Barcelona are back in second place and are now just one point behind La Liga leaders Atlético Madrid thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Real Valladolid at Camp Nou, Barça’s 13th in the last 14 games.
Dembele scores late to send Barcelona into second
The Blaugrana looked rusty after the international break and struggled against a solid Valladolid defense, but Dembouz scored a 90th minute winner to give Barça three gigantic points in the title race.
Barcelona extend their LaLiga winning streak to six games, moving a point behind league-leaders Atletico Madrid in the process.
First-half efforts from Pedri and Kodro were only denied by the frame of the respective goals before the game came to life in the second half.
Plano’s dismissal for a sliding tackle on Dembele encouraged the hosts, who grabbed a crucial, late winner from Dembele at the back post in the 90th minute.
Up next for Barcelona is the El Clasico on Saturday.