Ferran Torres and Ousmane Dembele shine as Barcelona thump Osasuna | Football News – Times of India


Ferran Torres scored a brace and Ousmane Dembele made two assists as a red-hot Barcelona rolled over Osasuna 4-0 on Sunday to earn their fourth consecutive LaLiga win.
The victory moved Barca into the highest three with 51 factors, degree with fourth-placed Atletico Madrid and 5 factors behind second-placed Sevilla, however with a recreation in hand over their nearest rivals.
Torres opened the scoring 14 minutes into the sport with a penalty after Gavi was tripped from behind inside the world.

Seven minutes later, he doubled his tally, receiving an excellent cross by Dembele in behind the defence earlier than beating the keeper with a fragile end.
Dembele was unstoppable on the best flank and 5 minutes later the French winger teed up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to web Barca’s third from shut vary.
Substitute Riqui Puig accomplished the victory when he discovered the web after accumulating a rebound within the seventy fifth minute.
“I’m actually completely happy that we received and are rising,” Torres informed reporters. “Our goal is to maintain climbing within the standings and maintain bettering recreation by recreation.”

Coach Xavi Hernandez appeared proud of the consequence however believes combating for the league title is a long-shot along with his facet trailing leaders Actual Madrid by 12 factors.
“I do not assume the league is feasible this season, Actual Madrid is simply too far forward,” Xavi stated when requested concerning the significance of subsequent Sunday’s El Clasico in opposition to their bitter rivals at Madrid.
“We have to maintain successful they usually need to lose three or 4 video games, it is not lifelike.”
Having dropped as little as ninth in November, when coach Ronald Koeman was fired, Barca are closing in on second-placed Sevilla, who dropped extra factors in a 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano earlier on Sunday.

The combat to complete within the high 4 and safe Champions League qualification is intensifying, with solely 4 factors separating Barcelona from Actual Sociedad in sixth.
Sevilla have been the one workforce within the high seven who performed and didn’t win this weekend and they’re now wanting over their shoulders after a sixth draw of their final eight league matches.
Actual Madrid, who comfortably lead with 63 factors from 27 video games, will play at lowly Mallorca on Monday.
Wins for Actual Betis, Actual Sociedad and Villarreal moved them nearer to Sevilla. Fifth-placed Betis have 49 factors, Actual Sociedad, 47, and Villarreal, in seventh, have 45.


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