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FC Barcelona News: 3 October 2021; Barça lose to Atlético Madrid, Ronald Koeman to stay

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: La Liga Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Atlético Madrid 2-0 FC Barcelona: First Liga defeat - FC Barcelona
First half goals from Thomas Lemar and former Camp Nou darling Luis Suárez dealt the damage in the first half, and despite the Catalans making every effort to mount a comeback in the second, the mattress-makers proved too solid to break down.

Joan Laporta: Whatever happens, Ronald Koeman will stay - SPORT
Against all prognostics and although Ronald Koeman seemed more out than in at Barcelona, Joan Laporta has announced that he will not be sacked after the Atletico Madrid game, whatever happens.

Gerard Pique claims Barcelona have 'multiple' problems following Atletico Madrid defeat - Football Espana
Barcelona star Gerard Pique has admitted the club are in crisis following their 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid. La Blaugrana slipped to another loss on the back of a damaging week as goals either side of the break from Thomas Lemar and Luis Suarez condemned them to defeat in Madrid.

Ronald Koeman hints at Barcelona stay despite Atletico Madrid defeat - Football Espana
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has refused to throw in the towel despite an emerging crisis at the club. The Dutch coach has been heavily linked with the sack during the international break after a disappointing start to the 2021/22 campaign.

Luis Suarez claims telephone celebration was not directed at Ronald Koeman - Football Espana
Atletico Madrid superstar Luis Suarez has denied his telephone celebration was directed at Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman. Suarez played a key role on the night at Atletico secured a 2-0 La Liga win over Barcelona at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano to increase the pressure on Koeman.

Diego Simeone delighted with vital Atletico Madrid win over Barcelona - Football Espana
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone hailed his side’s battling efforts in their 2-0 La Liga win over Barcelona. Los Rojiblancos flexed their muscles at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano with a dominant opening 45 minutes in the Spanish capital.

Koeman calls out 19-year-old Nico after Atletico defeat - Football Espana
Ronald Koeman called out young midfielder Nico Gonzalez after Barcelona’s defeat to Atletico Madrid. Koeman is a man on the brink after a disastrous run of form for Barca, winning just one of their last six games.