Ronald Koeman was pleased after the game against Real Sociedad. Barcelona won the game in penalties and qualified for the final of SuperCopa.
Injury of Lionel Messi
It was a big surprise that Messi was not included in the list of the players. Barcelona’s fans on Reddit and Twitter went crazy over the decision of Ronald Koeman. In the end, they found out that Messi has a minor injury. After the game, Koeman said that he is not sure about Messi’s injury. It seems that Messi may miss the final match of SuperCopa on Sunday. It will be tough for Barcelona but other members of the squad have shown true potential in the semi-final.
Puig asked me to take fifth penalty
Ronald Koeman was asked about the penalty of Puig. He is the youngest player promoted from the academy of Barcelona. The coach said that he has four-five names in mind for the fifth penalty. At that time, Puig asked him gently for a chance and that’s why he gave the fifth penalty option to the youngster. Spanish youngster converted the penalty confidently in a calm manner.
Intense 120 minutes and penalty series
The game between Real Sociedad and Barcelona was intense. Both teams had many chances to score goals and win the game in the 90 minutes. Unfortunately to the fans, none of the teams could use chances and it led to penalty series. Keep in mind that in the second extra-time, Real Sociedad had two real chances to score a goal and win the game. It was visible that Sociedad players were in better physical conditions. Their fitness was better and for the whole extra 30 minutes they played on the side of Barcelona. Barcelona was way better in the penalty series. Yes, Antoine Griezmann was first to miss the penalty but his team-mates could convert their chances. In the end, Puig took the ball and confidently converted the shot into the goal – Barca is in the final.