The Barcelona winger was in England on Wednesday to take in the game at the Stadium of Light
Ousmane Dembélé's presence at a Sunderland match was a surprise on Wednesday. The Barcelona footballer went to England to watch the match between the Championship side and Sheffield United in the English second tier.
Well, the reason behind the trip is that Dembélé is a close friend of Sunderland's majority owner, Kyril Louis-Dreyfus. Their friendship is such that on several occasions the French international has already been seen sharing photos on Instagram about the team's results.
This season, Sunderland find themselves in no-man's land in the Championship, but there is still time for them to sneak into the playoffs and achieve their goal.
However, the Black Cats were unable to take all three points on Wednesday as they lost 2-1 to second-placed Sheffield United, leaving them eight points adrift of promotion contention.
Barcelona winger Dembele, now in the final stages of his recovery, is still out injured and will not be able to help his side in this weekend's Clasico against Real Madrid.