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Leganes 1-2 Barcelona: La Liga leaders secure important away win

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez scored his sixth goal of the season to rescue a point for Barcelona

Arturo Vidal scored a scruffy late winner as La Liga leaders Barcelona came from behind to beat bottom club Leganes.

Youssef En-Nesyri's stunning early strike put Leganes ahead while Barcelona toiled in response.

The champions improved after the break and Luis Suarez equalised with a clinical header.

Vidal's finish put the leaders three points clear of rivals Real Madrid, who play Real Sociedad (20:00 GMT).

The Chilean midfielder's goal was fortuitous, Ousmane Dembele's corner deflecting kindly off Ruben Perez and falling to Vidal, who could not miss from a yard out.

Barcelona have lost three times away from home this season and looked nervy in the first half, deservedly falling behind when En-Nesyri picked out the top corner with a rasping shot after 11 minutes.

Oscar Rodriguez should have doubled the home side's lead but found the side-netting as their visitors struggled to get going in the final third.

After half-time, Barca centre-back Gerard Pique hit the post but they will be relieved to have escaped from this fixture with all three points.

Line-ups

Leganés

  • 1Cuéllar
  • 16Rosales
  • 3Bustinza
  • 4OmeruoSubstituted forTarínat 83'minutes
  • 22Siovas
  • 5Silva
  • 27RodríguezSubstituted forErasoat 61'minutes
  • 6MesaBooked at 20minsSubstituted forCarrilloat 83'minutes
  • 21Pérez
  • 7Braithwaite
  • 26En-Nesyri

Substitutes

  • 10Arnáiz
  • 12Awaziem
  • 13Soriano
  • 15Tarín
  • 17Eraso
  • 18Carrillo
  • 19Ruibal

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 16Wague
  • 3Piqué
  • 23Umtiti
  • 24Firpo
  • 21de JongSubstituted forFatiat 70'minutes
  • 5BusquetsBooked at 32minsSubstituted forRakiticat 57'minutes
  • 11Dembélé
  • 10Messi
  • 17GriezmannSubstituted forVidalat 57'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Suárez

Substitutes

  • 4Rakitic
  • 13Murara Neto
  • 19Aleñá
  • 22Vidal
  • 31Fati
  • 33Araújo
  • 35Morer Cabrera
Referee:
Santiago Jaime Latre
Attendance:
9,465

Match Stats

Home TeamLeganésAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home23%
Away77%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Leganés 1, Barcelona 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leganés 1, Barcelona 2.

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Unai Bustinza (Leganés).

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Leganés).

Attempt saved. Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Booking

Arturo Vidal (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Barcelona).

Jonathan Silva (Leganés) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Guido Carrillo (Leganés).

Ansu Fati (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Leganés).

Foul by Luis Suárez (Barcelona).

Unai Bustinza (Leganés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leganés. Guido Carrillo replaces Roque Mesa.

Substitution

Substitution, Leganés. Rodrigo Tarín replaces Kenneth Omeruo.

Arturo Vidal (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Javier Eraso (Leganés).

Goal!

Goal! Leganés 1, Barcelona 2. Arturo Vidal (Barcelona) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Kenneth Omeruo.

Attempt saved. Rubén Pérez (Leganés) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Barcelona).

Roque Mesa (Leganés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Youssef En-Nesyri (Leganés).

Attempt blocked. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ansu Fati.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Ansu Fati replaces Frenkie de Jong.

Attempt missed. Javier Eraso (Leganés) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Silva with a cross.

Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Kenneth Omeruo.

Substitution

Substitution, Leganés. Javier Eraso replaces Óscar Rodríguez.

Dangerous play by Arturo Vidal (Barcelona).

Jonathan Silva (Leganés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Júnior Firpo (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Leganés).

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Arturo Vidal replaces Antoine Griezmann.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Ivan Rakitic replaces Sergio Busquets.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Frenkie de Jong.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona1391335161928
2Real Madrid1384128101828
3Atl Madrid14671169725
4Sevilla137331714324
5Real Sociedad147252217523
6Granada146352018221
7Ath Bilbao13553138520
8Getafe135531815320
9Levante146261817120
10Valencia145542020020
11Osasuna134721613319
12Villarreal135352619718
13Real Valladolid134541417-317
14Real Betis144461724-716
15Alavés134361418-415
16Eibar134361421-715
17Mallorca144281321-814
18Celta Vigo13238719-129
19Espanyol13229723-168
20Leganés141310824-166
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