Highlights and scores of Barcelona vs Valencia
Barcelona vs Valencia match report: Barcelona overcame a deficit early and took a 3-1 comeback win against Valencia at the Camp Nou on Sunday,
Beating their guests on the LaLiga table.
Goals from Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay and Philipp Coutinho ensured the Blaugrana only won the second time in seven competitions,
Temporarily relieving pressure on Out of favour manager Ronald Koeman.
After a good start in which they won three of the top four,
Valencia are now winless in five and have dropped to ninth in the table.
José Gaya opened the door to the guests in the fifth minute.
A cleared corner went to the left foot of the 26-year-old at the top of the penalty area,
Who delivered a violent volley that repeatedly fired the corkscrew into the bottom corner of laid MarcAndre ter Stegen, who had no hope of a defense.
The lead was short-lived, however, and Ansu responded in the 13th minute.
A clean double with Depay leading the penalty area freed the 18-year-old to overtake former Barça number 2 Jasper Cillessen in the far corner with The right foot.
Gaya’s early exploits were overshadowed in the 39th minute when the left-back conceded a controversial penalty.
The Spanish international reportedly contacted Ansu as he slid into the center of the penalty area to deny Barça’s number 10 a sure goal.
Depay converted the penalty in the upper right corner with a decisive shot, which Cillessen froze in the middle of his goal line.
Valencia drew just eight minutes into the second half when Carlos Soler rebounded a shot from the edge of the area from inside the far post,
Over the goal and in the way of Maxi Gómez offside from the right wing.
Four minutes later, Ter Stegen intervened, who defended himself with an impressive reflection after Goncalo Guedes’ scratchy shot from a distance.
The locals took the three points in the 85th minute, when Coutinho scored Barça’s third.
US international Sergino Dest diligently ran into the area before crossing an unmarked Coutinho who spun and calmly took home the safe goal.
The Camp Nou fans were then pampered by Sergio Agüero, who made his long-awaited debut in competition with Barça.
Having missed the entirety of the season so far with a calf injury,
Aguero replaced Dest in the 87th minute for the final three minutes of the contest.
Barcelona are next in action on Wednesday, when they host Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League,
while Valencia will have six days to recover before welcoming Mallorca to the Mestalla on Saturday.