Osasuna

Osasuna

15th La Liga | 3-2-4
  • Goals For
    16th
    8 GF
  • Assists
    8th
    7 A
  • Shots
    16th
    78 Shots
  • Saves
    7th
    27 SAV
  • Koeman hopes to see revitalised Messi against Osasuna
    Reuters

    Koeman hopes to see revitalised Messi against Osasuna

    Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said he hoped Lionel Messi will have reaped the benefits of being rested in mid-week when his side host Osasuna on Sunday, bidding to revive their troubled start to the La Liga season. Messi, who has looked far from his usual best for most of the season and was poor in last week's 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid, was kept at home along with midfielder Frenkie de Jong for Tuesday's 4-0 win away at Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League. "Messi has had a good rest as has Frenkie, and they both needed it because they had played almost every minute with us and their national teams, so we decided to leave them at home to ensure they didn't get any physical problems," Koeman told a news conference on Saturday.