In a UEFA Champions League focus game early this morning, Barcelona beat Juventus 2-0 away to lead Group G. At the same time, this game is also the first victory of Barcelona coach Koeman in his player and coach career in Italy.
In fact, this victory is of great significance to both Barcelona and Koman. Barcelona had never beaten Juventus in an away game before, with a record of 3 draws and 3 losses. For Koeman, whether as a player or a coach, he has never won on Italian soil. In Koeman’s playing career, he played 7 games in Italy, 4 of which were in the 1990 World Cup, and the results of these 7 games were 3 draws and 4 losses, one of which was in the 1990/91 season. Mann played in the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup in Barcelona.
Koeman's record as a coach in Italy is even worse: 3 draws and 6 losses. He came to Italy as the head coach of Waiters, Ajax, PSV, Everton and the Dutch national team. However, after setting foot on the Italian land for the 17th time, he finally won a victory.