Dembélé, ante el Levante

The sacrifice of Ousmane Dembele

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It's clear that Barcelona's 5-0 win over Levante, sixth in the table before the weekend, can be explained by Lionel Messi, who scored a hat-trick and made the other two. But there's another footballer, Ousmane Dembele, who's been in the eye of a storm recently, who deserves a special mention.

The game began with many doubts, above all tactically. Dembele sacrificed himself on the right, playing as a wing back and helping the three centre-backs (Pique, Vermaelen and Lenglet) with their defensive work as well as the two forwards (Suarez and Messi) in attack. The France forward worked hard all night and even provoked the dismissal of an opposition player with a great run. 

If against Tottenham in the Champions League Dembele showed that he's a different footballer, who has a special spark, against Levante he showed that he also works, influenced by the non-stop Artuto Vidal as Barca got over losing right-back Nelson Semedo at the last minute. The running and work created space for the team. 

A few weeks ago, it seemed impossible to think that Ousmane would be able to add balance against a team like Levante, but with Messi by your side, anything is possible. 

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