Barcelona release strong statement condemning ‘violent’ fan behaviour against Ronald Koeman

The Catalan giants lost El Clasico 2-1 to their bitter rivals Real Madrid on the Nou Camp on Sunday and there have been some unsavoury scenes following the full-time whistle

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Barcelona have launched a public statement condemning ‘violent’ and ‘disdainful’ acts from their very own supporters in the direction of supervisor Ronald Koeman following Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

In the primary El Clasico to be performed in entrance of a full home since earlier than the pandemic, Los Blancos took a first-half lead by an exquisite strike from David Alaba.

Although Barca pressed for an equaliser within the second-half, Lucas Vazquez wrapped up victory for the away aspect late on, albeit there was nonetheless time for Sergio Aguero to get his first aim for his new membership with a last-second comfort.

The consequence sees extra stress piled on Koeman, who has been tipped for the sack over the previous few months.

Some followers mobbed Ronald Koeman’s automotive at full-time

And there have been shameful scenes exterior the stadium after full-time as a big group of Barca followers mobbed the Dutchman’s automotive as he tried to drive away from the bottom.

Some slammed the bonnet and home windows, whereas others yelled obscenities, and audible cries of “Get out!” and “Get to the street” could be heard.

On Sunday night Barcelona posted on social media slamming the culprits, and mentioned they might be making certain nothing comparable occurs sooner or later.

“FC Barcelona publicly condemns the violent and disdainful acts that our manager experienced when leaving the Camp Nou,” the statement learn.

“The Club will take security and disciplinary measures so that such unfortunate events do not happen again.”

Koeman tried to take positives from the loss when chatting with the press after the match, however he couldn’t cover his frustration with defender Sergino Dest, who missed a wonderful alternative simply minutes earlier than Alaba opened the scoring for Madrid.

“We had a very clear chance to go 1-0 up and shortly afterwards Madrid took the lead,” Koeman mentioned within the blended zone after full-time.

“It’s a totally different game if we go ahead. You simply have to score such a clear opportunity.

“I’m disenchanted with the consequence however the group tried till the final second. We did not create many clear alternatives. It was a good match however ultimately the small particulars proved key.

Koeman is coming below stress once more


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“It is difficult to find positives from losing at home to Madrid, but I liked the attitude of the players.

“There is one other recreation on Wednesday, the season could be very lengthy so we’ll preserve combating.”

Barca next take on Rayo Vallecano, where surely anything but victory would see Koeman handed his marching orders.

A five-point gap has now opened up between themselves and league leaders Real, with Barca languishing down in eighth position.

And with the likes of Antonio Conte potentially waiting in the wings, Koeman will be nervously looking over his shoulder.

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