Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde heaps praise on Ousmane Dembele

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde was full of praise for Ousmane Dembele after his wonder-goal saw his side lift the Supercopa de Espana against Sevilla.

The Spanish champions had to come from behind after Pablo Sarabia scored after just nine minutes, but managed to level the game before half-time when Gerard Pique fired a rebound off a Lionel Messi free-kick.

But it was Dembele’s stunner into the top corner in the 78th minute which gave Barcelona the hard-fought 2-1 victory and left Valverde happy with his team’s performance.

“He (Dembele) is a player with great qualities and today has left us with something to be happy about in a difficult match.”

Most popular

Related Tags

Lionel Messi becomes Barcelona’s most decorated player in history after winning 33th trophy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn

Lionel Messi has become Barcelona’s most-decorated player in history after lifting the Spanish Super Cup in Morocco on Sunday evening.

The Argentine has now won 33 trophies for the Catalan giants – one more than Andres Iniesta who won 32 at Camp Nou before he signed for Japanese side Vissel Kobe in May.

Barcelona’s win against Sevilla was Messi’s eighth victory in the Spanish Super Cup since his debut in 2005.

The 31-year-old has also clinched nine La Liga titles, four Champions LeaguEs, three Club World Cups and six Copa del Reys.

Most popular

Live Barcelona Blog: Ernesto Valverde hails Ousmane Dembele's 'great quality' after Spanish Super Cup triumph

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn

Good morning Blaugrana fans! The Sport360 team is here bringing you the latest news from the Camp Nou.

As ever, get in touch with us throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.

1:00pm – Messi wins 33rd trophy 

Lionel Messi has become Barcelona’s most-decorated player in history after lifting the Spanish Super Cup in Morocco on Sunday evening.

The Argentine has now won 33 trophies for the Catalan giants – one more than Andres Iniesta who won 32 at Camp Nou before he signed for Japanese side Vissel Kobe in May.

Barcelona’s win against Sevilla was Messi’s eighth victory in the Spanish Super Cup since his debut in 2005.

The 31-year-old has also clinched nine La Liga titles, four Champions LeaguEs, three Club World Cups and six Copa del Reys.

9:30am – Valverde praises Dembele’s qualities

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde was full of praise for Ousmane Dembele after his wonder-goal saw his side lift the Supercopa de Espana against Sevilla.

The Spanish champions had to come from behind after Pablo Sarabia scored after just nine minutes, but managed to level the game before half-time when Gerard Pique fired a rebound off a Lionel Messi free-kick.

But it was Dembele’s stunner into the top corner in the 78th minute which gave Barcelona the hard-fought 2-1 victory and left Valverde happy with his team’s performance.

“He (Dembele) is a player with great qualities and today has left us with something to be happy about in a difficult match.”

Most popular

Related Sections