Juventus vs Dynamo Kyiv Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Juventus host Dynamo Kyiv at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday in their penultimate match of the Champions League group stage.

Andrea Pirlo has already seen his side qualify for the last 16 and can afford to relax knowing they are through no matter what happens on Wednesday, though are still fighting with Barcelona for top spot.

Dynamo Kyiv are playing for pride now in a campaign that has seen them struck down with a high number of positive COVID-19 cases, meaning they’ve never really gotten their European campaign going.

Stéphanie FrappartStéphanie Frappart
Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to officiate a Champions League match | Fran Santiago/Getty Images

When Is Kick Off? Wednesday 2 December
What Time Is Kick Off?
Where Is It Played?
Allianz Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream?
BT Sport (UK)
Referee? Stephanie Frappart

With qualification already wrapped up, Pirlo is likely to give a few players a rest. Adrien Rabiot and Arthur are likely to sit out with Rodrigo Bentancur and Weston McKennie in with a shout of starting. Juve will be without Giorgio Chiellini and Merih Demiral at the back.

Gianluigi Buffon could play in his 124th Champions League match if he starts, which would take him level with Paul Scholes. Ex-Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was sent off at the weekend against Torino and will likely start this game due to his impending suspension in the league, and Cristiano Ronaldo should return after missing out in their weekend draw at Benevento.

The red mist descended on Morata at the weekend and spoiled a goal scoring performanceThe red mist descended on Morata at the weekend and spoiled a goal scoring performance
The red mist descended on Morata at the weekend and spoiled a goal scoring performance | Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

Dynamo Kyiv are without Oleksandr Tymchyk, Nazariy Rusyn, Mykyta Burda and Volodymyr Kostevych through injury. Dynamo were glad to see key Viktor Tsyhankov return to action at the weekend and will be boosted massively by his return to fitness.

Juventus: Buffon; Cuadrado, Danilo, Bonucci, Frabotta; Bentancur, McKennie, Bernadeschi, Chiesa; Ronaldo, Morata.

Dynamo Kyiv: Bushchan; Kedziora, Popov, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko, Andriyevskyi, Shaparenko; Tsygankov, Shepelev, De Pena; Verbic.

Juventus have only dropped points in one game in the Champions League this season, coming in a loss to Barcelona. They have beaten Dynamo Kyiv once already and have beaten Ferencvaros on both occasions.

Pirlo’s men go into Wednesday’s game on a six match unbeaten run – they have only been beaten once all season and currently sit fourth in Serie A. They have done well to qualify early and can now shift their focus to preserving player fitness.

Andrea Pirlo won the Champions League twice as a playerAndrea Pirlo won the Champions League twice as a player
Andrea Pirlo won the Champions League twice as a player | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Dynamo Kyiv are still winless in the Champions League this season, with their only points coming against Ferencvaros. The draw wasn’t kind to Dynamo – being drawn with Barcelona and Juventus has made their first appearance in the Champions League since the 2016/17 season a difficult one.

Still, at least they’re top of the Ukrainian Premier League…


Benevento 1-1 Juventus (28/11)
Juventus 2-1 Ferencvaros (24/11)
Cagliari 0-2 Juventus (21/11)
Lazio 1-1 Juventus (08/11)
Ferencvaros 1-4 Juventus (04/11)

Dynamo Kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 Vorskyla (28/11)
Dynamo Kyiv 0-4 Barcelona (24/11)
Ingulets 0-2 Dynamo Kyiv (21/11)
Dynamo Kyiv 0-3 Shakhtar Donetsk (08/11)
Barcelona 2-1 Dynamo Kyiv (04/11)

There’ll probably be more scenes like this | SERGEI SUPINSKY/Getty Images

It’s likely we’ll see a much changed Juventus side on Wednesday evening, and this game provides the perfect opportunity for someone to stake a claim for a place and give Pirlo a selection headache.

Regardless, it should be a relatively straightforward game for Juve, and so a comfortable win is likely.

Prediction: Juventus 2-0 Dynamo Kyiv