Good evening and welcome to this live blog.

My name is Robbert van der Linde and I will keep you informed about the official debut of Ronald Koeman as coach of FC Barcelona here.

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It is not known whether it is because of Koeman's debut or the start of the competition for Barcelona, ​​but fireworks are regularly set off outside the Camp Nou.

The fireworks on the field are unfortunately a bit lacking after the break.

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72 'De Jong sends Alba deep over the left, after which the left back releases a fine cross.

Messi gets the ball on his head, but sends the ball wide.

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70 'Ansu Fati will not be the youngest player ever to have a hat-trick in La Liga.

The two-time goalscorer is removed by Koeman and replaced by Ousmane Dembélé.

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66 'Messi occasionally shows a glimpse of his class.

He dribbles in à la Arjen Robben from the right and hits with the left.

The attempt is excellent, but Asenjo prevents the Argentinian from scoring his first goal from open play under Koeman with a flashy save.

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63 'After more than an hour there is the first real work for Neto.

The replacement for the injured Ter Stegen between the posts at Barcelona returns a shot from Moreno.

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The Barcelona players celebrate the fourth goal just before half time.

If the Catalans want to give Koeman a record start, they have to score a little further.

In August 2013, Gerardo Martino started his training period at Camp Nou with a 7-0 win over Levante.

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55 'For a second, Moreno thinks he will shoot the honorary goal for Villarreal, but the flag has already gone up and the whistle has already sounded.

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It is not very exuberant, but despite everything that has happened in the past month, Lionel Messi can still take a punch after he uses a penalty kick.

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49 'Barcelona happily continues the hunt for goals.

Ansu Fati launches Messi with a nice rocker and sees the Argentinian in the hands of Asenjo.

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46 'The second half in Camp Nou has started.

Are the Barcelona players going to embellish Ronald Koeman's debut even more, or will Villarreal fight back a bit?

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At Barcelona they are very happy that Lionel Messi can still be admired in the 'blaugrana'.

The Argentinian continues under Koeman with what he always does: score.

What a beauty 😍


Avatar Author FC Barcelona Moment of places 21: 43 - September 27, 2020

FC Barcelona-Villarreal 37 minutes ago

Due to his striking penalty kick after more than half an hour against Villarreal, Lionel Messi is the sixth player ever to score in seventeen different La Liga seasons.

Piru Gainza (nineteen), Paco Gento (seventeen), Carlos Santillana (seventeen), Joaquín (seventeen) and, since yesterday, Sergio Ramos (seventeen) preceded the Argentinian of Barcelona. 

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To say that the hand of Ronald Koeman is already visible is perhaps a bit opportunistic, but the fact is that FC Barcelona is leading 4-0 against Villarreal in the first official match under the Dutch coach halfway through.

Ansu Fati makes the first two goals under Koeman, while Lionel Messi (used penalty) also has his first goal of the season.

Pau Torres makes it all a bit more painful for Villarreal with an own goal, which has no chance.

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45 + 1 'GOAL FC Barcelona!


Lionel Messi carelessly gives a nice cross between three men.

The ball is intended for Sergio Busquets, but before the midfielder can reach it, Pau Torres is in the middle.

However, the defender taps the ball past his own goalkeeper into the goal and unintentionally makes Ronald Koeman's debut even better.

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Lionel Messi's 3-0 in the picture.

It's not the best penalty the Argentinian has ever taken, but he's in it and that's the point.

This is how you start the new season 💥From the dot, Lionel Messi signs for Barca's third hit: 3️⃣-0️⃣ #ZiggoSport #BarcelonaVillarreal #LaLiga


Avatar Author Ziggo Sport Football Moment of places 21: 39 - 27 September 2020

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Ronald Koeman watches from the sidelines.

The coach is on his way to a beautiful debut as a trainer in Catalan service.

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41 'Coutinho is very close to 4-0 with a half successful volley.

The Brazilian's attempt has a strange bounce and that is why Asenjo has the necessary trouble to tap the ball over the bar.

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39 'Villarreal reports again for the goal of Barcelona, ​​but the visitors are called offside.

For the time being, 'El Submarino Amarillo' makes little effort to ruin Koeman's debut.

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35 'GOAL FC Barcelona!


Who else but Lionel Messi gets behind the ball and the Argentinian star player also scores his first goal under Ronald Koeman.

That almost goes wrong, because Sergio Asenjo gets a hand behind the pingel.

To his horror, however, the Villarreal keeper sees the ball pass under him and end up in the net.

A dream start for Koeman near Barcelona.

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Penalty FC Barcelona!

Ansu Fati falls to the ground after very light contact with Mario Gaspar.

There doesn't seem to be much going on, but the ball hits the dot.

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At 17 years and 332 days, Ansu Fati can become the youngest player ever to have a hat-trick in La Liga.

That record is still held by José Iraragorri, who was 17 years and 337 days old ninety years ago (on February 16, 1930) when he scored three times against Real Sociedad on behalf of Athletic Bilbao.

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Goalscorer Ansu Fati is on his way to thank principal Jordi Alba after the opening goal.

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26 'There, Messi is also close to his first goal of the new season, but Asenjo prevents that with a great save.

Moments later, with a nice reflex, he also stops Alba from scoring, who tries to surprise the goalkeeper in the short corner.

FC Barcelona-Villarreal one hour ago

And also Barcelona's second goal in the Koeman era comes from the foot of Ansu Fati.

The seventeen-year-old attacker is the end station of a razor-sharp counter.

Ansu Fati again!

⚡ Pay special attention to how quickly Barcelona works the ball into Villarreal's goal from the own 16 🤯 #ZiggoSport #BarcelonaVillarreal #LaLiga


Avatar Author Ziggo Sport Football Moment of places 21: 23 - 27 September 2020

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For the archives: the first goal of Barcelona led by trainer Ronald Koeman.


☄️The first official goal under Ronald Koeman is in the name of the little Spaniard 👏🏻 #ZiggoSport #BarcelonaVillarreal #LaLiga


Avatar Author Ziggo Sport Football Moment of places 21: 19 - 27 September 2020

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20 'GOAL FC Barcelona!


Ansu Fati is the big man of the first minutes under Ronald Koeman at Barcelona.

The youngster is put free in front of the keeper with a nice ball by Philippe Coutinho.

He shoves the ball in as if he has been competing at the highest level for years and doubles the Catalan margin.

FC Barcelona-Villarreal one hour ago

It is that there is no audience at Camp Nou, otherwise it would have been on the benches after the beautiful opening goal of Ansu Fati just now.

However, the coronavirus still has Spain in its grip, meaning that no spectators are welcome to celebrate the goal, although there will undoubtedly be loud cheering elsewhere in Catalonia.

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15 'GOAL FC Barcelona!


The first goal of Barcelona under Ronald Koeman is a fact, and it is made by Ansu Fati.

Jordi Alba is looking for Lionel Messi from the back line, but still finds it only seventeen-year-old super talent.

He whips the ball into the cross without hesitation.

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Frenkie de Jong during the warm-up.

The midfielder plays under Koeman in his beloved position of defensive midfielder.

With Sergio Busquets he has to guard the balance behind the attacking block Coutinho-Griezmann-Fati and striker Messi.

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5 'Alba tries to reach Messi with a sharp cross, but keeper Asenjo is in between.

Villarreal is currently withdrawing from its own half and will only bother the Catalans when they come across the center line.

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Here again the starting line-up of Barcelona.

In addition to Lionel Messi, Koeman has reserved basic places for Gerard Piqué, Philippe Coutinho and Frenkie de Jong.


Here's YOUR starting XI for the first @LaLigaEN match of the 2020/21 season!


Avatar Author FC Barcelona Moment of places 19: 48 - September 27, 2020

FC Barcelona-Villarreal 2 hours ago


The ball has started, the Koeman era at Barcelona has officially begun!

FC Barcelona-Villarreal 2 hours ago

As if the club is not in crisis at all, the 'Cant del Barça' blares through Camp Nou before the start of the game.

FC Barcelona-Villarreal 2 hours ago

An image that we would not have expected a month ago: Lionel Messi warming up in the Barcelona shirt before a match.

The Argentinian said he wanted to leave, but came back (with the necessary reluctance) and is therefore available for Ronald Koeman.

FC Barcelona-Villarreal 2 hours ago

So it will be the official debut for Ronald Koeman.

The former national coach of Orange already led Barcelona during three exhibition matches, all of which were won.

Now it is 'all about the real thing' and the pressure is immediately sky-high.

FC Barcelona-Villarreal 2 hours ago

In any case, Koeman will not take the lead in La Liga with Barcelona tonight.

The Catalans will only come into action in competition for the first time tonight, because they were allowed to start the season later due to their European obligations last season.

Much later was also not possible, as there are already teams with three games played in La Liga this season.

FC Barcelona-Villarreal 2 hours ago

Ronald Koeman will make his official debut as FC Barcelona coach in fifteen minutes.

In Camp Nou, Villarreal is the first opponent of the Catalans in the new era under the Dutch trainer.

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A basic place for Frenkie de Jong in the first official match of trainer Ronald Koeman at FC Barcelona.

Lionel Messi, who submitted a departure wish last summer, also appears at the kick-off.

Barcelona takes on Villarreal at 9 p.m.

FC Barcelona:


Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba;

Busquets, Frenkie de Jong;

Ansu Fati, Coutinho, Griezmann;


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