Dembele’s goal leads Barcelona to the King’s Cup semi-finals

Goals: Barcelona – Real Sociedad – Played on 01/25/ 2023

Barcelona achieved a victory (1-0) during its confrontation with Real Sociedad, this evening, Wednesday, in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup, at the “Spotify Camp Nou” stadium.

The only goal of the match was scored by Frenchman Ousmane Dembele, a Barcelona player, in the 52nd minute.

With this victory, Barcelona crosses the semi-finals of the tournament and is waiting for the draw to know its opponent in the next round.

landlord pressure

The match started with pressure from Barcelona, and Robert Lewandowski actually succeeded in scoring the lead goal in the 11th minute, but the match referee canceled it for offside, as the ball touched Frenkie de Jong, who was offside before the ball hit the net.

Frenkie de Jong, a Barcelona midfielder, almost snatched the lead in the 14th minute, with a surprise kick with the heel inside the penalty area, but goalkeeper Remiro brilliantly blocked it.

Osman Dembele made a distinguished individual effort and hit a powerful ball, which passed by the right post of Real Sociedad goalkeeper Remiro in the 17th minute.

Osman Dembele passed a ball into the penalty area, towards Frenkie de Jong, coming from behind, and hit a ball that passed by the left post in the 20th minute.

The most dangerous opportunity for Real Sociedad came in the 30th minute, with a missile shot from the Japanese Takefusa Kubo inside the penalty area, hitting the horizontal bar of Ter Stegen’s goal.

Barcelona player Pedri aimed a ball on the edge of the penalty area, which was easily caught by Real Sociedad goalkeeper Remiro in the 32nd minute.

An expulsion and an orphan goal

Bryce Mendez, a Real Sociedad player, intervened violently on the foot of Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets, and the match referee showed Manzano the yellow card in his face, before he returned to video technology, canceled his decision, and brandished the direct red card in the face of the Real Sociedad player, in the 41st minute.

The first half ended in a goalless draw.

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At the start of the second half, Osman Dembele succeeded in scoring Barcelona’s lead in the 52nd minute, as he launched on the right side inside the penalty area and shot into the narrow corner below the left of goalkeeper Remiro.

Surloth, Real Sociedad’s player, missed the opportunity to score the equalizer for his team in the 59th minute, very strangely, as he received a cross from the left side of his colleague Takefusa Kubo and hit the top of the goal.

Barcelona player Javi hit a powerful ball that hit the horizontal bar in the 68th minute, wasting the opportunity to add the second goal.

Barcelona players demanded a penalty kick because there was a touch of a hand on one of Real Sociedad’s defenders inside the area, but the referee, Khel Manzano, refused and indicated to continue playing in the 75th minute.

Barcelona’s Rafinha hit the bird, but it passed over Real Sociedad’s goal in the 82nd minute.

Real Sociedad goalkeeper Remiro shone in blocking a shot from Barcelona striker Lewandowski in the 85th minute.

Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen almost implicated his team with a wrong pass that reached Sociedad players, and Robert Navarro hit a powerful ball that was saved by the German goalkeeper in the 88th minute.

The match ended with Barcelona qualifying for the semi-finals after crossing the trap of Real Sociedad.

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