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Sport Barcelona vs Villarreal, LIVE: Messi helps start Barca's LaLiga season

23:10  27 september  2020
23:10  27 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Barcelona will hope to put their summer crisis behind them as they embark upon a new season under Ronald Koeman who takes charge of the Spanish side for the first time.

The Dutchman was appointed following a summer that saw Barca lose out in LaLiga title race as well as suffer an 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, leading to the sacking of Quique Setien as manager.

Key man Lionel Messi had also looked to leave the club but he starts on Sunday night for the 8pm BST kick-off against Villarreal at the Nou Camp. Follow all the action as it happens.

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