Barcelona / Madrid (dpa) – FC Barcelona, the number two in Spanish football, has triumphed at the start of the season with new coach Ronald Koeman and superstar Lionel Messi.
Six weeks after the 2: 8 debacle in the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Bayern Munich, the Catalans had no mercy on the guests in the 4: 0 (4: 0) against Villarreal on Sunday evening. Double goalscorer Ansu Fati (15th / 19th minute), Messi (35th) and an own goal from Pau Torres (own goal / 45th) set clear conditions in Camp Nou during half time.
With two late goals, professional footballer Luis Suarez had previously made a strong debut in the Spanish Championship for his new club in Atlético Madrid’s 6-1 (1-0) against Granada CF. As a substitute in the 70th minute, the 33-year-old Uruguayan scored to 5-0 (85th minute) and 6-1 final score (90th + 3).
The striker came over from FC Barcelona to the capital club a few days ago. With the Catalans, Suarez had won the Champions League once and La Liga four times and had “six spectacular and wonderful years” in Barcelona, Suarez insisted as he left the club and his friend Messi. The other goals at the start of the season for coach Diego Simeone’s team were scored by Diego Costa (9th), Angel Correa (47th), Joao Felix (65th) and Marcos Llorente (72nd).