Ousmane Dembele suffers hamstring injury in first Barcelona league start

Ousmane Dembele suffers hamstring injury in first Barcelona league start

Ousmane Dembele suffers hamstring injury in first Barcelona league start

"So happy to have scored the victor", he said.

Both teams continued to press for a victor but it was the visitors who managed to strike the decisive blow when Paulinho, who was brought on in the second half in place of Ivan Rakitic, drove into the box before firing a lovely finish across the keeper.

OUSMANE DEMBELE'S stuttering start to his Barcelona career has taken a new blow after he was hit by a hamstring injury in the match against Getafe.

Getafe took the lead through Gaku Shibasaki, but an average Barca drew level thanks to Denis Suarez.

The result keeps Ernesto Valverde's side top of the table, having won all four of their games so far this season.

Barca were doubted by many after losing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain and suffering a heavy Supercopa de Espana defeat to rivals Real Madrid, but Suarez feels they were written off too soon, with a Champions League win over Juventus also on their 2017-18 resume.

The Frenchman had appeared as a substitute in the 5-0 thrashing of Espanyol in the last game and provided a late assist for Luis Suarez.

Ousmane Dembele was forced off the field with a suspected hamstring injury halfway through the first half and was replaced by Gerard Deulofeu.

He pulled up chasing a ball into the corner of the pitch and was unable to continue.

Paulinho's strike was a less than typical Barca goal, as he collected Lionel Messi's pass before driving into the area, showing strength to hold off Getafe defender Djene and striking a finish across Vicente Guaita into the net. He also brought a great save out of Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita with a wicked free-kick, and nearly scored after Paulinho, seeing a shot deflect wide.

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