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Viewers convinced Sergino Dest has found his new position after Barcelona down Valencia

Viewers convinced Sergino Dest has found his new position after Barcelona down Valencia


Viewers of the clash between Barcelona and Valencia this evening have taken to social media in their droves, to respond to the display of Sergino Dest.

Depay amongst the goals

Ronald Koeman’s men made their post-international break return to action a short time ago.

On the back of a frankly abysmal opening to the campaign, the Blaugrana welcomed the aforementioned Valencia to the Camp Nou, eyeing a move away from the depths of mid-table in La Liga.

And, when all was said and done on Sunday, bag a much-needed 3-point haul is precisely what Barca managed.

Despite being far from their best once again, the quality of the likes of Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay ultimately proved enough to guide the Catalan heavyweights to the right side of a 3-1 scoreline.

The former was first on target, lashing home a stunning equaliser from the edge of the area inside fifteen minutes:

Next up was Depay, who turned the game on its head from the penalty spot shortly before the interval.

And there was even time for forgotten man Philippe Coutinho to get in on the action, emerging from the bench to slot home from close range late on, sealing all three points for Barcelona in the process:

Dest’s new role?

As outlined above, though, amid the post-match chatter on Sunday evening, it is not the goalscorers, but instead the name of another member of Ronald Koeman’s squad, which has since taken centre stage online.

The player in question? Sergino Dest.

United States international Dest, on the back of an altogether hit-and-miss start to the campaign on an individual level, was fielded in a new, more advanced role on the right flank versus Valencia.

And to say that he went on to take advantage of the opportunity would be something of an understatement.

The former Ajax man shone throughout the 90 minutes on Sunday, showcasing an impressive attacking arsenal, and even chipping in with an assist for Coutinho’s late 3rd.

In fact, so impressive was Dest at the Camp Nou, that viewers of the clash, both of a Barcelona persuasion and not, have since taken to social media in their numbers to suggest that the 20-year-old may have found his best position:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.