The Barcelona fans at the Camp Nou were on their feet applauding Ousmane Dembele in the 20th minute of the Catalan club’s Champions League match against Chelsea, with the Frenchman having scored his first Blaugrana goal on one of the biggest possible stages.

Lionel Messi had already given the La Liga leaders the lead on the night before the Argentine set up his young teammate for his first strike in Barcelona colors, one which he smashed through the outstretched hand of Thibaut Courtois.

Some were surprised to see Dembele on Ernesto Valverde’s teamsheet, but the former Borussia Dortmund player has rewarded his coach’s faith.


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