Did Ousmane Dembele Laugh at Barcelona? PSG Star Spotted Smiling Broadly After Champions League Win

Did Ousmane Dembele Laugh at Barcelona? PSG Star Spotted Smiling Broadly After Champions League Win

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 17, 2024 at 7:04 AM
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  • Ousmane Dembele appeared to laugh at Barcelona
  • He played a crucial role in his former side's UCL exit
  • The Paris giants will face Dortmund in the semi-final

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Ousmane Dembele seemed to revel in FC Barcelona's misfortune following Paris Saint-Germain's qualification for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

The Frenchman only crossed carpets from Barca to PSG last summer but played a crucial role in helping the Ligue 1 leaders book a spot in the last four at the expense of his former club.

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Ousmane Dembele and Nordi Mukiele bask in joy during PSG's triumph over Barcelona in the Champions League. Photo by Jean Catuffe.
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His two goals across both legs contributed significantly to the Parisians' 6-4 aggregate victory over La Blaugrana, earning him the man-of-the-match award for his outstanding performance, The Telegraph reports.

While showcasing his football prowess on the pitch at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, the 26-year-old also had to navigate the mental challenge of facing hostile treatment from the home fans.

Dembele endured jeers throughout the game from his former team until his substitution in the 88th minute, just before Kylian Mbappe sealed the win for the Parisians.

On the sidelines, the 2022 World Cup runner-up appeared buoyed by his contribution and his team's come-from-behind triumph, setting up a clash with Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.

A viral video circulating on social media, spotted by Sports Brief, captured Dembele smiling broadly before a teammate whispered something in his ear, prompting him to continue exuding joy as the camera focused on him.

Dembele's MVP performance against Barcelona

In a charged atmosphere, the 2022 World Cup runner-up demonstrated his prowess since leaving Barcelona for PSG, earning the man-of-the-match accolade.

Sofascore statistics reveal his success in four out of six dribbles and his pivotal opening goal, sparking PSG's impressive turnaround.

He stood out with a rating of 8.3, trailing only behind Mbappe in performance.

Dembele breaks silence after PSG beat Barcelona

Sports Brief also reported on Dembele discussing his impactful performance for PSG against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

Despite the hostility from his former club's fans, the 26-year-old remained composed. He expressed his admiration for Barca and also happiness at PSG.

Dembele acknowledged the whistles from Barcelona fans as a normal part of football, as he returned to haunt his former club in the UCL quarter-final.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.