Lionel Messi gives Ronald Koeman second victory at Barcelona

Trainer Ronald Koeman has also won his second practice match with FC Barcelona. His team was too strong for Girona (3-1), who is active at the second professional level in Spain.

Lionel Messi scored twice in the Estadi Johan Cruyff. Phillipe Coutinho opened the score for the home team, where Frenkie de Jong had a base place. Messi and De Jong were allowed to side with seven other teammates a quarter of an hour before the end.

Barcelona already won a practice game on Saturday with Gimnàstic de Tarragona (3-1). The number 2 of last season in La Liga opens the league on 27 September with a game against Villarreal.

Luis Suárez and Arturo Vidal were missing from Barcelona. Both players don‘t seem to appear in Koeman’s plans anymore. Internazionale is interested in Vidal. Suárez seemed to be on his way to Juventus, but the transfer threatens to come off because the attacker from Uruguay has to wait too long for an Italian passport. As a result, he would no longer be able to compete in the Champions League and would therefore be less interesting for the champion of the Series A.