Although the Blaugrana enjoyed an easy 4-0 win against Granada, the match had its controversial point in the dispute between Granada’s striker and Ronald Koeman.
The dispute between Roberto Soldado and Ronald Koeman began after Barcelona’s first goal when a deflected clearance by Roberto Soldado fell to Antoine Griezmann, who finished smartly.
The Granada players believed the French striker was offside and surrounded the referee, led by their 35-year-old forward. The Blaugrana’s manager responded with strong feelings of his own, to which Soldado responded with aggression, the progress led to a dispute that continued for several minutes.
However, even after the final whistle, the Dutch manager couldn’t let the striker go as the pair clashed in the tunnel again, with Koeman waiting for Soldado, who came in last exchanging stronger words until Diego Martinez pulled his forward away.