Koeman grabs next to first prize with FC Barcelona, red for Messi

Ronald Koeman has won next to his first prize as trainer of FC Barcelona. The Catalans went down on Sunday evening in the final of the Spanish Supercup with 3-2 against Athletic Bilbao. Antoine Griezmann took care of both hits for Barça.

A few minutes before rest, Griezmann entered his first goal of the evening, but a minute later it was already equal by a hit by Óscar de Marcos. Fifteen minutes before the final signal, Griezmann signed for his second hit. Koeman celebrated that hit on the side with clenched fist and a firm scream.

The former football coach of the Dutch team had his first prize for grabbing, but just before the final signal it still became 2-2. Asier Villalibre was the goalscorer.

Red Messi

In the extension Athletic struck. Iñaki Williams shot the ball in the intersection. Barcelona did not overcome that setback and lost a frustrated Lionel Messi in red towards the end after slapping an opponent. With his right fist, he made a quick and hard punch on his opponents head when he wanted to connect to the sixteen meter area after a play pass, walking in front of his feet.

Messi has never received a red card as a player of FC Barcelona. As an international of Argentina, he was already sent off the field twice.

For a while there was still a fright about Frenkie de Jong who came with his head against that of Dani García. He could play.