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Dembele's volley gives Barcelona a win over Volladoid

 

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele struck in stoppage time to grab an imperative 1-0 success at home to Real Valladolid in La Liga on Monday to haul his side one point behind pioneers Atletico Madrid. 


Valladolid created a restrained at this point strong execution and might have taken an early lead when Kenan Kodro headed against the bar, while Roque Mesa had two clear sights at objective from fresh yet neglected to hit the objective each time. 


Barca verged on scoring just before halftime when their previous goalkeeper Jordi Masip palmed a strike from Pedri on to the post. 


The manager frustrated Dembele in the subsequent half and afterward watched on in alleviation as Antoine Griezmann headed the bounce back wide. 


The Catalans were managed some assistance when Valladolid's Oscar Plano was shown a straight red card in the 79th moment for a tackle from behind on Dembele. 


The shipping off was wildly fought by the guests, who had advanced for a punishment before in the second half when the ball struck the hand of Barca safeguard Jordi Alba. Nonetheless, the arbitrator chose the handball was incidental after a VAR audit. 


Barca at long last exploited having an additional man when French forward Dembele got a free ball noticeable all around with his left foot, pummeling it inside the close to post. 


A 6th sequential association win took Barca back into runner up and moved them on to 65 focuses, two above third-set Real Madrid and one behind Atletico, who were beaten 1-0 at Sevilla on Sunday. 


Barca visit Real Madrid next Saturday with the opportunity to go top of the table a day prior Atletico visit Real Betis. 


"My sensation from the hole was that we were consistently equipped for dominating the match directly until the end. The players demonstrated that they generally had confidence until the latest possible time," said Barca mentor Ronald Koeman. 


"Now and then you need to truly endure to win and that is acceptable as well. La Liga is additionally about affliction." 


The Dutchman additionally stored acclaim on Dembele, who was assailed by wounds and scrutinized for lacking polished methodology in his initial not many years at Barca yet has hit the best type of his vocation this season. 


"It's indispensable for us for him to be at the highest point of his game, he gives us a great deal with regards to taking on rivals and he can play the whole way across the forefront," Koeman said. 


"You can play in various manners when he is in the group and today he scored the objective we required." 


Barca safeguard Clement Lenglet added: "This shows how troublesome this class is and that we'll need to truly battle in each match to dominate it. 


"We confronted an incredible side who worked out of their skin, it was a truly troublesome game for us yet a significant triumph. This get is all down to difficult work, things weren't clicking for us prior in the season yet now they are." 


Valladolid guardian Masip said his side left the Camp Nou "with a mixed taste", feeling satisfied with their presentation however abused at not acquiring a point, particularly subsequent to having Plano shipped off. 


"It's a genuine disgrace that all that difficult work was discarded due to an oddball episode," he added.

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