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Ronald Koeman Has Broken A Number Of Unwanted Records At Barcelona

Tom Fenton


Ronald Koeman Has Broken A Number Of Unwanted Records At Barcelona

Ronald Koeman is seemingly on the verge of getting sacked by Barcelona but if he does leave in the coming days or weeks, he will do so with a number of very unwanted club records to his name.

The Dutchman arrived in Catalonia last year, tasked with turning around the fortunes of a club mired in controversy and financial issues.

Since then, however, things have gone from bad to worse, best exemplified by last week's 3-0 defeat to Benfica in the Champions League, where Koeman's side failed to register a single shot on target.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Last season, Barcelona were eliminated at the Round of 16 stage of the Champions League, before going on to lose their La Liga crown to Atletico Madrid.

A Copa Del Rey triumph did alleviate the pressure on the 58-year-old manager, but only temporarily, as this season has been nothing short of pitiful.

Given the newly-lowered expectations at the Nou Camp, it's easy to forget how much things have changed in recent times.

In response, a Twitter user has helped put Koeman's dreadful spell into context, after curating a list of his many unwanted records as Barca coach.

Among other interesting tidbits of information, the thread points out that Benfica hadn't beaten Barcelona since 1960 before last Tuesday's result.

Naturally, Koeman isn't the only person to blame for the club's downfall.

Barca have been subjected to brutal La Liga wage restrictions, which forced big earners like Lionel Messi and Antione Griezmann out of the door.

However, even with such limitations, there is a general feeling among many fans and critics that their plight isn't helped by the tactics of the former Netherlands boss.

Topics: Barcelona, Champions League, Ronald Koeman, La Liga

Tom Fenton
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