This was the performance of the Barcelona players against Nàstic, in Koeman's first friendly this preseason.

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Net: Practically unpublished during the time it was on the field. If Barça wanted to show it off so that a club could 'picara', it would have to wait for another occasion.

Dest: He moved with some comfort on the right wing, thanks also to Demir's unchecking and help on his wing. He had the first big chance of the game in his boots, after a good cut and a strong left foot, but the ball went out.

Pique: He put on the captain's armband, led the team and ordered his teammates. He consoled central Alex Quntilla when he was exposed by a direct red for a tackle to Riqui Puig.

Umtiti: The central defender showed that he has reached this beginning of the preseason at a more than acceptable physical level. Attentive in the anticipation and forceful in the aerial game. It is a pity that this set-up may be a bit late for you.

Bucket: He is the candidate chosen in the quarry to replace Jordi Alba. He lacks a lot of boards, he makes a lot of mistakes, but he plays with self-confidence and without being daunted. A center of his was finished off by Sergi Roberto with a head on one of the clearest occasions of the match.

Pjanic: The Bosnian played with worrying apathy. He fulfilled the record in the defensive pivot and deas took advantage of an ideal foul for a specialist, sending the ball to the center of the goal.

Sergi Roberto: He wanted to show Laporta, who was in the Johan Cruyff stadium box, that he is still a profitable player. He was very dynamic when it came to climbing up and his were the two best chances in the first half. One emulating his epic goal in PSG's comeback, with a great pass from Riqui Puig, and the other with a very tight header. On both occasions, goalkeeper Manu García was very successful.

Riqui Puig: He was clearly vindicated as a player to be reckoned with this season. He contributed talent and play between the lines, with great resources when it comes to giving continuity in the game. He had some big mistake in the loss of some ball, but it was not enough to tarnish a great game. It caused the somewhat rigorous expulsion of Quintilla. Hopefully Koeman gives him more ball this course.

Demir: This kid has something. In his first game with Barcelona he exhibited cheek, ambition, self-confidence and talent. He fell down on the right wing, wreaking havoc on the rival. He finished off at minute three on goal and continued to search hard for the rival goal. He deserves more opportunities and minutes this preseason. The thing promises … and a lot.

Escobar: The player, on loan from Almería, was the only 9 of the team. He did not have many chances or received a proper ball, but he did not give up in his efforts.

Small: He got off the hook on the left wing, sharing the game with Balde, although the side was eating ground little by little.


Pain: He hardly had a job. Nàstic did what he could with ten on the field.

Igor: Played on the right wing. He has plenty of power, but he lacks a little more judgment with the ball game.

Arnau comas: The captain of the subsidiary showed his stripes at all times. From behind he led the team and its defense with success.

Ramos Mingo: The Argentine central was little demanded. He had to address the gang on several occasions to receive orders from Koeman.

N’Diaye: Leading role of the Senegalese defender. Very active, he caused the penalty that gave Manaj the opportunity to sign his hat trick.

Matheus: Much better than his compatriot Fernandes, although it is not a piece of information to show chest. He played with criteria from the defensive pivot in the absence of Nico González-

Gavi: There is a lot of hope in the club with this midfielder, but in this season premiere he could not shine at his level.

Collado: He scored a goal that would have been signed by Deco himself, from outside the area and after a rebound. At the end of the match, he made it very clear that if he is not a first-team player, he will pack his bags.

Abe: The Japanese is not Kubo, even so a great center to Manaj was pulled from his sleeve, which was the third goal for the Blaugrana.

King Manaj: The king of the goal. He signed a ‘hat trick’ at the most opportune moment, when the club has put him in the window to find him a club.

Mortimer: Discreet starting from the left wing. N’Diaye overshadowed him.


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