Ousmane Dembele received a standing ovation from the fans.
Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) in the 2022-23 season held at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain on the 26th at 5:00 am (Korean time). With the victory, Barcelona advanced to the semi-finals.
Coach Xabi Hernandez used a 4-3-3 formation. Pablo Garvey, Robert Lewandowski, and Dembele sortied as the front three top. The midfield was played by Frenkie the Yong, Sergio Busquets and Pedri. The back four featured Alejandro Balde, Andreas Christensen, Ronald Araujo and Jules Kunde. In goal was Marc-Andre Ter Steken.
The hero of the victory was Dembele. In the 7th minute of the second half, Kunde delivered a pass to Dembele who penetrated forward. He managed to break the line and then increased his speed to get into the penalty box. Dembele shook the net with a powerful shot aimed at the close post.
Barcelona started solidifying with Frank Kessie, Rafinha, Ansu Fati and Marcos Alonso. Sociedad also made changes through replacement cards, but could not overcome the numerical inferiority they faced with a red card in the first half. In the end, Barcelona continued their quest to win the Copa del Rey, advancing to the semi-finals by defeating Sociedad. 메이저사이트
Dembele ended the game in the 39th minute of the second half when he was substituted out of the party. Praise poured in from the Camp Nou, which filled the stands. The British ‘Sports Bible’ reported, “Dembele completed a surprising turn with a standing ovation from the fans.”
“As Xavi predicted, Dembele turned booing into applause. He has signed a new two-year contract with Barcelona and is one of the best players at the club right now. Dembele responded with applause as he left the pitch.” .
Kembele, who was booed by big and small injuries, continued sluggishness, and refusal to re-contract. After he decided to continue his company, he completely revived and turned the fans’ hearts 180 degrees. Barcelona will face Girona in the 19th round of Spanish La Liga on the 29th, and Dembele will challenge for two consecutive goals.