Koeman passes one of the tests: FC Barcelona managed to beat Valencia and sets his eye on the Champions League

The crisis of Barcelona gave a truce with victory over him Valencia, after the stoppage for the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, in a commitment where Ansu Fati was headline, Coutinho scored and Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero debuted with the blaugranas.

Although the visiting team opened the scoring by means of an extraordinary shot of Gayá, at minute 5 ‘of the game, those led by Ronald Koeman they were able to shake off the goal with which the day began.

The Camp Nou entered a kind of collective anguish until Ansu Fati tied the actions minutes later, so that the Culé cast began to control the game. Little by little those led by Koeman began to convince themselves of the good game and with the good covers of the goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen,

The controversy came at the end of the first half with a foul inside the area by Gayá to Ansu Fati, which the referee whistled as a penalty despite the claims of the Valencian players and Memphis Depay was in charge of scoring.

Already for the second half, Philliphe Coutinho entered to give another dynamic to the commitment and continue with the good collective performance together with Sergiño Dest, the Brazilian would score the final 3-1 at minute 85 ′.

139 days after his signing, ‘Kun’ made his debut

One of the good news for Barcelona was the long-awaited debut of Argentine Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero, 139 days after his signing was made official. For Koeman, the availability of former Manchester City alleviates offensive problems a bit after the losses of Ousmane Debelé and Martin Braithwaite.

The ‘Kun’ in his debut with FC Barcelona (Photo: EFE)

Eye on Champions and in ‘El Clásico’

Barcelona will have to face Dinamo Kiev next Wednesday, on the third day of the UEFA Champions League group stage, where they have lost two consecutive defeats against Bayern Munich and Benfica.

Next Sunday, Barcelona will face Real Madrid in ‘El Clásico’, the first without Lionel Messi as a player for the Catalan club.


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