Ronald Koeman, beside his players after a match of the FC Barcelona


Koeman already equalises marks in a Barça that enjoys of a change of airs

Published:2/02/2021 - 10:12h

Updated:2/02/2021 - 10:12h

The Barcelona learnt of the defeats in front of Cádiz and Juventus to chain a streak that only has been interrupted by the Athletic of Bilbao in the Supercup

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Ronald Koeman was not precisely the favourite to assume the reins of the FC Barcelona after the way in which it finalised the past campaign, but in the middle of a so imminent renewal as necessary, the Dutch technician, that already had commanded several direct messages to leave in clear his interest by the bench culé, landed in Camp Nou for reconducir the course.

It has not been easy and follows being under the lupa, although it is true that the merit deserved is very awarded for a team that hardly the calendar gave course to the natural year, accumulates 10 parties followed without knowing the defeat (8 victories and two ties) that gave him 26 points of the 30 contested in this stretch. To day of today, already equalised the mark of Quique Setién, previous technical director in the team.

It is not casualidad that the takeoff of Leo Messi influences a lot in these good results, the same that they expected when it debuted in Champions League with goleada in front of the Ferencváros and left good feelings. But as well as there is a Messi in the team, also there are a lot of irregularities that seems to have cleared completely, for now.

The classical in front of the Real Madrid was the first balde of cold water of the season, with a 1-3 unexpected until in the own white fans that expected the worst when seeing to his team engaging in Champions and sailing adrift in the local competition.

Cádiz Gave a new opportunity for recobrar confidence but very deserved that of matagigantes for the yellow club lumbering with him a 2-1 to the Barcelona. Koeman Began to feel discomfort, the press threw it and returned those ghosts of his stage in Valencia, but the best was for coming.

This defeat was a turning point for the team and since chained this series that improved the one who fraguó does a season, since Setién achieved 24 points in 10 games (seven victories and three ties) and Koeman surpasses it by two. But it is only the beginning, because the true challenge is in Ernesto Valverde, that in his first campaign directing to the club chained 36 parties without losing.

Between the positive notes of this chain of games invicto, stands out that the eight games won gave out of house, by what once strengthen the feudo local, will be able to take him out the same or more benefit that to the visits, in which it has achieved eight victories in equal number of meeting with rivals like Granada, Real Sociedad and the recent Athletic of Bilbao, that also served him of revancha.

Have recovered to Messi (is still in process to recover his maximum level), the important (but reduced) presence of Riqui Puig, a block that works of efficient form when Of Jong is the teacher of ceremony, are some of the keys of a Barcelona that begins to raise the face in LaLiga, by a lot of that speak of an Athletic of Madrid like champion anticipated.

Valencia and Eibar were the only able to steal points to the staff of Koeman and attained it to domicile, being the victims out of house Raise, Real Sociedad, Valladolid, Huesca, Athletic, Granada, Elche and Athletic again. Precisely the group bilbaíno, that fell in both duels suspender belts, amargó the party of the Supercopa with a tie to last and back traced back, avoiding that the series went of 14, after the two victories in Glass and the tie in front of the Real Sociedad in the Supercopa.

The keys of the success

The tarpaulin with Araújo in defence, a Ter Stegen that follow surprising in each covered that it can and a gear that takes form, did of the team a wall for only receive seven goals in 10 meetings. Already in offensive key, 24 goals annotated delivered in 10 goleadores distinct: Riqui Puig, Pedri, Dembelé, BRaithwaite, Lenglet, Araújo and Jordi Alba annotated a so much, Griezmann and Of Jong marked three and Lionel Messi, accumulated eight, almost one by party.

The concentration has played in favour and have known to suffer to carry the victory, being Messi (two occasions) the one who more has decided parties with a goal. Also Of Jong and Griezmann defined the marker seeing door. The next duel will be in front of the Betis of Pellegrini, team that leaves eighth in the competition and this season is showing that it is had to do to suffer to what rival stop in front, supported in the inspiration of Joaquín and Channels, this last that is playing to a level superlative.

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