A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors
Barcelona suffered their first league defeat of 2020-21 against Getafe on Saturday, going down 1-0 to a Jaime Mata penalty at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Antoine Griezmann was handed the No. 9 role against Getafe but failed to perform and will need to prove himself to stay in the team in the coming weeks.
Barcelona currently expect Lionel Messi to leave next summer when his contract expires and move to Premier League side Manchester City.
Allan Nyom raged at Ansu Fati during the 1-0 win. He stood over the 17-year-old (!) after tangling with him and shouted: “18 years old and you’re diving like that? 18 years old!?”
Ronald Koeman didn’t want to talk about referees after Barcelona lost to Getafe but did take time out to have a pop at Nyom for comments he said he’s made during the match.
Getafe boss Jose Bordalas has responded to Ronald Koeman’s post-match comments and says he doubts that Allan Nyom insulted the Barcelona coach.
Saturday’s defeat to Getafe saw Riqui Puig and Martin Braithwaite both make their first appearances for Barca since featuring against Alaves in July.