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He FC Barcelona inaugurated its season in LaLiga 2020-21 with a serious triumph before him Villarreal (4-0) in the match corresponding to day 3 of the championship and which also marked the official debut of Ronald Koeman as a Barça coach. The azulgrana team got the game on track with two goals from Ansu Fatiand rounded off the task thanks to Messi, who scored the third penalty and cooked the fourth, the work of Pau Torres own goal when trying to clear a center from the Argentine.
Koeman surprised by leaving Dembélé on the bench and betting on an attack formed by Griezmann, Messi and Ansu Fati, who were supported from midfield by De Jong Y Coutinho. Of course, one of the great protagonists was Jordi Alba, since his runs were a headache for the yellow defense and, in fact, he assisted Ansu Fati to score the first goal of the night.
The young Fati signed his double before 20 minutes and in 35 he caused a penalty that Messi scored to leave the match practically sentenced. Although he did not lower his arms, Villarreal took a new blow after a Messi center that Pau Torres he tried to clear, with the bad luck that he introduced the ball into his own goal.
Those of Unai emery they did not make the culés fear for victory. Koeman took advantage of the calm of the result to give minutes to Pedri Y Dembele and even gave the alternative to two of the newcomers, Trincao Y Pjanic, who played more than 20 minutes.
The Barça forgets with a comfortable encounter all the complications experienced in recent weeks, from Leo Messi’s threat of leaving the club to the turbulent departure of Luis Suarez, whose double with Atlético raised blisters in Barcelona.