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Dembele injured, to miss the rest of Euro 2020 for France
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Dembele injured, to miss the rest of Euro 2020 for France

Ousmane Dembele will no longer play any part for France in the ongoing Euro 2020 after picking up an injury in the draw against Hungary on Saturday. It has also been confirmed that the Barcelona forward would not recover in time if his nation progresses deep into the knockout stages of the competition. France currently lead the group after the 1 all draw against Hungary ahead of the final round of group games on Wednesday when they face Portugal whilst Germany face Hungary. Dembele has already amassed 27 caps for France and underwent scans on Sunday at a hospital in Budapest to check the severity of the knee injury. After discussions between the medical staff of France and Barcelona, it was agreed that the player should be allowed to leave the French camp for further treatment. ...
Koeman – La Liga title difficult for Barca after draw
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Koeman – La Liga title difficult for Barca after draw

The elite sides in La Liga have seen their standards drop this season such that even when they are given a lifeline, they just can't take advantage and this has been the story of Barcelona in recent weeks. Barca manager Ronald Koeman has now admitted that it will be very difficult for his side to win La Liga this season as they failed to beat Levante but squandered their lead twice which resulted in a 3 all draw. It was a must-win game for the Catalans and many thought it was done after they raced into a 2 nil lead at halftime only to see the home side mount a comeback and make it 2 all. Ousmane Dembele scored the third to make it 3:2 but substitute Sergio Leon equalized and grabbed a point for Levante. Therefore, Koeman's men are 1 point behind league leaders Atletico Madrid and ...
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Bonucci – Juve will learn from loss to Barcelona

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has claimed that the 2 nil defeat to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League in Turin on Wednesday will teach them a lot. It was an exciting game that saw the Catalans run away with all three points and strangely three of Alvaro Morata's goals ruled out for offside with the aid of VAR. This fixture was one that caught the eye after the draws were made as it provided an opportunity for Lionel Messi to play against Cristiano Ronaldo yet again at one of the highest stages in club football. The rivalry would have been rekindled if not for the Portuguese's contraction of coronavirus which ruled him out of the tie in Turin. Hopefully, both players will be available when Barcelona welcome Juventus to Camp Nou. READ: Premier League clubs show ruthlessn...
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Rivaldo – Ousmane Dembele needs to be punished for silly sending off

Barcelona legend Rivaldo has opined that Ousmane Dembele needs to face punishment after he was sent off for hurling offensive words at a match official in the La Liga game against Sevilla. Funny enough, Barcelona were 4 nil up at the time of the incident. Therefore, Dembele will play no part in two games including the El Clasico against Real Madrid on October 26. "Dembele is in trouble again after saying rude words to the referee and getting sent off in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Sevilla," the Brazilian told Betfair. "He received a two-game suspension which means he'll miss 'El Clasico' against Real Madrid on 26 October. "Barcelona need to have words of their own with the player about this silly sending off. It's not acceptable and it could harm the team, with his absence creatin...
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Barcelona now willing to sell former Liverpool star

With summer yet to come, Barcelona are reportedly ready to listen to offers for former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho due to his recent struggles with the Spanish club. According to an emerging report from Spanish outlet MARCA, the Catalonians have dropped down a bit on the availability of Coutinho in the transfer market, with the Brazilian's future at Camp Nou seemingly hanging on a thin rope. this is because the Spanish giants are now considering his sale if the right offer is made in summer. Coutinho, who tagged Barcelona as his “dream club”, joined the La Liga side from Liverpool during the winter transfer of 2018 and helped the club to secure a La Liga title and Copa del Rey in his first half season with the club whilst putting up an impressive performance. READ: Perform we...
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Ousmane Dembele sidelined for two weeks

Barcelona on Monday disclosed that forward Ousmane Dembele has suffered a sprained left ankle which will keep him out of action and on the sidelines for 15 days. The France international was made to undergo a medical checkup to ascertain the degree of the injury he sustained in Barcelona's 3:1 win against Leganes in the La Liga on Sunday. He was forced to leave the pitch in the 69th minute of the game READ Hazard – There are things that might make me stay at Chelsea A statement released by the club read: “Tests carried out on first team player Ousmane Dembele have confirmed a sprained ankle that will keep him out of action for approximately 15 days” Therefore, Ousmane Dembele is set to miss the Cope del Rey quarterfinal games against Sevilla, as well as games against Girona and...
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Messi – Ousmane Dembele can be one of the best

Lionel Messi has expressed confidence that teammate and France international Ousmane Dembele is capable of reaching his full potential at Barcelona. It can be recalled that the Catalans signed the Frenchman for €105 million from Borussia Dortmund. His rise to limelight came after he joined Dortmund from Rennes after he was identified by Sven Mislintat, Arsenal's current head of recruitment. The player's career at Barcelona has been hampered by injuries and some disciplinary issues. It can be recalled that the 21-year-old was fined for arriving late to training. He was also handed a mobile phone ban by Barca boss Ernesto Valverde earlier this month. READ: Pochettino – We can’t be compared to Atletico Madrid Regardless, Ousmane Dembele has impressed recently and continues to attr...
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Valverde – Dembele was superb in Barca’s defeat of Villareal

Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele produced one of his best performances of the season which saw Barcelona coast to a 2 nil win over Villareal at the Camp Nou on Sunday, and it's no surprise he has received plaudits from his boss Ernesto Valverde. The France international was very impressive in the game and provided the assist to Gerard Pique to open the scoring for the Catalans in the 36th minute. Dembele's stats now stands at 3 assists and 2 goals in his last 6 games for Barcelona, and hopefully, he continues in this form. READ: Roma begin discussions with Antonio Conte Speaking after the game, Valverde said: “Dembele produced a great performance” ”He was one of the players that stood out. He has so many things to his game: pace, he can dribble, beat players, self-confi...
Ousmane Dembele: I’ll be back in two weeks
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Ousmane Dembele: I’ll be back in two weeks

  Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has disclosed that he will return to full first team training within a fortnight after his recovery from a thigh injury The Frenchman sustained an injury in Barcelona's victory over Getafe in September and is expected to return within the stipulated period of three months. READ: Pastore considering PSG exit in January “In two weeks I’ll be back with the group,” Dembele revealed in an interview with Canal+, in quotes cited by Diario AS. “It will be very difficult due to the amount of training I will have to do but I will be working extremely hard every single day to get back as soon as possible.” Dembele joined Barcelona from Dortmund for an initial 105 million Pounds deal last summer and has made 3 appearances for the Catalans....
Ousmane Dembele likely to be out of action till the New Year
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Ousmane Dembele likely to be out of action till the New Year

  Barcelona new boy Ousmane Dumbele is set to be out of action until the new year although his recovery from a hamstring operation is on course. The doctor, Sakari Orava, who carried out the operation on the forward at the club's request has the belief that the original time frame that was placed on his recovery which is about 3 to 4 months is very possible. READ: Messi: Our absence from Russia 2018 would have been crazy Ousmane Dembele was substituted in Barcelona’s game against Getafe last month with a hamstring tear on his official first league start for the club. “I am constantly in contact with Dr. Pruna at Barcelona and he is giving me detailed reports about what the player is doing,” Orava informed El Mundo Deportivo. “At this point everything is on course and...