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Barcelona vs Leganés live blog, full-time: Lionel Messi bags a brace

Join us for a Barcelona Spanish Cup adventure!

FC Barcelona v Leganes - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images

FULL-TIME! Barcelona 5-0 Leganes: All over at the Camp Nou and a big win for Barca sends them through to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.

GOAL! Barcelona 5-0 Leganes: Messi gets his second of the night after being sent through on goal by Ivan Rakitic.

GOAL! Barcelona 4-0 Leganes: Arthur’s only been on the pitch for a few minutes, but he’s added the fourth goal of the night.

GOAL! Barcelona 3-0 Leganes: Messi makes it three for Barca!

SECOND HALF! Barcelona 2-0 Leganes: Here we go again. More of the same please boys!

HALF-TIME! Barcelona 2-0 Leganes: So far so good for Barcelona. They’ve been the better team and have been able to convert their chances tonight.

GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Leganes: Clement Lenglet heads Barcelona’s second of the night from a corner!

GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Leganes: Antoine Griezmann gives Barca the perfect start with an early goal after good work from Nelson Semedo!

KICK-OFF! Barcelona 0-0 Leganes: And we are underway at the Camp Nou. Come on boys!



Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet; Ansu Fati, De Jong, Busquets, Vidal, Alba; Messi, Griezmann (3-5-2)

Bench: Iñaki Peña (GK), Umtiti, Firpo, Roberto, Rakitic, Arthur, Collado


Starting XI: Cuéllar; Tarín, Siovas, Awaziem; Rosales, Roque Mesa, Pérez, Silva; Ruibal, Braithwaite, Óscar (3-4-3)

Bench: Lombo (GK), Navarro, Bustinza, Omeruo, Eraso, Rodrigues, Plomer

WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey Round of 16 match against Leganés, and after a painful defeat at the weekend Barça need this win to book a place in the quarterfinals and get some much needed confidence going into a decisive month of February. This should be a fun game, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


Competition/Round: 2019-20 Copa del Rey, Round of 16

Date/Time: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 6pm GMT (UK), 1pm ET, 10am PT (USA), 11.30pm IST (India)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández


How to watch on TV: StarTimes World Football (Nigeria), Not Available (USA, UK, India), others

How to stream: ESPN+ (USA), DAZN (Spain), others

Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, be careful with the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!

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