Ronald Koeman took a big risk by turning to some of the fringe players for the game tonight, but it’s looking good so far after Ousmane Dembele’s early strike.
He receives the ball after a magnificent switch of play from Lionel Messi, and this is a nice solo goal from the Frenchman, even if it needed a big deflection to help it past the keeper:
Oh my, Lionel Messi ??
Just look at that first-time cross-field ball ?
Ousmane Dembele opens the scoring for Barcelona! pic.twitter.com/f52cVE0QvA
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It looked like Dembele would be gone this summer and his chances appeared to be limited, so this is the ideal way to work his way back into the team.