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Three things Ronald Koeman got right that make Barcelona to return to winning way against Levante FC

Barcelona football club of Spain returned to winning way on Sunday evening at Nou Camp, as they defeated Levante football club convincingly in the week 7 of Spanish Laliga Santander.

The former Laliga Champions have not been at their best for the past few weeks, but they were able to put that aside today, as they defeated their opponent 3-0.

Barcelona football club last victory in all competitions was against Getafe football club at Nou Camp on the 29th of August, and they lost 3-0 at the same venue to German Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich football club in the UEFA Champions League, and they also drew their last two matches against Granada FC and Cadiz CF before returning to winning way on Sunday.

Barcelona football club's poor run of form has made a lot of people across the globe to be criticizing coach Ronald Koeman, and the likes of Xavi Hernandez and Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez have been linked with the team's job.

Ronald Koeman was able to redeem his image on Sunday against Levante FC, as he got some things right, and those things really helped the team to defeat their opponent.

Here are the things Ronald Koeman got right that made Barcelona to defeat Levante FC at Nou Camp;

Starting with a 4-3-3 formation

Coach Ronald Koeman decided to go with a 4-3-3 formation against Levante football club, and that really helped them to secure a well deserved victory.

Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia and Sergino Dest started in the team's defence line, 17 years old Gavi, 19 years old Nico and Sergio Busquet started in the midfield, while he also started with three attackers and they are; Philippe Coutinho, Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay, and they were all fantastic for the host in the entertaining encounter.

Giving Philippe Coutinho a starting role

The former Everton football club of England head coach decided to give former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho a starting role in the attack, and he was able to impress despite the fact that he is yet to return to his 100% best, but his present on the pitch was felt before he was replaced in the second half.

Introducing Ansu Fati in the second half

Spain national team star Ansu Fati returned to the pitch for Barcelona for the first time in 323 days, last appearing on November 7th.

Coach Ronald Koeman Introduced him to replace Luuk de Jong in 81st minutes, and he was lively in the game, as he scored a last-minute goal to guide the team to a remarkable 3-0 victory.

Barcelona football club will now be looking forward to building on their impressive performance against Levante football club when they play their next game.

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