Barcelona persevered their surprising begin to the brand new La Liga season by means of overcoming a one objective deficit to overcome Getafe 2-1 the day past afternoon.
However, whilst the heroic efficiency of summer time signing Paulinho stuck the attention, it was once a day no longer with out its issues for Ernesto Valverde’s aspect.
Dembele, who arrived because the membership’s marquee signing in a £96million deal from Borussia Dortmund final month, hobbled off with a suspect hamstring injury.
Deulofeu got here on in his position however Spanish outlet Don Balon claims membership talisman Lionel Messi is unconvinced by means of the Spain global.
Instead, with Dembele sidelined, the Argentina global desires Denis Suarez to exchange him within the staff.
Many have been shocked when Barcelona opted to re-sign Deulofeu from Everton, in particular after his Premier League journey had grew to become bitter.
And Messi, Don Balon say, has an identical doubts about his suitability to Valverde’s aspect.
Suarez got here on at half-time and, not like his name-sake Luis, was once in a position to show the sport on its head.
The 23-year-old scored the equaliser towards Getafe within the 62nd minute, restoring parity after Gaku Shibasaki’s stunner had put the hosts in entrance.
His blockbuster show has Messi pondering he merits an opportunity to end up himself.
Valverde, in the meantime, showed extra assessments can be executed on Dembele to resolve the level of his injury.
“It’s a muscle problem,” the Barca boss stated.
“We assume it is a tear, however we will be able to do extra assessments the following day.
“It’s a disgrace as a result of he was once simply getting as much as scratch with the staff’s dynamic.
“We hope he may not be out for a very long time.”