Barcelona welcomed Real Valladolid earlier today for the La Liga fixture at the Camp Nou. The hosts came out victorious as they beat the visitors by a scoreline of 1-0.
Barcelona had an opportunity in closing the gap for the number one spot after Atletico Madrid’s defeat. Their fixture against Real Valladolid was crucial for the home team. The two teams couldn’t manage to break the deadlock in the first half of the game. Shots were sent on the target but Barcelona couldn’t manage to breach Real Valladolid’s defence. Just when it was anticipated that the match will end in a stalemate, Ousmane Dembele struck a goal in the stoppage time which was more than enough for Barcelona to seal the game.
Barcelona and Real Valladolid had a ball possession of 69% and 31% respectively. Barcelona took 10 shots on target while the visitors only took two shots.
With this victory, Barcelona has toppled Real Madrid and has acquired the second spot with 65 points. They are just three points away from the number one team in the La Liga standings, Atletico Madrid. Valladolid has occupied the 16th position with 27 points. Twitter reacts as Barcelona inches closer to closing down the gap between them and Atletico Madrid, let’s have a look at the best tweets: