Barcelona continued their winning run!
Barcelona continued their winning run for the Champions League group stage and continued to play exceptionally well in Europe.
In the first half, Barça played well with high presses, and the first 35 minutes were just excellent to watch. The goals, the first came on a right cross by Jordi Alba and a gorgeous backheel finish by Griezmann. The second was a great move and cross by Ousmane Dembélé and an easy finish from Braithwaite, and the third came after Braithwaite used his pace to win a penalty in the box and Dembélé buried it.
In the second half, Barça kept possession and didn’t press too much. Ronald Koeman made early substitutions to rest some older legs and let the kids play. There were still a couple of chances for Barça, thanks to Dembélé’s energy and kill. The Frenchman was involved in all the big moments, who could have easily made it 4-0 or 5-0 if not for bad finishing and poor decision-making inside the box.
We saw the Dembélé FC Barcelona signed
Finally, this was the Dembélé FC Barcelona signed for €105 million-plus a reported €40 million add-ons. It took him four seasons, but Ousmane is finally starting to look like a Barcelona player. With two classy assisted and a goal on a Champions League night. Fans are finally beginning to see why their club spent so much money to sign Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017.
Dembélé wanted to take it!
After the game, Martin Braithwaite provided a simple explanation as to why he gave the ball to Ousmane Dembele to take a penalty on Wednesday night. “Dembele wanted to take it, and that was it,” Braithwaite told BarcaTV.
Another player, I would say consistent player, Clement Lenglet, played 65 minutes away at Ferencvaros in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Post-match, he said to reporters, he is happy with how all the squad players are being utilized. “Everyone is involved,”