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‘Best in the world’ – Barcelona fans single one player out for special praise after Atletico win

Supporters of Spanish giants Barcelona have flooded to social media on Sunday night, to single one member of the club’s first-team squad out for widespread praise.

Xavi Hernandez’s troops marked their return to action a short time ago.

After title rivals and reigning champions Real Madrid slipped to a surprise defeat at the hands of Villarreal on Saturday, Barca made the daunting trip to the Wanda Metropolitano, in the knowledge that a victory of their own would guide them three points clear at the La Liga summit.

And, when all was said and done in a hard-fought affair in Spain’s capital, the Blaugrana, indeed, did enough to emerge triumphant.

This came owing to a 22nd minute strike from wide-man Ousmane Dembele:

On the back of the action coming to a close at the Metropolitano on Sunday, though, it is not the name of match-winner Dembele which has taken its place front and centre in the headlines.

This comes after the Uruguayan enjoyed another stellar outing, including a result-saving goal-line clearance deep into injury time.

The Barcelona faithful, in turn, have flooded to social media, to make the collective claim that Araujo stands alone as the ‘best defender in the world’:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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