Dembele on the mark as Barcelona edge closer To Second In League


Ousmane Dembele scored a 90th-minute volley to help Barcelona overcome ten-men Real Valladolid 1-0 at the Camp Nou stadium on Monday.

The Catalans endured a frustrating evening against relegation-threatened Valladolid however Ronald Koeman’s side eventually prevailed and are on a 19-match unbeaten league run.

Barcelona has won six straight league games and hasn’t lost in La Liga this year.

Actual Valladolid had the first opportunity via Kenan Kodro however the defender’s header hit the crossbar whereas Pedri’s shot was turned onto the post by the goalkeeper in Barcelona’s solely attack of observe within the first interval.

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Barcelona improved in the second half and Dembele should have scored when put clean on goal however the Jordi Masip pulled off a smart low save whereas Lionel Messi narrowly missed the far corner.
Numerical advantage was the turning point as Valladolid’s Oscar Plano was shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Dembele.

The 23-year-old former Borussia Dortmund winger would have the final say at the far post when his volley from defender Ronald Araujo’s flick-on sneaked in at the close to post.

The win brings Barcelona to within one point of league leaders Atletico Madrid in second place and two points forward of Real Madrid, whom they face next in El Clasico on Saturday, in third.



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