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Daily Digest: Ousmane Dembele on target as Barcelona seal hard-fought win at Real Valladolid

We bring you a wrap of our top stories on Sunday

Sport360 staff 2018/08/26

Hello, it’s David Cooper here giving you a bitesize look at our top stories on Sunday.

TOP STORY

It wasn’t plain sailing for Barcelona.

Coach Ernesto Valverde has criticised the pitch at Real Valladolid after Barcelona scraped to a 1-0 victory on Sunday night.

The players were seen struggling as the newly laid turf began cutting up during the match at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla, with Valverde saying he had not seen anything like it “for a long time”.

Read more, here.

FOOTBALL

Three wins from three for Liverpool.

After Manchester City and Bournemouth were both held earlier on Saturday, Liverpool took their chance to take top spot on the Premier League table – at least until Watford, Spurs and Chelsea are in action later in the weekend – by defeating Brighton 1-0 at Anfield.

Here, Alex Broun rates Jurgen Klopp’s men.

CRICKET

Mayank Agarwal (l) and Fawad Alam.

Our cricket writer Ajit Vijaykumar ponders the curious case of selection and why some players miss the boat. Read more, here.

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WHAT’S ON

Live football

Premier League: Watford v Crystal Palace (4.30pm); Fulham v Burnley (7pm); Newcastle v Chelsea (7pm)

La Liga: Girona v Real Madrid (12.15am); Sevilla v Villarreal (12.15am)

Formula One: Belgian Grand Prix (17.10pm)

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