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Barcelona vs Leganés live blog, full-time: Ansu Fati, Messi brilliance win it for Barça

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FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-0 Leganés: The visitors looked a little dangerous at the end but nothing major. Boring game, poor performance but three points for Barça.


GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-0 Leganés (Messi 69’): The captain buries the spot kick! It’s two!


PENALTY TO BARÇA!!! Lionel Messi runs past half the Leganés team and is brought down inside the box!


GOAL DISALLOWED! Antoine Griezmann thought he’d scored Barça’s second, but Nélson Semedo was offside in the buildup and the goal is called off by VAR.


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-0 Leganés: And we’re underway again! Come on, boys! Let’s play better and finish the job!


HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-0 Leganés: A boring first half, and then a beautiful goal by Ansu Fati. Gotta play better to clinch the win.


GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Leganés (Fati 42’): BARÇA FINALLY TAKE THE LEAD!!! Nice run by Messi, assist by Junior Firpo and a beautiful strike by Ansu Fati!!!


30min: A little better from Barça but no real chances except from a header from Griezmann that went over the bar.


15min: Bad start by Barça, and Leganés have had two very dangerous chances.


KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Leganés: And we’re underway! Come on, boys! Let’s do this!


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Firpo; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Griezmann, Fati (4-3-3)

Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Umtiti, Araujo, Semedo, De Jong, Vidal, Riqui Puig, Collado, Monchu, Suárez, Braithwaite

LEGANÉS

Starting XI: Cuéllar; Bustinza, Tarín, Awaziem, Silva; Mesa, Recio; Ruibal, Pérez, Eraso; Guerrero (4-2-3-1)

Bench: Soriano (GK), Lombo (GK), Navarro, Omeruo, Rosales, Guido, Assalé, Amadou, Rodrigues, Bryan Gil, Avilés, Amores


WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is open for business for the first time in three months as Barcelona return home for an important La Liga match against Leganés, and while Barça’s home won’t have any fans it is still an amazing ground and the Blaugrana will look to continue their strong home record facing a relegation candidate. This should be a fun game, and you’re 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)


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 29

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 10pm CET (Barcelona), 9pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Wednesday)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), LaLigaTV (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (India), others

How to stream: fuboTV (USA), beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Premier Player (UK), Facebook Live (India), Movistar+ (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, no 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!