Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman was noticed laughing with Paris Saint-Germain star Idrissa Gueye after his facet have been thrashed 4-1 at dwelling within the Champions League.
Lionel Messi put Barca forward with a 27th-minute penalty, earlier than a Kylian Mbappe hat-trick and Moise Kean aim put PSG in a commanding lead going into the last-16 second leg conflict in three weeks’ time.
It’s not the primary time Barcelona have been outplayed on Europe’s greatest stage as they suffered a humiliating 8-2 Champions League quarter-final defeat to Bayern Munich final season.
However anger from Barcelona followers would have intensified when seeing their supervisor, Koeman, laughing with PSG midfielder Gueye at full-time on Tuesday night time.
The Dutchman labored with the 31-year-old for greater than a yr at Everton after signing him from Aston Villa in 2016.
And regardless of the damaging consequence to Barcelona’s probabilities of progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals, Koeman appeared to get pleasure from his transient reunion with Gueye, who was taken off at half-time by PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Koeman, who changed Quique Setien within the Barcelona dugout final summer season, is underneath stress along with his facet eight factors off LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid.
And PSG’s ruthlessness on the Camp Nou will solely enhance the query marks surrounding his Barcelona future.