MADRID (AP) — After another poor performance and yet another loss, Ronald Koeman couldn’t hang on any longer as Barcelona coach. It took less than three months after Lionel Messi's departure for Koeman to finally succumb as the pressure kept increasing and the Catalan club's struggles continued. Barcelona announced Koeman’s firing shortly after the team’s 1-0 loss at Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Wednesday. The loss followed a 2-1 home loss to rival Real Madrid in the “clásico” at the
MADRID (AP) — Draws by Real Madrid and Sevilla left four teams tied for the lead in the Spanish league. Another Barcelona loss left coach Ronald Koeman out of a job. The Catalan club fired Koeman shortly after the team’s 1-0 loss at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday, three days after a a 2-1 home defeat to rival Madrid in the “clásico” at the Camp Nou Stadium. Barcelona’s fifth league loss of the season left it winless in away matches and only ninth in the standings with 15 points from 10 games. Barce
The midweek defeat was the club’s fourth in their last six matches.