“Please stop killing us” – These Barcelona fans are not happy with Ronald Koeman’s first La Liga team selection

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It’s been a dramatic summer for Barcelona with plenty of comings and goings, so it will be interesting to see how Ronald Koeman gets on in his first La Liga game in charge.

Barca’s problem last season was a total lack of identity on the field so they really struggled if Lionel Messi wasn’t able to do it all himself.

Koeman’s first team selection has been made much more interesting thanks to some injuries and the departure of Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid, so here’s how his side will start this evening:

While the fans may be worrying about how will replace Suarez, it’s worth remembering that Antoine Griezmann was deadly as a number 9 for years in La Liga, so hopefully he will get a chance to shine in his preferred role.

The Frenchman moving inside will allow Ansu Fati to play from the start, while we’ll also see if Coutinho can finally live up to his price tag.

The Barca fans on Twitter are famously fickle, so of course they’ve found a few issues with the line up tonight:


  1. What are Pique,Sergi Roberto,Alba and Busquets still doing in Barca? If we don’t offload these players,our problem will persist.

  2. Pique, Jordi Alba, Griezman, Robert, & Sergio Busquet…. Those 5 Players killing us ….. They’re our biggest problem

    1. It’s true these 5 players must leave Barca, same defensive partners for the past 5years, leading Barca to loose its culture, and the most problem creator is the President trying to keep them, and the Managers they appear to be puppets to him, his total poorly decisions end up shouldering them to coaches, Koeman must watch out gonna be a victim soon.

  3. We don’t have a single trusted defender, FCbarcelona should invest more on defenders,
    Pique, Alba , Roberto, Busquet, need to leave the team with immediate effect, sooner or later they will still disgrace us like other years and not impressed with the way things are going in the team, FCB should consider buying Rudiger from Chelsea

  4. really good play in first league match but we change in Roberto,grieznman position buesquet need to improve than Alba is too selfish pique lack of experience

  5. Is Ronald Koeman seriously with the same defensive pairing? Defenders who allowed 3 goals from Roma, 4 from Liverpool, and 8 from bayern. Are we expecting 10 goals this season from the stats above. Koeman should limit starting Busquets, Alba, Roberto, Pique and put trust in his good youthful generation like Araujo, fantastic Puig and sign good defenders before the transfer window ends.
    Excellent in the first half, sloppy in the second half. Late substitution in the second half especially keeping Busquets to that minutes.
    Be serious Koeman!

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