Dembele matches Messi as Barcelona fans thank ‘Luuk de Goat’ for Levante win

Ousmane Dembele equals Lionel Messi as Barcelona fans cheer 'Luuk de Goat' for Levante's last-gasp victory

Barcelona pair Ousmane Dembele and Luuk de Jong took their respective places in the headlines on Sunday night.

Xavi Hernández’s squad, of course, marked their return to action a short time ago.

In the midst of a stellar spell of recent form, the Blaugrana made the trip to the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia, hoping to record seven straight La Liga wins against relegation-battling Levante.

And, when all was said and done, emerging with his final 3-point shot is precisely what the visitors did.

This, however, only came thanks to a last-gasp winner in stoppage time, on the back of a pulsating 90 minutes with five goals, three shots from the penalty spot and a host of presentable chances. plus.

The first to score for Barça was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who guided Xavi and company. tied at the hour mark, before Pedri continued his great individual run in front of goal to turn the match around minutes later.

However, after Levante leveled things from the penalty spot in the final ten minutes of the match, it looked like the Blaugrana would be forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

But the time has come, the man has come…

As time progressed, a delightful Jordi Alba shot from the left was greeted by Luuk de Jong’s header, who made no mistake as he headed in a perfect header to the near post, sparking jubilant celebrations among the players. visiting players and fans alike:

Of Jong and Dembélé carried out

On the back of the action drawing to a close at the Estadi Ciutat, it should therefore come as no surprise that that man de Jong, once seen as something of a running joke in Catalunya, takes his place front and centre. on the post. -start chat

The social media reaction among Barcelona supporters has proven to be a sight to behold, as de Jong’s new nickname has once again come into prominence:

Elsewhere, winger Ousmane Dembele has joined Barca’s loan-out hit man in the headlines.

France international Dembele, prior to the expiry of his contract at the Camp Nou in the summer, has of course enjoyed a remarkable resurgence of late.

And such efforts continued on Sunday night, when the former Borussia Dortmund player, in the process of connecting Aubameyang’s second-half goal, joined his former teammate Lionel Messi as the most prolific assist provider in the games. top five leagues in Europe since the turn of the year:

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