In Kun Agüero’s debut, Barcelona beat Valencia at the Camp Nou

After 15 days without playing a match for the national team break, the Barcelona beat Valencia 3-1 in a Camp Nou with 100% of the available capacity, to start a key week in the League and the Champions League, where they will also be seen with Dinamo Kiev and Real Madrid, respectively.

The game opened before five minutes, when after a rejection of a corner kick the visitor took the lead. It was Gayá, who captured the ball and volleyed from mid-distance to score a spectacular goal that meant 1-0.

Despite this, Ronald Koeman’s team did not feel the emotional impact and sought by all roads to reach a draw. After a few tries, at 13 came equality. Ansu Fati He faced left, looked for the wall with Depay who returned it first and with the bow in front of the number 10 drew a low right to the furthest post impossible to Cillessen.

Barcelona showed a great level and found in Depay-Fati a partnership that allows fans to get excited about obtaining a title. The two of them, along with Gavi and Jordi Alba, allowed the team to create very good actions for the left sector and precisely thanks to them it reached 2 to 1. It was after a collective play that ended with Ansu Fati being knocked down inside the area, offense for which the referee charged a penalty. Depay took charge of the execution and a dry and open shot put the Blaugrana in advantage.

In addition, the Catalan team diminished its intensity and the great attacking societies were disappearing so that Valencia took confidence. Thus, Ter Stegen had to intervene to deactivate the Maxi Gómez and Guedes bombs.

Koeman reached into the equipment and led to Nicholas Gonzalez and Philippe Coutinho. It was precisely the Brazilian who scored 3 to 1 with just under 10 minutes remaining, after a great individual action by Sergiño Dest on the right. After the two-goal lead, it was Kun Agüero’s turn to jump onto the pitch and have his debut.

With victory, the Barcelona He reached 15 points and is seventh in the standings, outside the classification zone for the cups, but with the enthusiasm of knowing that in today’s duel he finally saw a fruitful game circuit in attack that could bring him great joys in the future. The culé team will host Dinamo Kiev on Wednesday, in search of their first Champions League triumph, and then they will collide in the classic against Real Madrid, also at the Camp Nou.


Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Eric García, Piqué, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Frenkie de Jong; Ansu Fati, Sergiño Dest and Memphis Depay.

Valencia: Cillessen; Foulquier, Gabriel Paulista, Diakhaby, Gayà; Soler, Wass, Hugo Guillamón, Hugo Duro; Guedes and Maxi Gómez.