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Ousmane Dembele ran Real Sociedad ragged at the Camp Nou and sent Barcelona into the Spanish Cup semi-finals with a brilliant second half goal.
Xavi's team were helped by miss of the season from Real Sociedad striker Alexander Sorloth, and by Brais Mendes’ foolish first half sending off. But with the Basques standing firm in defence despite the numerical disadvantage some magic was still required and the France winger provided it.
When Dembele is really on form, he’s off the scale unplayable.
Ousmane Dembele's second-half goal was enough to send Barcelona through to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey
The Frenchman's goal came after Brais Mendez was sent off for Real Sociedad in the first-half
He has none of the goalscoring reliability or consistency of another of Barça’s flying Frenchman, Thierry Henry, but he has even more va-va-voom and when he sprinted clear of the Real Sociedad defence seven minutes into the second half to lash the ball past Alex Remiro it was enough to make even his biggest critics forget the lapses of concentration and misplaced passes that sometimes litter his game.
Kounde’s ball over the top sent him