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FC Barcelona News: 28 October 2021; Barça lose to Rayo Vallecano, Ronald Koeman sacked

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FBL-ESP-LIGA-RAYO VALLECANO-BARCELONA Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images

Rayo Vallecano 1-0 FC Barcelona: Cruel defeat at Vallecas - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have failed to collect their first points on the road against a stubborn Rayo Vallecano side that took the lead through Radamel Falcao after 30 minutes and managed to hold out against a constant onslaught from the Barça frontline.

Ronald Koeman relieved of his duties as first team coach - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has relieved Ronald Koeman of his duties as first team coach. The president of the club, Joan Laporta, informed him of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano. Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva.

First start for Sergio Agüero - FC Barcelona
Sergio Agüero made his first appearance in the starting XI in the cruel defeat in Vallecas against Rayo Vallecano. The blaugrana number 19 scored his first goal for Barça in the Clásico at the weekend but the Argentine was unable to add to his total in the Estadio de Vallecas.

Coutinho: 100 games for FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho has played this Wednesday his one hundredth game in an FC Barcelona shirt. In his fourth season at the club, remembering that he spent 2019/20 on loan to Bayern Munich, the Brazilian midfielder reached the milestone in the midweek Liga fixture at Rayo Vallecano, which unfortunately ended in a 1-0 defeat

FC Barcelona against Espanyol kick off time confirmed - FC Barcelona
The first Catalan derby of the season has a date and kick off time. FC Barcelona will play host to RCD Espanyol on Saturday 20 November, kick off at 9pm CET at Camp Nou in La Liga.

Busquets holds his hands up for Rayo mistake: I was sleeping - SPORT
Sergio Busquets took responsibility for the mistake which cost Barcelona a 1-0 defeat against Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday. The Barca midfielder lost the ball in the build-up to Radamel Falcao's 30th minute strike as Barça lost for the second time in a week following Sunday's Clasico defeat.