Messi nets 3, Dembele debuts as Barca routs Espanyol 5-0

Messi nets 3, Dembele debuts as Barca routs Espanyol 5-0”

Barcelona have indeed enjoyed a winning start in La Liga and despite all the drama on the administration level they are determined on getting that 3/3 win against Espanyol.

Zidane faces further fall-out from the draw at home to Levante, with Karim Benzema set to be sidelined for around a month with a thigh muscle injury.

Atletico who have also been able to earn 4 points out of 6 will also have to double their effort in order to keep the chase on Real Madrid and Barcelona for the La Liga trophy. Espanyol only had the 11th best home form in the league last season, but just five teams collected more away points than the Catalan club during the 2016-17 campaign. Kike Sanchez Flores is building his game from the defense, as the Catalans did not celebrate their performance last season. Having returned from an worldwide break, the players will be keen to continue their winning start and assert their dominance on this La Liga campaign.

If Barcelona win the title this season, it'll be mostly because of Messi, who is probably just a bit past his peak, but is also probably still the best footballer in the world, and completely capable of carrying this less heralded Barcelona team to a title that for the first time in ages would be considered a surprise.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde had restisted the temptation to throw Dembele straight into the thick of the action following the 20-year-old's big-money high-profile switch from Borussia Dortmund, but the loudest cheer of the night from the Nou Camp faithful greeted his inytoduycing on 68 minutes, when the result was already secure. New signing Geoferry Kongdobia seems to have settled quickly and so well after he helped his side managed Real Madrid in their week two fixture.

Espanyol will cause plenty of teams problems this season, but it is very hard to predict the visitors taking something from Camp Nou this weekend.

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