Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the Match Review of Barcelona vs Villareal. Barcelona faced Villareal to kick off their campaign in the 20/21 La Liga season. They hosted Villareal at the Camp Nou and ended up winning the game 4-0. There are a lot of positives to take from the encounter. However, Ronald Koemann and his team have still a lot to work on if they want to keep dominating every game like this. Barcelona has started the season exactly the way Koemann wanted to. Barcelona has won their first game and now has 3 points.
BARCELONA VS VILLAREAL MATCH REVIEW
No one is certain about how Koemann’s system is going to work in Barcelona. Many pundits have rated it as a big gamble to bring Koemann to handle things at this club. Barcelona is coming from a pretty bad previous season. They went trophyless, and also got knocked out of the Champions League in a humiliating way. However, this performance from FC Barcelona showed positive signs that maybe players have left it all behind and are ready to make things better for themselves. The players performed very well, and Ronald Koemann was spot on with his rotations.
Philippe Coutinho was amazing, and so was Ansu Fati. Messi is aging like fine wine and Jordi Alba is showing signs of good fitness as well. This is exactly what this current Barcelona team needs. Koemann is still looking to bring some players to the club before the transfer window ends. However, the players already present need to give their best in order to take Barcelona to the top again. Dembele, Trincao, and Pjanic look to be in fine touch as well. They performed pretty well, and they are going to be very useful in upcoming games.
Barcelona was all over Villareal, and Koemann’s football style seems to suit the Barcelona players very well. It is too early to jump to conclusions right now. However, considering this game only, Barcelona has indeed managed to show a major difference from the previous season. Koemann wants to include younger players to play for him, and this can also be one of the reasons Barcelona seems to be progressing. However, some experienced players at the back and in the midfield are also helping the young talents to perform to their full potentials. Barcelona still needs to bring new players before the window ends.
This is surely the start FC Barcelona needed. However, they must look to capitalize on this as much as possible. The team has kicked off the season in the right way. Ansu Fati has put on a bold statement that he is the next big thing in football. Coutinho has found his place in the team, and now everyone has realized that he is very important to this team. Griezmann finally has his chance to prove himself once and for all, and Messi is just as good as he has always been.
Let’s see how this team progresses further.
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