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Late Dembele goal secure Barca 1-1 draw in Atletico clash

Late Dembele goal secure Barca 1-1 draw in

Ousmane Dembele scored a last minute goal to give FC Barcelona a vital point on their visit to Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday night.

Atletico had looked to be on the way to a scarcely deserved win as they failed to create anything from open play after Diego Costa headed them ahead following a 77th minute corner taken by Antoine Griezmann.

Until that moment, Diego Simeone's side had been happy to surrender the ball to Barca, who were unable to create anything against a packed midfield and defense in what in fairness was a dull game until Costa's goal.

Dembele came on as a late substitute for Barca and finally found space to take a pass from Leo Messi before beating Jan Oblak with a low shot.

The first 45 minutes failed to produce a single shot on target, with Atletico not even shooting at the goal defended by Ter Stegen, but they were moments away from a win which would have taken them to the top of the table.

As things stand, Barca sleep as leaders, and Sevilla could go top on Sunday if they can beat Valladolid.

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