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DEMBELE COMES UP WITH THE GOODS FOR BARCELONA

With rumours that Lionel Messi could be departing the club next summer, the likes of Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho must start to deliver. The Frenchman even through his persistent fitness worries is having a better season at the Camp Nou than before, having scored five and assisted two in all competitions this season.

Dembele scored the goal which saved the hosts a point after coming off the bench, which is another crucial goal from him. The former Borussia Dortmund winger is showing seriousness in terms of representing the club this season and everyone at the club would hope that he can continue his run, now that talks of an exit are well and truly over.

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BARCA RISK HAVING A WORSE SEASON THAN LAST

Barcelona find themselves rooted to sixth place, seven points ahead of league leaders Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, who could open a ten-point gap with wins on Wednesday. The Catalans’ manager has already suggested that La Liga looks like a distant prospect for his side to pursue and there cannot be much optimism about the Champions League either.

Paris Saint-Germain are a force to reckon and they are possibly the worst opponents that the Blaugrana would have gotten for the round of 16. Koeman will hope his side does not endure a trophyless season and for that, he must divert his attention to the Copa del Rey which will get underway in the last week of January 2021.