Barcelona picks up three vital points to boost their La Liga title challenge, thanks to Ousmane Dembele’s dramatic late winner over Real Valladolid on Monday.
Koeman’s men looked like they were going to be forced to settle for a frustrating goalless draw as both sides had failed to find the back of the net on various occasions until Oscar Plano got shown a straight red card for a dangerous foul on Dembele, reducing the visitors to 10-men.
Even with a man down, the hosts had to wait till the 90tj when Dembele volleyed home from Ronald Araujo’s flick-on to break the deadlock.
Barcelona, who ha e now won 6 La Liga games in a row with an 18 games unbeaten run in all competition, move up to second, one point behind leaders Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona’s will have to maintain the momentum if they wish to clinch the title after Atletico lost to Sevilla.
Barca visits Real Madrid in El Clasico this Saturday and hosts Atletico next month.