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The big challenge of Koeman: going out of the worst start of the Barça in 29 years

Published:24/11/2020 - 11:41h

Updated:24/11/2020 - 11:41h

Since the season 1991-1992, the FC Barcelona did not have a so bitter start in LaLiga Santander, but this time is led by a Ronald Koeman coach and not player

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Of the hand of Ronald Koeman, the Barça accumulates only 3 victories in 8 parties contested in LaLiga Santander 2020-21. It is the worst start from 29 years ago, when the 'Dream Team' of Johan Cruyff and Carles Rexach had an identical beginning in the season 1991-92. However, the only difference is that the team of Koeman great 15 marked goals and 9 received, whereas in 1991 were 13 marked and 12 received.

Another of the similarities is that in that eighth day of 1991 (tie to two in the field of the Logroñés) the Barça also lived a grave drop of the defence Albert Ferrer, the one who suffered an injury of the ligaments of the knee that 3 November and could not reappear until the month of May, after six months of drop.

Besides, the own Koeman in those dates was one of the stood out in the defence of the FC Barcelona and with a high regularity being headline in 35 of the 38 parties of LaLiga Santander and marking 16 goals. It was the maximum second realizador of the team, only surpassed by Hristo Stoichkov.

It is necessary to remember that between all the trainers that have gone through the FC Barcelona only there is one that achieved eight victories in the eight first meetings in the season 2013-14, and east was the 'Tata' Martino. However, in spite of the good figures in the start, the ex Barcelona did not achieve to win LaLiga Santander.

Koeman And other debutantes

Ronald Koeman can compete with other trainers that have had to debut in LaLiga with the FC Barcelona, and is not the case of Cruyff in 1991-92, since that was his fourth season in the club. Similar cases to the of Koeman: Roque Olsen (1965), the Argentinian had an identical beginning, with three victories and two ties in the first 8 parties. As well as also him sucedió to the Dutch Rinus Michels in his first season (1971-72), with only two victories and three ties in the eighth day.

Another of which had a worse start that the one of Koeman was Laszy Kubala (1980-81), with three victories and five defeats in the day 8. It fits to stand out that the Hungarian already had been trainer of the Barcelona club in the years sixty.

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