La Liga 2016-17: Leganes 1-5 Barcelona - 5 Talking points
Barca overpowered their opponents with some fine attacking play
Barcelona thumped Leganes 5-1 in front of 11,000 reclaiming top spot in La Liga temporarily at least, with Real Madrid playing against Espanyol. Leo Messi scored twice with Neymar and Luis Suarez also getting on the scoresheet.
It wasn;t all smooth sailing and Leganes gave Barcelona a very competitive match. AT times, the Catalans looked shaky at the back and could have conceded more the one.The final scoreline definitely does not tell the full story.
Here are five talking points from the game:
1) MSN show why bench players are not good enough
It took Messi, Suarez and Neymar 45 minutes to get on the scoresheet against Leganes. The team that played last week at home against another promoted team struggled to score the solitary goal managed in 90 minutes.
Strength in depth was the issue Luis Enrique needed to fix over the summer and the club have certainly invested over the summer, but there seems to be no replacement for the front three of the club.
Paco Alcacer and Arda Turan are decent players but they just aren't on the same wavelength as the three kings. The MSN trio are now in their 3rd season together and their partnership has developed into something almost telepathic.
If Enrique is to play Alcacer or Turan he will have to choose from one of the two and ensure at least tow of his main attacking trio are on the pitch.