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Mingueza: ‘It's a dream to debut in the Champions League’

Wed 25 November 2020 | 11:12

Oscar Mingueza in his first Champions League appearance, by providing an assist contributed to Barca’s 4-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv.

After the defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday,

Barcelona

coach

Ronald Koeman

decided to change his first XI among which was

Oscar Mingueza

.

Oscar Mingueza was able to make his first senior appearance in the

Champions League

. Pedri, Trincao, Sergino Dest, Carles Alena, and Junior Firpo also featured in a youthful line-up and Jordi Alba and Antoine Griezmann had to sit on the bench.

Koeman’s decision paid off as they won 4-0 against

Dynamo Kyiv

. During the game, Sergino Dest scored the opener and it was followed by Martin Braithwaite scoring twice and then the game was finished with Griezmann coming off the bench and scoring in the 90th minute.

Mingueza’s performance also was impressive as he provided an assist in his first game. He hopes to get more game time and play on a more regular basis.

"I am really, really happy after so many years and everything that I have suffered to play here. It's a dream to debut in the Champions League for the best club in the world," he said.

"I spent all week wondering if I would play or not and when I found out I was so happy.

"I was a little nervous and I thought of my family, my girlfriend, and the people that know what I have suffered and the work behind reaching this point.

"I hope that this is the start of something big. I played well, we didn't give much away, the team was switched on when we lost the ball.

"With the rhythm, we played with, they ended up tiring. We played well with and without the ball.”

Jordi Alba also praised Mingueza for his assist.

"He's a kid who has been training with us for a long time and today he played a great game and assisted Braithwaite's goal," Alba said.

"Defensively he was very good, it didn't seem like his debut with the first team."

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