a neat game even without Lionel Messi's presence. This was seen when Barcelona visited Dynamo Kiev headquarters on the fourth matchday of Group G of the 2020-2021 Champions League. The win then set the stage for Barcelona players such as Martin Braithwaite and Antoine Griezmann. Braithwaite himself managed to contribute two goals, while Griezmann collected one goal. Meanwhile, another Barcelona goal was scored by Sergino Dest.
Barcelona legend Rivaldo also praised the Barcelona players' good performance. According to him, Messi's absence from the match gives a little idea of how Barcelona will perform in the future if Messi's La Pulga actually leaves Camp Nou.
Rivaldo statement, quoting from Goal, Saturday (28/11/2020). Barcelona won a good away win in the Champions League in Ukraine with a solid performance despite Lionel Messi's absence and that's good news for the group. The team played a better match against Dynamo Kiev this time than when they hosted them at Camp Nou, so The results and performance were positive for two reasons.
Lionel Messi managed to rest after commitments with international teams and other players like Antoine Griezmann or Martin Braithwaite took the opportunity to step up, On the other side of the season, Messi may not be around and other players will have to show up. So it's good for the team to start getting used to and at the same time gain confidence without the presence of the main stars on the pitch, "Of course, I believe Ronald Koeman only left Messi out of this game to rest him because it was not a decisive match because Barcelona were close to qualifying," he added.
Previously, Koeman had indeed provided an overview of his plans for the match in the absence of Lionel Messi. The Dutch passport coach made a tough decision to rest Messi after serving his international duty with the Argentina national team.
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