The Barca boss was greeting PSG's Idrissa Gueye - who he managed at Everton - and appeared overflowing with smiles and mirth as he hugged the midfielder, then chucked him playfully on the chin.
Nobody is saying a face like thunder would have changed the full-time score at the Camp Nou. But perhaps a little less visible cheery joy might have gone down better with several Barcelona fans.
The last-16 first-leg match was pretty much a nightmare for the Dutch coach. Lionel Messi's penalty put Barcelona into a 1-0 lead, but Kylian Mbappe equalised five minutes later, before Gerard Pique and Antoine Griezmann had an expletive-filled on-pitch row.
The second half was one-way traffic as a rampant Mbappe completed his hat-trick with Moise Kean chipping in with the other goal for the visitors.
Ronald Koeman after his team conceded 4 goals at home... pic.twitter.com/KOM6632QQb- Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) February 16, 2021
Ronald Koeman couldn't turn Everton into Barcelona so he turned Barcelona into Everton- Lfc Kev (@Kev1Lfc) February 16, 2021
Koeman still have the mind to be smiling with gueye after the embarrassing defeat last night .- obikoya Adebowale (@obikoyaemmanue1) February 17, 2021
Koeman will sink Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/7SJP63ux3R
It was yet another Champions League embarrassment for Barcelona after they lost 8-2 on aggregate to Bayern Munich last season, and blew a 3-0 first leg lead against Liverpool the year before that.
Still, at least Koeman saw the funny side.
Meanwhile Koeman is smiling and congratulating an opponent player...- Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) February 16, 2021
Wtf? Koeman is laughing and he lost 4-1, this guy is awful. He's just been destroyed and he is laughing it off. How is this guy the manager of Barcelona?- FV Football :flag_uy::flag_ar: (@Football_FV) February 16, 2021
Nah how is Koeman laughing and smiling like that after that result- Billy Goatmour (@goatmour_billy) February 16, 2021
i noticed that wtf that guy isnt serious https://t.co/1czzKGfcIq- danny (@aggermyworld) February 16, 2021
So we're sure it's all smiles and laughter across the Catalan city this morning. Probably.
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