FC Barcelona traveled to face newly promoted Deportivo Leganes side and unlike last weekend league game, Luis Enrique started with full strength side and Lionel Messi was at the heart of action scoring one and creating one inside first half hour while Neymar scored just before the break to make it 3-0 and pretty much settle the tie.
Deportivo Leganes 1-5 FC Barcelona Highlights
[ Spanish Primera Liga Match 2016-17 Season ]
15′ 0 – 1 Lionel Messi scores in 15th minute to put Barcelona on their way to comfortable outing against Leganes.
31′ 0 – 2 Luis Suarez taps home after Lionel Messi’s incredible run and a squared ball allowed Suarez to tap home in empty net.
44′ 0 – 3 Neymar made it 3-0 just before the break to pretty much end the contest.
55′ 0 – 4 Lionel Messi
64′ 0 – 5 Rafinha
80′ 1 – 5 Gabriel
CD Leganes vs Barcelona Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2016/17 ]
Date: Saturday, 17 September 2016
Kick-Off: 13:00 local / 12:00 pm UK time
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque, Leganes.
Currently only Real Madrid has the perfect record in the Spanish La Liga having won all three of their La Liga games this season and they are top of the table with 9 points while Barcelona has 6 points out of their first three games. They can not afford to drop points against Leganes this weekend and any other result than a win will put Barcelona under massive pressure already this season.
Leganes who were promoted into La Liga after staller 2015-16 season in spanish division two has made a decent start winning 1, losing 1 and drawing 1 in the opening three games and although not much is expected of them against Barcelona they might get inspiration from another promoted side Alaves who got all three points at Camp Nou.
Team News & Lineups: A comfortable 7-0 win against Celtic at Camp Nou, restored some of the confidence after last week’s La Liga defeat and Enrique will have his trio of Messi, Neymar and Suarez while Iniesta and Rakitic are expected to start in midfield alongside Busquets. This is how i expect Barcelona to lineup for this crucial La Liga game.
These two have never meet earlier and although Barcelona lost against Alaves, they will be going as favourite to get all three points this Saturday. The game will be an early kickoff and you might miss the live action. In that case we got you covered as we will be placing live links and full match highlights after the game is over.