– Barcelona vs Eibar La Liga encounter ended in a 1-1 draw
– The Catalans finished the year sixth on the table with 25 points after 15 games
– Ousmane Dembele scored the only goal that helped them salvage a draw
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Barcelona came from a goal down to play a 1-1 draw with Eibar in their last game of the outgoing year.
Ousmane Dembele scored the equaliser from close range for the Catalans in the 57th minute of the encounter.
The Frenchman powered home a low shot into the left corner of the post after connecting with a pass from Junior Firpo from the same wing.
Ronald Koeman’s men strung some beautiful passes in the build-up towards the goal that ensured they avoided defeat at the Nou Camp.
Kike fired Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men ahead in the 57th minute after grabbing the ball from the hosts in the middle of the park and racing towards Marc-Andre ter Stegen and then put the ball beyond him.
It was another defensive blunder from the Blaugrana who managed to get back into the game a few minutes before the end of the meeting.
Barcelona got the game off to a bright start after they were awarded a penalty but Martin Braithwaite failed to convert the kick in the eighth minute.
The 29-year-old also got another chance five minutes before the half-hour mark but his efforts were ruled out for offside in the opening half.
Koeman’s men mounted so much pressure on their opponents towards the end of the game but the guests were decent enough not to concede a late goal.
In the end, it was a case of no victor, no vanquish as they both shared the spoils and the Catalans dropped to sixth on the table after the final game of the year.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona’s presidential candidate Joan Laporta has stated emphatically that Lionel Messi can still be convinced to continue his career at the Nou Camp from next summer.
Currently, Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona is not certain as the Argentine is playing the last year of his contract at the Spanish La Liga side.
Before the start of the ongoing League season in Spain, Lionel Messi wanted to leave Nou Camp with Manchester City said to be interested in signing him.
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