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Adama Traore helps bail out Barcelona with injury-time assist

Adama Traore has again made an important contribution for Barcelona, assisting deep into injury-time in yesterday’s game with Espanyol.

The Spain international made his debut for the Catalan giants last weekend, after re-joining the club on loan from Wolves.

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Traore enjoyed a really good debut against Atletico Madrid, and was unplayable at times in the first-half against Diego Simeone’s men.

That performance was good enough in Xavi’s eyes to earn him another start yesterday against Espanyol.

Barca actually took the lead very early in the game through Pedri.

But Espanyol went 2-1 up after goals from Sergi Darder and Raul De Tomas. Then, Gerard Pique and Nicolas Melamed were both sent off.

With Barca desperate to get back on level terms, it was Luuk de Jong who eventually came in clutch in the 96th minute.

And it was Traore who set the Netherlands international up with a fantastic cross from a deep position.

Much has been made of the 26-year-old’s end product down the years.

He has undoubtedly frustrated with the way he is able to get into dangerous positions and then make the wrong decision.

But it’s now two assists in his first two games for Barcelona.

He’s played a big part in the club picking up four points in the last two matches. And the early signs are good for Wolves, who are hoping to make that £29 million sale on the player this summer.

Adama Traore off the a fantastic start with Barcelona

It is nice to see Traore following up his great showing against Atleti with a decisive contribution against Espanyol.

The star has hit the ground running quickly, which is good news for Wolves.

Ultimately, he needs to play well enough for Barca to trigger that option to buy.

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He isn’t signing an extension at Molineux. And Wolves need to ensure he is sold this summer, for the price negotiated.

If he is able to sustain this kind of form, there will hopefully be every chance of that.