2023-01-25 22:01:34

Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad: Ousmane Dembele's second-half strike is the difference

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Daily Mail
By Peter Jenson

Ousmane Dembele ran Real Sociedad ragged at the Camp Nou and sent Barcelona into the Spanish Cup semi-finals with a brilliant second half goal.

Xavi's team were helped by miss of the season from Real Sociedad striker Alexander Sorloth, and by Brais Mendes foolish first half sending off. But with the Basques standing firm in defence despite the numerical disadvantage some magic was still required and the France winger provided it.

When Dembele is really on form, hes off the scale unplayable.

He has none of the goalscoring reliability or consistency of another of Baras flying Frenchman, Thierry Henry, but he has even more va-va-voom and when he sprinted clear of the Real Sociedad defence seven minutes into the second half to lash the ball past Alex Remiro it was enough to make even his biggest critics forget the lapses of concentration and misplaced passes that sometimes litter his game.

Koundes ball over the top sent him clear. He had held his run well to stay on side. His first touch sent the ball a long way ahead of him but he is so quick he was on to it in a hearbeat and with his second touch he lashed the ball past Remiro beating him at his near post.

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