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.
- 1ter Stegen
- 20RobertoSubstituted forMinguezaat 71′minutes
- 21de Jong
- 5BusquetsBooked at 32mins
- 30Paez GaviriaBooked at 20minsSubstituted forGonzález Iglesiasat 71′minutes
- 2DestSubstituted forAgüeroat 87′minutes
- 10Fati VieiraSubstituted forCoutinhoat 59′minutes
- 6Puig Martí
- 13Murara Neto
- 17de Jong
- 26Peña Sotorres
- 28González Iglesias
- 31Balde Martínez
- 20FoulquierBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMusahat 75′minutes
- 14GayàBooked at 39mins
- 6GuillamónSubstituted forHélder Costaat 86′minutes
- 19DuroSubstituted forde Sousa Mendonçaat 59′minutes
- 7Gonçalo GuedesSubstituted forCheryshevat 75′minutes
- 9GómezBooked at 82minsSubstituted forVallejo Galvánat 86′minutes
- 11Hélder Costa
- 21Vallejo Galván
- 22de Sousa Mendonça
- 23Remeseiro Salgueiro
- Jesús Gil Manzano
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Match ends, Barcelona 3, Valencia 1.
Second Half ends, Barcelona 3, Valencia 1.
Try missed. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) left footed shot from exterior the field is only a bit too excessive following a nook.
Nook, Barcelona. Conceded by Gabriel Paulista.
Nook, Valencia. Conceded by Nicolás González Iglesias.
Try missed. Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left facet of the six yard field misses to the appropriate. Assisted by Memphis Depay.
Substitution, Barcelona. Sergio Agüero replaces Sergiño Dest.
Substitution, Valencia. Hélder Costa replaces Hugo Guillamón.
Substitution, Valencia. Manu Vallejo replaces Maximiliano Gómez.
Aim! Barcelona 3, Valencia 1. Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside proper nook. Assisted by Sergiño Dest.
Try missed. Maximiliano Gómez (Valencia) proper footed shot from exterior the field is shut, however misses to the appropriate from a direct free kick.
Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).
Marcos André (Valencia) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Maximiliano Gómez (Valencia) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Maximiliano Gómez (Valencia).
Nook, Barcelona. Conceded by Mouctar Diakhaby.
Try blocked. Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) proper footed shot from the left facet of the field is blocked. Assisted by Jordi Alba.
Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).
Gabriel Paulista (Valencia) wins a free kick within the defensive half.