LaLiga: Real Sociedad go top of table with victory over Betis to extend Spanish league's surprise start
Real Sociedad are the sixth different team to lead LaLiga after six rounds of fixtures so far, as Real Madrid gave up their place at the top of the pile after a surprise loss at home to Cadiz on Saturday.
8 weeks have passed since the humiliation against Bayern Munich and what has been a miserable period for everyone associated with the historic club.
The 19-year-old Dest joined Barcelona after the club paid Ajax €21 million ($24.7 million) plus an additional €5 million in add-ons to acquire the speedy defender.
Koeman decided to rely on an attack led by Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé and the 17-year-old Ansu Fati.
Simeone said Suarez trained with his new side on Friday and is in line to make his debut against Granada at the Wanda Metropolitano this weekend.
Suarez was let go by Barcelona following six mostly successful seasons in which he won 13 titles with the Catalan club. He leaves as Barcelona's third highest scorer ever with 198 goals, behind César Rodríguez (232) and Lionel Messi (634).
After joining Barcelona in 2018, Vidal played 96 games for the Catalans and scored 11 goals, helping them win LaLiga in his first year in Spain.
Bartomeu and his board are already set to be replaced in a club election in March. But some club members think they should go now after last month's 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich, a season without titles, and Lionel Messi's attempt to leave the club.
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LaLiga: 'Lionel Messi is the best', Ronald Koeman begins reconciliation with Argentine forward at Barcelona
Messi only returned to pre-season training on Monday and has worked on the squad's days off as he tries to make up for lost time following a chaotic few weeks.
Fati is unlikely though to feature in Barca's friendly against Gimnastic Tarragaona on Saturday.
Messi had been practicing separately from the group since returning to the club on Monday. He had not been with the squad since announcing he wanted to leave and then deciding to stay to avoid a legal dispute with Barcelona.
Despite his unhappiness, Messi insists he will give his all for Barcelona next season under their new coach Ronald Koeman, with his current contract due to expire in June 2021.
Messi senior seemingly replied "yes" when asked by a reporter if they had considered the possibility of staying at the club for another season and then leaving for free next year, in a video recorded by Spanish TV station Cuatro.
LaLiga: Philippe Coutinho returns to Barcelona after year-long loan spell with European champions Bayern Munich
Coutinho netted 11 goals, creating nine more, in 38 games for Bayern, including scoring twice in the 8-2 mauling the Germans handed his club Barcelona in the jaw-dropping Champions League quarter-final.
In addition to meeting with Messi’s father, Barcelona said they also wanted to meet personally with the player to try to change his mind about leaving.
LaLiga announced its calendar on Monday, and the first round is scheduled for the second weekend of September.
Barcelona said Messi was the only player who did not undergo the tests at the club’s training center. Barcelona's players are set to resume training on Monday ahead of the upcoming start of the season.
Roca, who took charge of Hyderabad FC in June, had put in a request to be relieved of his duties after the newly-appointed FC Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman expressed his desire to have him in his support staff.
Although he has spent more than half his life in Catalonia, Messi returns every year to Rosario for Christmas and in the past he has publicly said he would like to play for Newell's.