Always so confusing, Ousmane Dembélé scored a superb goal with FC Barcelona against Tottenham (1-1) leading to a fantastic ride. The former Rennais is forgiven for his delay in training Sunday.
Ernesto Valverde has done well not to sanction Ousmane Dembélé for his delay in training, Sunday, which should still be worth him AS fine of 100 000 euros. Unlike Lionel Messi, Gerard Piqué or Sergio Busquets, left on the bench, the French international was the holder for the match of the sixth day of the Champions League against Tottenham, without stake for FC Barcelona, already assured of the first place of his group.
It took only seven minutes for Dembélé to register the best goal of this European night, a crazy race of which he has the secret. After a bad control of Kyle Walker-Peters, the former Rennais left the center circle, ball at the foot. After staring at the young side Spurs, he literally filed a magnificent acceleration, before moving on a sham right to avoid the challenge of Harry Winks, to conclude with a small shot from the left flush out of reach of Hugo Lloris. Great art!
This goal has long been a threat of elimination for the enterprising Spurs, who have been rewarded for their efforts with the equalizer of Lucas Moura (85th). But Dembélé, him, carries his balance sheet to three goals and three assists over his last five matches, all competitions. What to raise his rating with the leaders of Barça …