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Vicente del Bosque says Barcelona shouldn’t punish Dembele for training fiasco

Ousmane Dembele made the headlines for all the right reasons last night against Tottenham. After a week of reports from Spain condemning his lateness to training, the Frenchman showed his true class on the pitch in the last game of the Champions League group stage. Barcelona’s mercurial winger scored one of the finest solo goals you’ll […]

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Ernesto Valverde’s cheeky reply after being asked if Dembele’s goal v Spurs ended his problems

Ousmane Dembele was back showing his positive side against Tottenham Hotspur after a difficult week. The 21-year-old had made the news at the weekend after showing up two hours late for training, by which point the rest of the team had all but finished. That led to talk, yet again, over Dembele’s long-term future at […]

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Ousmane Dembele arrives to Barcelona training 50 minutes early on Monday

Ousmane Dembele’s punctuality has been a talking point for Barcelona this season. Earlier in the campaign, it emerged that the Frenchman missed a training session after playing video games all night and missing his alarm. And he had another issue on Sunday which led to him being disciplined. Dembele arrived two hours late for training […]

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Barcelona media dismiss ‘campaign against Dembele’ after he’s late to training again

It seems to be one step forward and two steps back for Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona right now. The Frenchman appeared to have won over Ernesto Valverde in recent weeks with his performances on the pitch, starring in the Catalan derby on Saturday evening. Dembele scored the second goal of the game and was a constant thorn […]

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Ousmane Dembele’s latest behaviour has angered Barcelona staff again

Ousmane Dembele’s ever-growing rap sheet has threatened to derail his Barcelona career. Signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for an initial fee of £96.8 million, the 21-year-old has scored just seven league goals since arriving at the Nou Camp. For a player who was expected to replace Neymar, he hasn’t been good enough. Those stats […]

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Ousmane Dembele and Malcom’s performances v Cultural Leonesa criticised by Spanish media

It wasn’t easy, but Barcelona secured a win in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie against Cultural Leonesa on Wednesday. Clement Lenglet scored the only goal of the game to hand Ernesto Valverde’s side the advantage ahead of the return fixture in early December. Valverde made several changes to the team that […]

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Xavi Hernandez shares his honest opinion on Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona

After selling Neymar for €222m to Paris Saint-Germain, the arrival of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund was some welcome relief for Barcelona. There were talks of the Blaugrana entering a ‘crisis’ following the departure of the Brazilian and a humiliating loss to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup didn’t exactly help their cause. However, Ernesto […]