Barcelona go second after late win over Valladolid

Ousmane Dembele scored a dramatic late winner to give Barcelona victory over Real Valladolid and a huge boost in their La Liga title challenge.

Barcelona move up to second, one point behind leaders Atletico Madrid, thanks to a sixth La Liga win in a row.

Barca looked as if they were going to be frustrated but the turning point was Oscar Plano’s straight red card for a dangerous foul on Dembele.

Dembele volleyed home in the last minute from Ronald Araujo’s flick-on.

Both sides hit the woodwork in the first half – Kenan Kodro’s header for Valladolid and Pedri’s low drive for Barcelona being tipped on to the post.

Barcelona’s title hopes are in their hands now after Atletico lost to Sevilla at the weekend. Barca visit Real Madrid in El Clasico this Saturday and host Atletico next month.

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 28MinguezaBooked at 43minsSubstituted forAraujoat 63′minutes
  • 21de Jong
  • 15Lenglet
  • 2DestSubstituted forPuigat 87′minutes
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forBraithwaiteat 64′minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 16GonzálezSubstituted forKourouma Kouroumaat 77′minutes
  • 18Alba
  • 10Messi
  • 7GriezmannBooked at 28minsSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 63′minutes
  • 11Dembélé

Substitutes

  • 4Araujo
  • 8Pjanic
  • 9Braithwaite
  • 12Puig
  • 17Machado Trincão
  • 19Fernandes Siqueira
  • 23Umtiti
  • 24Firpo
  • 26Peña
  • 27Kourouma Kourouma
  • 29De la Fuente
  • 36Tenas

Real Valladolid

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1MasipBooked at 80mins
  • 5Sánchez de Felipe
  • 6GonzálezBooked at 40mins
  • 25Olaza
  • 18JankoSubstituted forHervíasat 65′minutes
  • 17Mesa
  • 10PlanoBooked at 79mins
  • 14Alcaraz
  • 22Martínez García
  • 7Guardiola NavarroBooked at 73minsSubstituted forde Sousa Mendonçaat 77′minutes
  • 3KodroSubstituted forRubioat 85′minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Hervías
  • 16de Sousa Mendonça
  • 19Villa Suárez
  • 23Rubio
  • 26Pérez
  • 27Zalazar Martínez
  • 29Rey
  • 30Rubio
  • 32Álvarez
  • 35Aiman Moukhliss

Referee:
Santiago Jaime Latre

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Barcelona 1, Real Valladolid 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Barcelona 1, Real Valladolid 0.

  3. Offside, Real Valladolid. Jordi Masip tries a through ball, but Roque Mesa is caught offside.

  4. Attempt saved. Riqui Puig (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Frenkie de Jong.

  5. Goal! Barcelona 1, Real Valladolid 0. Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ronald Araujo.

  6. Attempt missed. Ilaix Moriba (Barcelona) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Trincão with a cross.

  7. Substitution, Barcelona. Riqui Puig replaces Sergiño Dest.

  8. Attempt missed. Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sergiño Dest.

  9. Substitution, Real Valladolid. Waldo Rubio replaces Kenan Kodro.

  10. Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Foul by Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona).

  12. Nacho (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Attempt saved. Marcos de Sousa (Real Valladolid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nacho.

  14. Jordi Masip (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Óscar Plano (Real Valladolid) is shown the red card.

  16. Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Foul by Óscar Plano (Real Valladolid).

  18. Attempt blocked. Trincão (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Pablo Hervías.

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