The Barcelona bowed down to Girona in the second match of the preseason (3-1), in an afternoon with three converted penalties, one of them for Memphis Depay, who managed to see the door in a debut in which he left good feelings.
In addition to the start of the Dutchman, the game led to the first minutes of the season for Lenglet, Of Jong Y Griezmann, which, surrounded by young people, subjected Girona to tighten the accelerator.
The first chance of the match was the Barcelona in minute 2, with a shot over the crossbar by Dest to alleviate the slow start of the match.
However, the first clear goal option was for the Uruguayan Stuani at minute 12, denied in the first instance by Iñaki Pain, headline this Saturday, and by Balde in the second attempt.
The fright stoked the Barcelona and the domain of those of Koeman soon translated into a goal: the same Bucket forced a penalty on the line of the area that transformed Pique with suspense, then John Charles He touched the ball with the palm of his hand.
With no time to react, the box Koeman made it 2-0 through the Albanian King Manaj At 24 minutes, which culminated a great collective play to low center by Mortimer to extend the scoring streak that accompanies him in the preseason.
The last bars of the first half were marked by changes, first of Stuani in 32 and after Manaj, suffering from a blow to the head, who was replaced by the debutante Depay.
Just before the break, at minute 42, Samu Saiz he put the 2-1 also from eleven meters and thanks to a hand in the area of Mortimer.
Koeman did not move the bench after passing through the changing rooms, beyond the entrance of Arnau Comas in the place of Umtiti, but at game time he changed the whole team except Iñaki Peña, Memphis Depay and Comas.
That half hour was the first minutes of the season for Lenglet, De Jong Y Griezmann, who, surrounded by young people, subdued Girona without going up many gears.
The best chances came from the feet of Pjanic, who hit the crossbar on 62 after a great shot from a free-kick and Griezmann, unable in the 69th minute to hole up a great pass in depth from Collado.
In the 85th minute, when it seemed that the game would die at 2-1, Griezmann caused the third penalty of the afternoon and gave the shot to a hyperactive Depay so that it premiered with him Barcelona. The Dutchman did not miss and put the finishing touch to the game with a whiplash to the squad.