Ronald Koeman: Barcelona coach targeted by supporters outside Camp Nou after loss to Real Madrid

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Ronald Koeman: Barcelona coach targeted by supporters outside Camp Nou after loss to Real Madrid


Barcelona have condemned the actions of some supporters after Ronald Koeman was targeted by supporters expressing their displeasure with the manager as he left Camp Nou following his 2-1 loss to Real Madrid.

A number of supporters could be seen hitting Koeman’s car and reacting angrily to their latest loss as the 58-year-old tried to walk away from the stadium.

The result left their ninth side in La Liga, five points behind Real, with Koeman’s position increasingly under scrutiny.

Barcelona denounced the “regrettable events” off the pitch and said disciplinary action would follow for the supporters involved.

A club statement read: “FC Barcelona publicly condemns the violent and contemptuous actions that our coach suffered on leaving Camp Nou.

“The club will take security and disciplinary measures to ensure that such unfortunate events do not happen again. “

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A large group of Barca fans tried to prevent Koeman from leaving the stadium on Sunday

Former Barca defender Koeman started his managerial tenure in August last year and the Dutchman guided them to third place in La Liga last season. In June, club president Joan Laporta confirmed he would stay for the 2021/22 campaign.

Despite recent victories against Levante and Valencia, two 3-0 losses at home to Bayern Munich and away to Benfica in the Champions League plus a 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid earlier this month saw pressure build up on Koeman at the start of this season.

He is the first Barca manager to have lost three Clasico games in a row in over 85 years.

While the return of Ansu Fati from a long-lasting injury and the emergence of youngsters like Gavi and Pedri have given Barca a boost, the high-profile summer departures of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann have not helped his cause either. .

Sergio Aguero scored his first goal for Barca on Sunday with consolation in the seventh minute of added time in the second half after David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side a 2-0 lead.

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