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First slip for Koeman: Luuk de Jong scores, Dest makes his debut for Barcelona

FC Barcelona suffered the first loss of points in the Primera Division under Ronald Koeman. The team did not get further than 1-1 at home against Sevilla, which earned more than a point. For Sevilla scored Luuk de Jong and Sergiño Dest made his debut for Barcelona.

Dest made his debut in the match selection at Barcelona. The American was presented at Camp Nou on Friday and was eligible to play just in time for the duel with Sevilla. With the Andalusians, Luuk de Jong again got a basic place. Frenkie de Jong started in the team of Koeman, who started well in Spain with two victories from two games.

De Jong showed himself early in the game. He put Sevilla, which always makes it difficult for Barcelona, ​​but has not won in Camp Nou since 2002, after only eight minutes in the lead. Sevilla could not enjoy that lead for long, because shot less than two minutes later Philippe Coutinho the equalizer within. It promised to be a spectacular match, but great chances were not created after that, although Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) and Suso (Seville) were dangerous again. Barcelona mainly had to rely on ideas from Lionel Messi, who was closely guarded by the Sevilla players in possession.

Seville a lot stronger
In the second half it became clear that not Barcelona, ​​but Sevilla was the boss in the Camp Nou. The visitors simply looked fitter and were the most threatening. There were opportunities for De Jong (lat) and former Barça player Ivan Rakitic, who almost took advantage of the poorly playing Sergio Busquets. Barcelona could do little against that. Sevilla was simply the better party.

Koeman, who brought in extra attacking forces with Pedri and Trincão, let Dest warm up fifteen minutes before the end and was also forced to bring him in after an injury from Jordi Alba. Dest made his debut as a left back and is the first American ever to wear the Barcelona shirt. The defender immediately showed himself and was involved in a chance from Messi, who ran into Yassine Bounou.

Barcelona was unable to bring Sevilla to its knees, despite a mega chance in Trincão’s injury time, but that was certainly not due to the strong substitute Dest. It became clear that an extra attacker is not a luxury for Barcelona. Koeman may get his way on Monday, the club still has one day to take over Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyon.

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