Gone is the defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, the withdrawal of coach Quique Seitén, the possible departure of the Argentine star, the goodbye of Luis Suárez or the revolution on the bench that Koeman intended upon arrival. In March 2021 there will be elections, perhaps before Bartomeu leaves the club, but what is clear is that a new era is coming to Can Barça. It is really early to predict that a new Dream Team may once again excite Barcelona and football, but the match against Villarreal leaves expectations very high.
Barça beat Villarreal in their LaLiga debut
Yesterday at the Camp Nou, Barça dominated the game from start to finish with rhythm, speed and precision, pressing against a rival who did not have his best afternoon. The very young Ansu Fati once again demonstrated his talent and worth, and possibly will be a fundamental piece in the team. Pedri, Pjanic and Trincao made their debuts in the first game of the 2020/2021 season.
A first part with dominance of the Catalan team. Four goals that serve Barça to have confidence in the field of play and consolidate the new project of the Koeman era. In the 20th minute of the first half, Ansu Fati had already conceded two goals to Emery’s team. A few minutes later, Leo Messi scored the third goal from eleven meters, and shortly before halftime Villarreal player Pau Torres scored his own goal.
In the second half, Barça relaxed and the game rhythm dropped considerably. He kept attacking and looking for Sergio Asenjo’s goal but there was no luck. With the game more than resolved, the Dutch coach decided to make changes and present Pedri, Trincao and Pjanic to the Blaugrana fans.
FC BARCELONA: Net; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Pjanic, De Jong; Griezmann, Trincao, Coutinho, Pedri ,, Ansu Fati, Dembélé, Messi.
VILLARREAL CF: Sergio Asenjo; Mario Gaspar, Albiol, Funes Mori, Pau Torres, Estupiñán, Chukwueze, Take Kubo, Parejo, Coquelin, Iborra, Moi Gómez; Gerard Moreno, Bacca, Alcácer, Trigueros.
Goals: Ansu Fati (15 ‘); Ansu Fati (19 ‘); Messi, penalty (34 ‘); Pau Torres, p.p. (Four. Five’).
Referee: Cuadra Fernández.