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Ousmane Dembele fit for Barcelona's clash against Getafe

Ousmane Dembele fit for Barcelona's clash against Getafe

Barcelona is coming off a Copa del Rey semifinals win over Valencia on Thursday. However, despite impressive runs across all the competition, the prospect of winning treble isn't something which has entered Valverde's mind yet.

Dembele has been limited to just seven appearances for Barcelona since his transfer from Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could potentially reach almost 150 million euros (around $180 million).

The Colombian got forward well and had a couple of chances, but gave the ball away carelessly on one occasion which allowed Getafe to break and also struggled positionally, similarly to Coutinho and Dembele early on in their Barca careers.

Barcelona failed to score for the first time in La Liga this season as Getafe picked up a hard-fought point at the Nou Camp.

"It is true that he has a problem and we took a risk on him the other day because it was a decisive game", said Valverde.

"It depends on the work he does, but he is a player in whom we have a lot of hope", said coach Ernesto Valverde when asked if Dembele would play in Sunday's game.

'We dominated the first game but weren't clinical, today they threatened on the counter and we played our cards. However, while Getafe have played better in their last six games, they have been terrible away from home.




Dembele hasn't played since suffering a hamstring injury in his left leg in a 4-2 win at Real Sociedad on January 14.

"It was a game at home that was always going to be complicated and, in the end, it was nearly impossible to come out with three points, even though we have tried until the end".

Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini came on towards the end to make his debut for Getafe, who are 10th.

I completely agree with Valverde had to say.

Here are five talking points from the game.

However, Maxi Gomez equalised before the break with a back-post header before his 12th goal of the season put the home side ahead with 10 minutes to go.


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