Barcelona News: The numbers confirm .. Koeman is blocking Messi’s role in Barcelona


Lionel Messi – Barcelona – La Liga

Sport 360 – Newspaper shed AC The Spanish shed light on some interesting numbers related to Lionel Messi during a match Barcelona Villarreal, which was held on Sunday at the Camp Nou as part of the third round of the tournament La Liga.

Barcelona began his career in the new season of the Spanish League with a landslide victory over Villarreal with a 4-0 goal, and Ansu Fati scored the first two goals, then Messi added the third goal from the penalty mark, while Pau Torres scored the fourth goal in his team’s goal.

Barcelona with Koeman is no longer a single-player team

The newspaper stated in its report that Dutch coach Ronald Koeman made a radical change in Barcelona Relevant to the strategy of play, and summarized in not relying too much on Lionel Messi As it was happening in recent years.

The report added that Barcelona appeared collectively in yesterday’s match, to the point that Messi only touched the ball 6 times in the first 20 minutes in which the team advanced with two clean goals through Ansu Fati, and Jordi Alba and Philip Coutinho made the two goals for their young colleague.

Messi completed 54 correct passes in the match, while Philippe Coutinho gave 44 passes, and Anso and Fati 39 passes, although the Brazilian and Spanish stars were substituted by the 70th minute, meaning that they fought 20 minutes less than a flea.

Ronald Koeman gave his Argentine star full freedom to move in all directions on the stadium, but at the same time the team was no longer dependent on him in everything, and became part of the group and not the focus of all attacks, as we saw in the era of Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setien.

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