Huesca feels Barça’s anger – Dembelé stronger and stronger
FC Barcelona continue to hold their own in the league: on Sunday Huesca made the “mistake” of taking the lead in Catalonia – in the end an 8-2 score was on the scoreboard. Ex-Dortmunder Dembelé provided further proof of his ever-increasing form curve.
The arch-rival from Madrid had presented a decent performance on Saturday, which is why Barcelona was determined to add to their lead against Huesca on Sunday. And the home side’s offensive read like a threat: Dembelé, the last strong Dembelé, was to swirl next to Messi and Suarez, and the trio of Rakitic and Coutinho were to be provided with passes.
The wild first stage in Camp Nou started with a shock moment for the favourite: Barça defended too carelessly, which is why Cucho Hernandez was able to cross the piers for the first time after only three minutes – the first goal against the German nationalkeeper in the new season. It took the home side a little time to shake, but then Messi made four opponents look old and set them 1-1 (16th) without much effort.
Barcelona increase the pace
As a result, the outsider lost order because Barcelona tightened the reins: Jordi Alba was looking for Messi, but it was Pulido who put the ball into his own goal (24th). The 3-1 win was a matter of time. Dembelé, who had introduced the leading goal with a fantastic pass, failed with a slash at the crossbar (29th).
Ter Stegen complains
Suarez, who pushed a beautiful cross from Jordi Alba over the line (39th), did better shortly afterwards. But immediately the flag went up because of a supposed offside position of the referee. However, the video referee overruled referee Mario Melero Lopez, with ten players in the mid-circle, to make up for the goal celebration. The last word before the break had Huesca, however, who in the person of Alex Gallar shortened from nothing to 2:3 (42.). Ter Stegen rightly scolded his much too passive colleagues, especially Umtiti didn’t look good in this scene.