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Ousmane Dembele showed off his dribbling skills during Barcelona's win at PSV

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Ousmane Dembele can't escape the headlines in Spain right now.

Despite accumulating criticism on an almost weakly basis, the highly-rated Frenchman is never too many games away from scoring a vital goal for Barcelona.

That was never more the case than last weekend when Dembele - fresh from doubts about his attitude and form - delivered a last minute equaliser against Atletico Madrid.

And say what you like about Dembele's performances this season but his influence has been unquestionable with seven strikes to his name already.

What's more, Dembele has reserved his goals for important moments and Barcelona would actually find themselves in the mid-table of La Liga if his strikes were discounted.

Dembele's performance vs PSV

In the most recent clash with PSV Eindhoven, though, the 21-year-old played a very different role with the goal-scoring left to Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique on this occasion.

Instead, Dembele featured as a more creative influence from deep and bagged himself an assist, although Messi did most of the work himself.

Marca's player rating tool even showed that Barcelona fans considered Dembele their second best performer on the night, behind you-know-who.

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Dembele's brilliant piece of skill

And the Barcelona man even attracted praise from a wider audience on Twitter after producing a rather impressive moment of skill during the first-half.

Receiving the ball on the right flank, Dembele proceeded to dribble for no less than 11 seconds and Gaston Peseiro failed on four occasions to tackle him.

Fans would easily be mistaken for thinking Dembele was winding him up and in the end, he swanned past Peseiro and left him contemplating life.

It was a brilliant display of skill from Dembele - and the clip can be seen down below:

You've got to feel sorry for Peseiro, Dembele was running circles around him.

It also goes to show the sheer talent that Dembele has at his disposal and that's exactly why Barcelona fans can become so frustrated when he doesn't perform.

After nearly 15 months in the Barcelona jersey, supporters want to see him showing his worth and proving himself as a long-term replacement for Neymar.

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A number of crucial goals this season have certainly started to shift opinion, but there's a long way to go for Dembele to win over everybody at the Nou Camp.

If questions about his focus are corroborated, then there's an obvious area for him to improve upon and develop an elite mentality that will see him progress.

The early signs are good, though, and Barcelona fans will have their fingers crossed that Peseiro won't be the last person to witness Dembele's pure talent firsthand.

Do you think Dembele will make the breakthrough at Barcelona? Have your say in the comments section below.

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Ousmane Dembele
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