Ousmane Dembele helps Barca escape Valladolid's Zorrilla trap

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Barcelona came through a trap game by the bare minimum. Not for the effort and hope of Valladolid, but for the lamentable state of their pitch at the Jose Zorrilla, which was the true protagonist. Huge chunks of turf were pulled up after just a few minutes. It's evident it hurt both teams but especially Barcelona, who base their game on ball possession. And at Zorrilla nothing could be controlled. La Liga cannot allow their stars to fall into a trap like this.

Barcelona found it hard to build anything. They dominated but were imprecise in important areas. Eventually Dembele scored after Sergi Roberto's smart header. Just like in the Super Cup, during adversity, the Frenchman delivered. He is getting more and more comfortable in Barcelona's attacking game. He has confidence and it shows. He's starting to show that this could be his year. He had wake up. And it was only up to him. He is doing it, to be the best 'signing' of the season.

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