Barcelona 3-1 Valencia: Sergio Aguero makes long-awaited debut for hosts

Sergio Aguero made his first La Liga look since he scored a hat-trick in opposition to Mallorca for Atletico Madrid as a 22-year-old again in Might 2011

Sergio Aguero made his long-awaited Barcelona debut as Philippe Coutinho’s first objective in nearly a 12 months helped safe victory in opposition to Valencia.

Aguero joined Barcelona in the summertime after leaving Manchester Metropolis however had been sidelined by damage.

He got here on with three minutes to go, shortly after Coutinho had made positive of Barcelona’s win.

The previous Liverpool ahead struck from shut vary so as to add to targets from Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay.

Jose Gaya had given the guests an early lead however Fati marked his first begin in nearly a 12 months with a objective quickly after, firing house from the sting of the field.

Fati was then fouled contained in the field and Depay stepped as much as convert the penalty.

As Valencia pushed for an equaliser Coutinho scored for the primary time since a 4-0 win in opposition to Osasuna in November 2020 to safe the win.

Barcelona are on 15 factors, 5 behind leaders Actual Sociedad.

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20RobertoSubstituted forMinguezaat 71′minutes
  • 3Piqué
  • 24García
  • 18Alba
  • 21de Jong
  • 5BusquetsBooked at 32mins
  • 30Paez GaviriaBooked at 20minsSubstituted forGonzález Iglesiasat 71′minutes
  • 2DestSubstituted forAgüeroat 87′minutes
  • 9Depay
  • 10Fati VieiraSubstituted forCoutinhoat 59′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Puig Martí
  • 11Demir
  • 13Murara Neto
  • 14Coutinho
  • 15Lenglet
  • 17de Jong
  • 19Agüero
  • 22Mingueza
  • 23Umtiti
  • 26Peña Sotorres
  • 28González Iglesias
  • 31Balde Martínez

Valencia

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 13Cillessen
  • 20FoulquierBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMusahat 75′minutes
  • 5Gabriel
  • 12Diakhaby
  • 14GayàBooked at 39mins
  • 6GuillamónSubstituted forHélder Costaat 86′minutes
  • 19DuroSubstituted forde Sousa Mendonçaat 59′minutes
  • 10Soler
  • 18Wass
  • 7Gonçalo GuedesSubstituted forCheryshevat 75′minutes
  • 9GómezBooked at 82minsSubstituted forVallejo Galvánat 86′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Doménech
  • 4Musah
  • 8Racic
  • 11Hélder Costa
  • 17Cheryshev
  • 21Vallejo Galván
  • 22de Sousa Mendonça
  • 23Remeseiro Salgueiro
  • 28Mamardashvili
  • 32Vázquez
  • 37Mosquera

Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano

Attendance:
47,317

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