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Ronald Koeman Started His Era In Barcelona With A Win

Ronald Koeman Started His Era In Barcelona With A Win

Barcelona won 3-1 in their first pre-season match of the mid year, defeating Nastic de Tarragona at the Estadi Johan Cruyff. 

This was the first gander at how Ronald Koeman would set his side up and he played two totally various groups, one line-up for the first half and another for the second. 

Lionel Messi began in the match, fitting in to a 4-2-3-1 framework that saw Sergio Busquets and Carles Alena collaborate in the guarded midfield positions. 

Ousmane Dembele was in the firing line-up as well, returning after his drawn out hamstring injury, and he scored only five minutes in as he had the option to goad the ball through the goalkeeper's legs. 

Antoine Griezmann wasn't as included, yet he made it 2-0 by changing over a punishment in the seventeenth moment. 

After Javi Bonilla pulled one back for Nastic on the half hour mark, Barcelona reestablished their two-objective bit of leeway when the substitute line-up took to the field in the subsequent half. 

Six minutes after the restart, there was another punishment and this time Philippe Coutinho scored. 

Coutinho was acceptable in that subsequent half, while Trincao stood apart for positive reasons as well and Martin Braithwaite stood apart for botching three opportunities.

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