FULL-TIME, Leganés 2-1 Barcelona: Well, there’s not a lot to say. This is embarrassing, and the entire team should be criticized, not just the coach. This was a horrible night for everyone.
GOAL, Leganés 2-1 Barcelona (Óscar 53’): And right after they equalize, Leganés take the lead. Another ball over the top, and this time Gerard Piqué makes an incredible mistake and gifts Óscar Rodríguez a tap-in inside the box. We all saw that coming, right?
GOAL, Leganés 1-1 Barcelona (El Zhar 52’): The home team equalizes. A great ball over the top finds Silva, who plays a perfect cross into the head of El Zhar. And it’s 1-1. And Barça have been punished for not finishing their chances early on.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Leganés 0-1 Barcelona: Let’s score some more goals ASAP and end this game, boys!
HALF-TIME, Leganés 0-1 Barcelona: After Coutinho’s opener it seemed like Barça were going to blow this thing wide open and score loads of goals. They haven’t, mostly because Munir El-Haddadi has been really poor and ruined multiple good attacking moves. But Barça haven’t really suffered defensively, so their lead is narrow yet comfortable at the half.
GOLAZOOOOO!!!! Leganés 0-1 Barcelona (Coutinho 12’): WHAT A WAY TO OPEN THE SCORING!!! Lionel Messi makes a beauitful run through the defense in midfield and passes the ball to Coutinho, who can’t quite control it at first but then fires a sensational rocket on the volley into the bottom corner. It’s an amazing opener, and Barça deserve it.
KICKOFF! Leganés 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Don’t give me a heart attack.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Vermaelen; Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho; Munir, Messi, Dembélé (4-3-3)
Bench: Cillessen, Semedo, Alba, Vidal, Arthur, Malcom, Suárez
Starting XI: Cuéllar; Juanfran, Tarín, Bustinza, García, Silva; El Zhar, Vesga, Pérez, Rodríguez; En-Nesyri (5-4-1)
Bench: Serantes, Rolán, Gumbau, Carrillo, Nyom, Merino, Santos
It’s the first midweek of La Liga action this season! Leaders Barcelona travel to Madrid to face bottom of the table Leganés, looking to return to winning ways after the shocking draw against Girona on Sunday. Lionel Messi and Co. are hungry to win this one, so let’s all follow the game together and have fun with a LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 6
Date/Time: September 26, 2018, 8pm CET (Barcelona), 7pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2pm ET, 11am PT (USA), 11.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadio Municipal Butarque, Leganés, Spain
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
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