Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele out for month with hamstring injury

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The France worldwide had been a doubt for Wednesday's 5-1 Champions League win over Lyon due to a hamstring strain, only to feature off the bench and score late on.

The 31-year-old put his side ahead with a ideal Panenka penalty within the first 20 minutes of the match.

Suarez then rounded Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to lay on a ideal pass for the unmarked Philippe Coutinho to nudge into an open net and double Barca's lead, although Lyon hauled themselves back into contention with a second-half strike from Lucas Tousart. Ousmane Dembele, Phillipe Coutinho and Gerard Pique were also among the scorers in the 5-1 drubbing.

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Ancelotti, who won the competition with Ronaldo at Real Madrid, said: "Everybody expects him to lose his ability over the years, but he never drops off".

Ronaldo: "I know. We gonna pass bro. Whoever we get, we take tricky".

"He is the best player in the history of football and he demonstrates it", said Mendes following Ronald's hat-trick against Atletico Madrid.


The Brazilian brushed off talk of a summer exit for now, though, saying his focus is on Sunday's game against Real Betis as Barca continue to compete on three fronts.

But Messi soon eased their nerves, toying with Lyon's defence before releasing a shot too powerful for Gorgelin to stop. They will be looking to change their Quarter Final fate this time around, as they were knocked out of the Quarter Finals in the last 3 seasons.

"We're relaxed and what we have to prepare for is the toughest test possible, which is what's coming now in the final stage of the season".


Lionel Messi may be struggling to bury penalties, but he does make free-kicks look like penalties for a normal player.


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