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Barcelona 2-0 Leganés: Fati, Messi seal it with goals in either half

Barcelona 2-0 Leganés: Fati, Messi seal it with goals in either half

Barcelona 2-0 Leganés: as it happened

Ansu Fati broke the deadlock in the first half despite Leganes starting really brightly. Barcelona took that 1-0 lead into the second half and doubled it with a penalty from Messi. That's six out of a possible six for them so far and Leganes have lost their two games since the return of LaLiga. Barcelona lead the league now by five and Leganes remain rooted to the bottom of the table.




Looks like Aguirre just got sent off? The ref sent him off for something he said. 


Javier Aguirre said his side would keep fighting for the rest of the league regardless of circumstances. And they absolutely fought until the end here too.


Six minutes to be added on at the end of this one.


Corner for Barcelona. Rodrigues curls one in and Ter Stegen clears it around the post with a strong palm.


Junior goes in the book now for Barcelona. Three defenders booked in the last couple of minutes.


Puig with an effort from the corner now too but that's saved too. 


That really would have killed the game. Messi to Vidal and he found Puig but his effort is blocked for a corner.


Barcelona just trying to take the sting out of this one now as Leganes looked to mount a comeback.


Bryan Gil comes on for Recio.


And not Lenglet gets himself booked for an arm into the face of Guido Carrillo.


Umtiti arrives late on Assale. He gets himself a booking for the tackle too.


So close. Carrillo drives one just wide of Ter Stegen's post. 


Leganes really trying to get back into this one but nothing doing for them. Barcelona stand firm again and counter. Awaziem puts a hand across Riqui Puig's face and he is bundled over.

A water break now after 75 minutes. 


Puig off for Arthur Melo. and Pique gets taken off for Umtiti.


Messi sent Cuellar the wrong way.


Messi buries it. 2-0 to Barcelona. 


Messi races through and gets hauled down by Johnathan Silva. PENALTY Barcelona.

Griezmann goal ruled out for offside on Semedo.




Messi plays forward to Ansu Fati in tight space. It somehow makes its way back to Messi and out for a corner for Barcelona. 


Bustinza gets himself a booking for a rugby tackle on Messi. Literally, he grabbed. him around the waist and pulled him down. First man in the book.


Ball in behind for Ansu Fati and Awaziem sees it out for a goal kick.


We are back underway. Barcelona getting more and more frustrated and it's back to as things were before the break for them under Setien. You'd thing changes are coming at the break.



Lovely delivery from Rakitic into the head of Griezmann and he heads just over the bar.


Relying more and more on Messi to create something and he almost does outside the box. Sends it to Ansu Fati and he squares but it's blocked and cleared Barcelona continue to pile it on but nothing happening so far. They doo look like they're getting closer though.

Pique gets booked for a little clip on Guerrero's heel as he got the ball. Leganes haven't had an attack in quite a while after a bright start.


More stale possession from Barcelona. They've struggled to break down Leganes so far. No really chances to test Cuellar as we approach half an hour played.


Messi gets fouled about 35 yards out. He stands over it and curls it into Pique. Offside anyway as he reaches but can't get there.


Rakitic seeks out Griezmann in behind the defense but it's a little too heavy and Cuellar nabs it before Griezmann can get to it.


Another chance. Guerrero again! Ball sent in by Recio and it's headed on to the back post. Guerrero drives it wide of the post. Two really excellent chances.


How did they miss? Leganes through on goal. Firstly, it was Eraso who got the ball on the left and tried to cut inside. Lenglet's foot sent it flying into the air. Guerrero hit it and Pique stopped it on the line and Ter Stegen saved. Barcelona split wide open.


Ansu clattered into by Awaziem out on the left. A clumsy hand across his body and he sends the youngster flying. Free for Barcelona way out on the wing.


Nice move from Leganes to break through on the right. Ball is pulled back to nobody though. Bustinza the crossed after racing forward from the right-back position.


Ansu races through and looks for Griezmann. They were on different pages though and it rolls out for a goalkick.


Lovely one-two between Sergi Roberto and Lionel Messi. The Argentine races forward but Ruben Perez fouled it looks like. 


Another dangerous run down the left. It's Fati now with the nutmeg on Awaziem to Junior. Crossed and cleared again.


Junior with a nice cross into the box. It's low and hard and it's met by Awaziem.


Barcelona with all of the ball to start. Leganés think they have it back but the referee got in the way of it and he blows the whistle. Barcelona Back on the attack.


We are underway for the first half at the Camp Nou after 101 days! Barça vs Leganés is live.

Leganés will play in their blue shirts tonight while Barcelona wear the Blaugrana. Braithwaite with hugs for all of his teammates as he emerges from the tunnel too. Has to sting to see him in the Barcelona squad while they continue to battle against relegation. The Dane might have been the difference between first and second division football for them next year.

Players on the field and the subs are making their way up into the stands to socially distance until they are called upon.

We are back in business! 

Messi arrives in mask and with gloves. But underneath all that protective equipment is LaLiga's top scorer. 20 goals so far and he also has 14 assists. He leads both categories by a wide margin.

From earlier as Leganés arrived at the Camp Nou.


Here's a look at the LaLiga table. Leganés looking in bad shape but they're not entirely cut off. Their next three games after tonight are Mallorca, Granada and Osasuna. They need to start collecting points if they want to give themselves a fighting chance.


Messi more than just goals but he also has a lot of goals

Quique Setien says Lionel Messi is much more than just goals after a very good performance on Saturday night against Mallorca.

Quique Setien says Lionel Messi is much more than just goals after a very good performance on Saturday night against Mallorca.

Incredible statistic here and you worry where their goals, if they can get any, will come from.


Leganés XI:

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Júnior, Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur, Messi, Griezmann, Ansu Fati.

Barcelona back at the Camp Nou for the first time since they beat Real Sociedad 1-0 thanks to a Lionel Messi goal in the 81st minute. They play two days before Real Madrid and have a chance tonight to move five points ahead of their rivals with a win.

Braithwaite delighted to score first goal for Barcelona


Braithwaite delighted to score first goal for Barcelona

Quique Setién might have found his solution on the left-hand side of his attack in Martin Braithwaite. The Dane scored his first goal for the club and was generally very good on Saturday in Mallorca.


Lionel Messi set another LaLiga record on Saturday as Barcelona made a winning return in LaLiga with 20+ goals in 12 consecutive seasons.

Hello and welcome to our live online coverage of Barcelona vs Leganés at Camp Nou in LaLiga Santander

Barcelona beat Mallorca last Saturday and remain top of the league. Leganés are locked in a relegation battle and need points in every game. It doesn't get much harder than a trip to Camp Nou after losing to Valladolid at Butarque last Saturday. 


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