BarcelonaThe Barça fans scrambled against Granada supporting the team. He could not enjoy the game, which is yet to be polished, but he was able to celebrate Ronald Koeman’s commitment to youth. The little less than 27,000 Catalans present at the Camp Nou did not miss an opportunity to show the warmth of Barça’s promises, enthusiasm and hope in difficult times at Can Barça. With the eleven, it was already clear Koeman’s bet to receive Granada. In defense, Alejandro Balde (18 years old), Ronald Araujo (22), Eric Garcia (20) and a Sergiño Dest (20) who returned to the title after suffering discomfort in the matches of his team. It was clear from the start that the fans, despite the match against Bayern, would support a team that started with a bad foot, receiving a goal.
Alejandro Balde, who made his debut in the league with the Barça shirt after having made it to the Champions League, was one of those who noticed the most public support when in the 42nd minute he was replaced by back pain. However, the majority of the stands, who were not aware of the young Barça player’s injury, shouted Ronald Koeman asking for explanations for the decision, totally dissatisfied. In its place would enter another young person of the house, Mingueza, that stretched the equipment in attack. The departure of Gavi, first, and Riqui Puig later in the second half, shook the foundations of the Barça temple. Matadepera played his first minutes this season in the league, although Koeman asks him to “improve” in order to have more of him.
With Ronald Araujo’s goal tying the match, the madness unleashed at the Camp Nou. “Uruguayan, Uruguayan!” Shouted the bleachers as the defender pricked his shield and kissed him. Angrily, Araujo celebrated the goal like never before to return all the heat to the fans.