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Martin Braithwaite ‘happy’ to let Ousmane Dembele take Barcelona penalty

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The striker had no problem handing over the ball

FBL-EUR-C1-FERENCVAROS-BARCELONA Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images

Martin Braithwaite said he was happy to let Ousmane Dembele take Barcelona’s penalty in their 3-0 Champions League win over Ferencvaros.

The Denmark international won the kick after being felled by Abraham Frimpong in the penalty but had no problem handing the ball over to his team-mate.

Dembele duly despatched the kick to make it 3-0 to Barcelona with less than half an hour played, and Braithwaite spoke about the gane after the match.

“Sometimes the goals flow and sometimes they don’t want to go in. I’ve played in the last four games and that’s so vital to me. So when Dembélé told me he was very keen to take the penalty I was happy to let him.”

Source | UEFA

It was a really unselfish move by Braithwaite who had earlier scored Barcelona’s second of the night to continue his fine form. The Denmark international struggled for minutes at the start of the campaign but now has four goals and an assist in his last three games for Barca.