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Barcelona coach Valverde delighted with Dembele for Levante win

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was pleased with Ousmane Dembele's performance for the 3-0 win over Levante.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Paulinho scored Barca's goals as Dembele was given a start - his first since a September hamstring injury.

"We are happy with him," said Valverde. "He played in a position that we knew he would perform. He has to help us.

"He has touch, speed, he goes well ... We feel good to have one more player."

On the comfortable win, Valverde added: "We measured ourselves against an organized team, difficult to beat. They tried to close off the game, but the early goal helped. We could score in the first half and have even scored some more goals later."

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