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Ousmane Dembele's late winner moves Barcelona to within touching distance of La Liga summit

April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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We could be set for one of the most thrilling La Liga finale's in history, after Ousmane Dembele's injury-time goal gave Barcelona a narrow 1-0 win over Valladolid on Monday and moved the Catalan club to within a point of league leader Atletico Madrid.

(CNN)We could be set for one of the most thrilling La Liga finale's in history, after Ousmane Dembele's injury-time goal gave Barcelona a narrow 1-0 win over Valladolid on Monday and moved the Catalan club to within a point of league leader Atletico Madrid.

Atletico had enjoyed a comfortable lead at La Liga's summit after a blistering start to the season, while both Barcelona and Real struggled to find form in the opening weeks.

Barcelona, conversely, is on a blistering run and hasn't tasted defeat domestically since the beginning of December, while Zinedine Zidane's Real has lost just once since the end of November.

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It was the perfect start to a potentially season-defining fortnight for Barcelona, with El Clasico coming up on Saturday and the 2021 Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao the following weekend.

READ: Athletic Bilbao loses first Copa del Rey final, but has second chance against Barca

After a rocky start to the season -- during which head coach Ronald Koeman was rumored to be at risk of losing his job after only a matter of weeks -- Barcelona now has its eyes firmly set of the domestic double.

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