You can talk about their ups and downs, and even, lately, their lack of ability to adapt to the world's great football like Barcelona. But what you can never forget when thinking about Ousmane Dembelé is his remarkable talent. This week, in Camp Nou, the show served to show in all its splendor.
The Frenchman received the ball on the right side of the pitch before the Pedraza brand, Villarreal. He had a firm intention to flood and win the bottom, but the defender struggled with everything. Thus, he threatened again and again until he left him broader and could get rid of him, before the delirium of Camp Nou.
It seemed like a play from other times, as in the old World War II video footage of the World Cup in 1958 and 1962. In those pictures, the immortal Brazilian wing ridiculed his rivals, in football with a very different rhythm from the current one. More than half a century later, and with much rarer times, Dembel renewed that spirit.
Although the action did not help to break zero in the game, in which Barcelona has a good chance to regain the top of the Spanish league, many have paid a good deal of the ticket. And for those who watched on television, it was also a pleasure for the eyes.