FC Barcelona started the season well. In the first league game under new coach Ronald Koeman, a 17-year-old was particularly brilliant. Instead, a former Barça player made a furious debut in Madrid.
World footballer Lionel Messi scored right at the start of the FC Barcelona competition after long hacking over his whereabouts. In the safe 4-0 (4-0) of the Catalans against FC Villarreal, the superstar marked the interim 3-0 with a penalty kick. For Messi it was the 57th penalty in the Spanish La Liga – only Cristiano Ronaldo (61) has more.
Double package for Suarez and Fati
Messi’s longtime club colleague and friend Luis Suarez, meanwhile, celebrated a spectacular premiere in Atletico Madrid. The team of trainer Diego Simeone won the first league match after the quarter finals in the Champions League of FC Granada with 6-1 (1-0). Joker Suarez scored twice within 25 minutes (85./90.+4) and scored another goal.
The 33-year-old, who came to Barça three days ago, first prepared Marcos Llorente’s 4-0 (73rd) after being substituted in the 70th minute. Shortly before the end, the Uruguayan headed left-footed on his way to the final score. Diego Costa had initially put his side in the lead (9th), and Angel Correa (47th) and Joao Felix (65th) were also on the scorer list.
In Barcelona, only 17-year-old storm jewel Ansu Fati scored twice in the first half (15th, 19th), superstar Messi (35th) increased the penalty to 3-0 and Villarreal’s Pau Francisco Torres also scored an own goal (45th). . Atletico and Barcelona only started the competition on Sunday due to the Champions League final tournament in August.