Bartomeu Promises New Era Barcelona Under Valverde Full
Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, promised a new era of club under the command of their new coach this season, Ernesto Valverde. This is evident from the fact The Catalans always win during the start of the 2017-2018 season.
La Blaugrana have won the first five Premier League matches. In addition, they managed to beat last season’s Champions League finalists, Juventus, with a score of 3-0 on the first matchday of the group stage.
These results make an impressive initial period for the former Athletic Bilbao coach.
“We started a new era with Valverde,” Bartomeu said, quoted by TV3.
“We have a lot of confidence in his abilities,” Bartomeu added.
Bartomeu judged that Valverde has the same vision with Barcelona so make no regrets to choose the 53-year-old man.
“He’s smart and deeply believes in Barcelona and our style, he manages the game and so far he has shown why we chose him,” Bartomeu said.
“The players are really happy with him and he earns the respect and gratitude of all the club’s fans within a few weeks.”
54-year-old man said that Barca’s positive steps can be seen from the performance in the competition that they follow.
“Everything went well in La Liga and in the Champions League, as the team we developed and we will continue to grow,” he said.
Barcelona just beat Eibar 6-1 at Camp Nou on Wednesday (20/09/2017). The goalscorer was donated by Lionel Messi (pen-20 ‘, 59’, 62 ‘, 87’), Paulinho (38 ‘) and Denis Suarez (53’).
League Results Spain, 3 Goals Lionel Messi Win Barcelona
Barcelona won 5-0 in Derbi Catalan contra Espanyol in the Spanish Primera Liga La Liga Division at Camp Nou Stadium, Saturday (09/09/2017) or Sunday morning GMT. Lionel Messi recorded a hat-trick in the game.
Two other goals each donated Gerard Pique (87 ‘) and Luis Suarez (90’).
Appearing as a host and having a quality composition better players make Barcelona no trouble to dominate the course of action since the first minute.
However, the strength of defensive game Espanyol makes skill Ernesto Valverde squad quite difficult to create opportunities for the first 25 minutes.
One minute later the team nicknamed the Blaugrana to finally break the deadlock of the attack and open the 1-0 lead.
Starting from a breakthrough bait Ivan Rakitic, Messi was able to maximize it to a goal by firing a shot from inside the penalty box.
The Argentine star returned his name on the scoreboard in the 35th minute and this time he was able to maximize the bait from Jordi Alba.
After a 2-0 lead in the first half, Messi again became a scourge for Espanyol in the second 45 minutes.
Yes, in the 67th minute Blaugrana widened the advantage into 3-0 also through goals scored Messi utilizing horizontal cross Alba.
As if not satisfied with the 3-0 victory, Barcelona can still score two additional goals before the game ends.
Gerard Pique’s fourth goal scored in the 87th minute that started from the execution of football corner Ivan Rakitic.
Luis Suarez closed the Barcelona goal party in this match and sealed a 5-0 landslide victory while scoring in the final minutes of normal time after receiving a horizontal cross from Ousmane Dembele.
FC Barcelona 5-0 Espanyol (Lionel Messi 26 ‘, 35’, 67 ‘, Gerard Pique 87’, Luis Suarez 90 ‘)
FC Barcelona: 1-Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 3-Gerard Pique, 18-Jordi Alba, 23-Samuel Umtiti, 2-Nelson Semedo, 8-Andres Iniesta, 4-Ivan Rakitic, 5-Sergio Busquets, 10-Lionel Messi , 16-Gerard Deulofeu (11-Ousmane Dembele 68 ‘), 9-Luis Suarez
Coach: Ernesto Valverde
Espanyol: 1-Pau Lopez, 22-Mario Hermoso, 3-Aaron Martin, 20-Papakouli Diop, 18-Javi Fuego, 4-Victor Sanchez (2-Mark Navarro 68 ‘), 19-Pablo Piatti (9-Sergio Garcia 57 ‘), 15-David Lopez, 25-Sergi Darder, 7-Gerard Moreno, 11-Leo Baptistao
Coach: Quique Sanchez Flores
Referee: Jesus Gil