Match highlights

Ronald Koeman has agreed that Barcelona needs to improve on some aspects of their game

Back to football news
05 Nov 2020
697views
FC Barcelona

The Ukrainians missed several players due to a mix of COVID-19 and injury, but there were still moments during the match when they troubled the Catalans.

Overall, Barcelona were fine

Ronald Koeman has agreed that Barcelona needs to improve on some aspects of their game, and the Dutch coach pointed to their playoff the ball after beating Dynamo Kyiv 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Ukrainians missed several players due to a mix of COVID-19 and injury, but there were still moments during the match when they troubled the Catalans. “Overall we’re fine,” Koeman said in his post-match interview. “Winning all three Champions League games is very positive. We have to play well, and we have to improve the play without the ball.” Marc-André ter Stegen played in his first game of the season, his first since successful knee surgery, and he was in great shape between the sticks.

 

“Once again he showed that he is a great goalkeeper,” admitted the coach. “He was perfect. He trained well for a week, and we saw that he is fit. Today he showed his qualities.”

 

Frenkie de Jong was an unexpected choice in the centre-back next to Gerard Pique, with Koeman saying he was testing a variation he had at his disposal. “Clement Lenglet has played a lot of games and had some physical difficulties,” Koeman said. “And so we put Frankie in. It is an option we can have. Look for two against one. We took advantage of that.” Despite the victory, there were portions of the game where Barcelona got under considerable pressure. “The problem exists, sometimes it cannot be pushed through,” Koeman said. “And if you do that, you will leave spaces. They played well and created the danger. In general, we were good defensively. In no other match, we have not suffered such danger from an opponent as today. We need to improve the play without the ball.”

  • FC Barcelona
  • Livescore (livescore)
  • Match highlights

Subscribe and receive the latest news

Facebook Twitter Line
Goal Post

UEFA EURO 2020 | Teams & Players To Watch | Road To Euro 2020 | THE GOAL POST

Dana is back with a new episode of the “Goal Post”. She will preview the players and teams that are worth watching during the Euro 2020. Gareth Bale and Donnarumma in the group A Two most watchable and important players would be Bale and Donnarumma. Italian goalkeeper is not happy in Milan, so he is

4 Jun 2021
927 views
OFF THE PITCH

RONALDO REPLACEMENT? Tragic Celebration In Madrid & Many More! | OFF THE PITCH

Dana is back with a new episode of the “off the pitch”. She will talk about the latest news in football news.   Juventus is looking for Ronaldo’s replacement Cristiano Ronaldo may leave the team in summer. As of now, Cristiano is the player of Juventus and he is focused on Euro 2020. Portugal’s team

26 May 2021
661 views