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Xavi Hernández gave Ronald Koeman a lesson on how to manage Barcelona

Barcelona won 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Memphis. Thus, Xavi starts his cycle with the right foot in a game that had high points, but also low points, especially in the second half.

Xavi Hernández against Espanyol
Xavi Hernández against Espanyol

Xavi Hernández's debut as coach of FC Barcelona has been encouraging for the entire Camp Nou. Victory for the 'azulgrana' team in the Catalan derby 1-0 against Espanyol thanks to a penalty from Memphis Depay. Premiere from highest to lowest for the new coach 'culé', who suffered in the final part.

Barcelona suffered in the final part, but the fan 'culé' will surely keep the good first half that the team showed and that invites us to hope that Xavi can change the image of the team. For now, winning was important and he succeeded. Now, he will have his first big test next Tuesday in the Champions League game against Benfica.

With all that, Barcelona was much more than a very conservative Espanyol and that even retreated into its area at times to try to avoid the opening of the scoreboard. The first half already excited the Camp Nou with this new cycle by the hand of Xavi.

Despite the auspicious debut of the Xavi cycle, he still has a lot of work ahead of him to try to improve the image of the team. The positive, clearly, is that there was another attitude and that was noticed by the fans who filled the Camp Nou for the first time this season.

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Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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