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2 Former Barcelona Players Who Can Help The Fans Get Koeman Out After This Game In Madrid

Barcelona has had an abysmal start to the 2021-22 season after the departure of club legend Lionel Messi for free to join PSG. They have played eight games in all competitions, won three, drawn three, and lost two. Both Barca's losses have been in the Champions League, meaning they remain unbeaten in the league after six games.

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Three wins, three draws are a poor result for a team of Barca's stature. The draws against Athletic Club, Granada, and Cadiz were games many had expected them to win. But indiscipline cost them in some as they recorded two red cards in between those three games.

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These below-par results have led Barca fans to make the #KoemanOut trend on various social media platforms. Whether Ronald Koeman deserves the sack is a talk for another day. But here are two former Barca players who now play for Atletico Madrid who can help the fans further their #KoemanOut campaign and possibly achieve it.

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1. Luis Suarez

Koeman sanctioned the sale of Messi's close friend Suarez in the wake of his appointment as manager. The decision left both the Uruguayan and Argentine stars disappointed as the then 33-year-old searched for a new club.

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Suarez joined Atletico Madrid and fired them to a La Liga title win with his 21 league goals. With another three goals scored this season, Suarez will be a constant threat to Barca's defense. The defense has already shipped in eleven goals in nine games.

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2. Antoine Griezmann

After Barcelona paid €120 million for the Frenchman in 2019, he registered 35 goals and 17 assists in 102 appearances at Camp Nou. In a quest to reduce the wage bill, Barca allowed him to join Madrid on loan with a compulsory buy clause possible in 2023.

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Griezmann scored his first goal for the Rojiblancos this season in their last game against AC Milan in the Champions League. The 30-year-old forward will want to add to that tally against his former and parent club Barcelona.

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If Koeman records another loss at Wanda Metropolitano, then #KoemanOut will trend even more. This loss may compel the Barca board to make this decision for the fans.

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman reads out statement and then walks out of  press conference - Barca Blaugranes

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