Barcelona drop statement on angry fans swarming Ronald Koeman’s car after Real Madrid loss

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Barcelona have strongly condemned supporters involved in ambushing Ronald Koeman whilst he was driving away from the Nou Camp on Sunday. Angry fans confronted Koeman after Barcelona lost 2-1 to Real Madrid in El Clasico, as pressure over his future at the club grows further.

David Alaba opened the scoring on the half-hour mark with a stunning strike on his Clasico bow.

Barcelona struggled to break down the visitors from then, registering just two shots on target, before Lucas Vasquez doubled the lead in stoppage time.

Sergio Aguero’s 97th-minute consolation goal was his first for the club, but not enough to prevent another defeat for the Blaugrana.

Barcelona are currently slumped ninth in La Liga, six points behind league leaders Real Sociedad, and unrest among fans is clear to see.

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On Sunday evening, a video emerged on social media of Koeman trying to leave the stadium after the latest loss of his tenure.

But he struggled to drive away from the stadium as a hoard of raging Barcelona supporters surrounded his car.

Many were aggressively banging on the vehicle and hurling abuse towards the former Netherlands boss.

Koeman was then spotted on the wheel, accelerating away, and the club have since reacted to the unsettling footage.


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Later in the day, Barcelona released a statement on the incident, condemning those involved.

It read: “FC Barcelona publicly condemns the violent and disdainful acts that our manager experienced when leaving the Camp Nou.

“The club will take security and disciplinary measures so that such unfortunate events do not happen again.”

After full-time, Koeman suggested that he wasn’t disappointed by his side’s performance despite defeat in El Clasico.

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“It’s true that we were good in the first half; we controlled the game well,” Koeman explained.

“We had a great opportunity to get ahead on the scoreboard. But in the second half, they did their thing and defended well. We couldn’t create danger.

“With their counterattack, you have to be vigilant. The team did their best to draw level, even at 2-1. I’m disappointed with the result but not by what we’ve done as a team.

“In a Clasico, a defeat means more than losing three points. But there’s no time to be down. I understand the frustration of the people. But today we’ve shown that we’re not inferior to Real Madrid.”

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