Fati, Memphis and Coutinho take Barcelona on hand against Cillessen and co.

FC Barcelona has turned the home game against Valencia into profit. Ronald Koeman‘s team had to make up for a backlog, but was on the right side of the score after ninety minutes: 3-1.
As it has been weeks, the pressure is full on Barcelona and Koeman. President Joan Laporta expressed his support towards the Dutchman, a new loss party could just kill him.
That fear seemed to be true when Valencia Camp Nou got quiet after four minutes of play. A distance shot by José Gayá ended up pardoes behind goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen, which led Barcelona to get behind the facts as often this season. But Koeman’
s team showed character and soon came back to an equal level. Top talent Ansu Fati, back from his injury, passed Jasper Cillessen with a flaming longshot. The assist belonged to Memphis Depay.
The same Memphis put Barcelona ahead for halftime, after referee Jesus Gil Manzano pointed to the stop after a Gayá violation. Cillessen has only heard Memphis penalty: 2-1, Valencia played fairly to good, but Barcelona proved more effective.
Initially, there was no dirt on the air for Barcelona in the second half, which had little effort to keep Valencia at bay. But the narrow lead will not have felt good with the supporters in Camp Nou. The relief was there when Philippe Coutinho decided the match just before time with the 3-1 after an assist from Sergiño Dest.
Koeman gave Sergio Agüero his official debut for Barcelona. The Argentine was out for several weeks with a calf injury. And so Barcelona is slowly regaining some color on the cheeks with the victory and the returned players, although the position in the ranking (7th) does not yet offer any reason for optimism.