Ousmane Dembélé never got int his stride in Getafe, at the same stadium where he suffered a terrible hamstring injury in 2017 in what was only his third appearance for the club - that injury was the first in a series of fitness problems which have hampered his development at Barça. On Saturday, 325 days since he last appeared in the starting line-up, Koeman gave him a place in the team. But the French winger's passing let him down - Dembélé's main problem now isn't his ongoing fitness concerns or his attitude, which earned him criticism in the past. In Getafe, he was incapable of finding his own team mates when he was in possession of the ball.

At the Coliseum, Dembélé lost ball after ball. In the first half alone he lost 14 balls, and 16 in total during the hour he spent out on the pitch. On top of that seven of his passes failed to find a team mate. Not that he was the worst - Sergiño Dest lost 23 balls and 11 of his passes went astray. The left wing was a disaster area as Barça tried to get back into the match.

Sezione: Primer equipo / Data: Mar 20 ottobre 2020 a las 01:00 / Fuente: AS
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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