Jules Kounde makes Barcelona debut
Fans of Barcelona team will be very happy with the result against Real Valladolid. Both team faced off each other on Sunday ie. 28th August 2022 at Spotify Camp Nou Stadium. Barcelona was unable to register their new signings before the start of the season. It forced Xavi to experiment the playing eleven in their first two games. Barcelona handed out debut to Jules Kounde on Sunday.
The French defender was waiting patiently in the wings. He was finally registered on Saturday evening and hence was handed the debut by the Blaugrana on Sunday against Real Valladolid. They had signed the French defender almost a month back from Seville for 55 million pound deal in July. They could not register him earlier due to lack of room in Barcelona’s LaLiga- squad spending limit. There were total three changes in the Barcelona squad from their last game against Real Sociedad. Other two changes were Ansu Fati and Sergio Busquets. Jules Kounde replaced Andreas Christensen. Sergio Busquets was returning from suspension. Alejandro Balde played in the match over Jordi Alba.
Barcelona dominated the match fair and square. They had also beaten Real Sociedad by 4-1 margin in their previous game and were pretty brave in their play against Real Sociedad. They played with four forwards from the starting of the game. They had come to this encounter with tremendous confidence and smashed Real Valladolid by the margin of 4-0. It was the first win of the home season for the Barcelona. Barcelona now moved to third position in the points table with 7 points.
Real Madrid is sitting comfortable at the top with 9 points with 3 wins as many games. Betis is sitting at the second spot with 9 points too from 3 games but Real is ahead on the goal scored.
Robert Lewandowski scored a double .Pedri and Sergi Roberto were the other goal scorers.Xavi will be extremely pleased with the performance of his wards especially with the changes and the way the team has performed in the challenging times. We have to wait and see what the fate holds in store for them in this season.