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Barcelona vs Leganés Live Score and Commentary

Barcelona
FT
2 - 1
Leganés
L. Messi 4'
L. Messi (P) 90'
71' Unai López
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Get out of jail, free.

That was basically the summary of the game, as Leo Messi's late penalty of a dubious foul on Neymar earned Barcelona a barely deserved victory over Leganes. Messi's early goal was cancelled out by Unai Lopez in the second half, before Barcelona were spared the blushes right at the end. It's three points for Luis Enrique that lifts his side back to second, but the criticism will not stop for a Barcelona side that looked awful for most of the night against the Liga minnows.

That's it from me, Sunaadh Sagar, tonight. Thanks for joining us, and do get in touch if you have any feedback - I'm @sunaadh on Twitter.

Ciao!
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FT: Barcelona 2-1 Leganes
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90+5' Alberto Martin goes into the book for a tug on Neymar, but the Brazilian reacts badly.
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90+5' Barcelona are in control of the ball as they run the clock down.
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Barcelona have now scored 35 penalties in LaLiga since 2012/13; more than any other side in the division.
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90+3' ALMOST! El Zhar controls the corner on the edge of the box, and hammers a shot inches wide of the post, with Ter Stegen well beaten.
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90+2' Leganes have all of the ball now, as Barcelona recede back into their half. El Zhar earns a corner of Denis who heads his cross clear.
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90' 5 minutes of injury time.
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90' Messi hammers it to Herrerin's right, with the keeper guessing the right way, but the Argentine's effort is too powerful. Barcelona are spared the blushes, but Leganes are heart-broken. Barcelona 2-1 Leganes

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90' GOAL LEO MESSI!
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89' Neymar runs past Tito on the left wing, with Mantovani stretching out a leg only for Neymar to dive over it. Messi to take...
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89' PENALTY TO BARCELONA!
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86' Leganes indulge in the dark arts as Siovas goes down with an injury. The crowd jeers as he takes his time to come off, leaving the Nou Camp furious. The referee gives him a yellow, as Pablo Insua comes on to replace him.
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84' WHAT A SAVE HERRERIN! Neymar nearly finds a way through on the left side of the box, with his high foot stopped by the Leganes keeper, who decides to stay down with an injury.
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82' NEARLY! Unai hammers a shot towards goal, with Ter Stegen nearly spilling the ball to Guerrero charging into the box.
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82' Jordi Alba comes on to replace Lucas Digne.
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This is Andres Iniesta's 400th appearance in La Liga for Barcelona. Can he rescue it?
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81' Denis Suarez comes on to be replaced by Rafinha
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80' Andre Gomes comes off to jeers and whistles as he is replaced by Andres Iniesta
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79' Mantovani trips Messi on the counter, with the referee blowing for a foul, but not opting to hand him a second yellow. Neymar has an off the ball altercation, but tempers calm down.
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77' Not his night! Messi floats his free-kick well over the  top of the bar.
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76' Siovas gives away a free kick on the edge of the box. This is Messi's range. Can he save Barca again?
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75' Half the stadium seems to be attempting to support their team, while the other whistles their displeasure. Civil war amongst the Barca fans at the moment.
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74' Rakitic chips a cross to the far post, but the Croatian's right-wing delivery goes out of play to more groans of frustration from the home crowd.
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72' The whistles ring out at the Nou Camp as Barcelona fail to keep the ball and Leganes control possession.
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71' Sergi Roberto is robbed off the ball by Guerrero on the right wing and falls to Machis. The substitute has the time to pick out Unai Lopez on the edge of the box, who responds with a low effort straight at Ter Stegen, but the German keeper makes a mess of it to allow it into the net. Barcelona 1-1 Leganes.
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71' GOAL UNAI LOPEZ!
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69' SUPERB STUFF! Rafinha bursts down the left wing with a very Brazilian shimmy of both his feet. The midfielder shoots from a narrow angle, with his shot cleared off the line, only for Herrerin to pluck the ball back into this hands.
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68' WAS THAT A RED CARD? Guerrero is put through by a long ball from Tito. The Leganes striker is through on goal, but looks to have been shoved by Mathieu. The referee waves play on.
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66' ALMOST! Luis Suarez nearly pulls off his dummy and turn on the edge of the box, but Herrerin is alert to claim the ball. Suarez had slipped on the Nou Camp turf as he ran though...
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65' Erik Moran comes off to be replaced for Unai Lopez for Leganes. Odd substitution that - Moran had been marshalling Messi almost as well as Rabiot did for PSG.
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63' Neymar is fouled on the left edge of the box. Barcelona take it quickly, with Neymar chipping a cross to the far post, but Leganes hold out.
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61' Barcelona work the ball into a good position but Rakitic passes straight into Herrerin's arms. Awful.

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60' CHANCE! El Zhar chips a ball over the top for Szymanowski, but the Leganes winger watches his shot go a bit wide of the near post. Ter Stegen looked to have it covered, though.
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59' SHOT! Messi passes to Neymar in space on the left side of the box. The Brazilian takes an early strike at goal, but Herrerin saves with his feet.
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58' Ivan Rakitic turns on the edge of the box and looks set to let fly, but the Croatian slips on the slick Nou Camp turf and the chance goes to wast, with Rakitic ruefully shaking his head on the floor.
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55' Mantovani goes into the book for a poor foul on Luis Suarez.
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55' GREAT SAVE TER STEGEN! Guerrero shows great strength to run past Mathieu on the left side of the box, and tries to curl an effort to the opposite corner, with Ter Stegen sticking a hand out to deny him.
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51' Herrerin! Neymar slides a superb diagonal pass to Suarez making a run into the box, but the Leganes keeper is swiftly out to pounce on the ball ahead of the Barca striker.
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48' OOOH! The free kick is sent in, with a clearing header looping to Guerrero on the right side of the box. His shot at goal from a narrow angle is blocked out for a corner. Leganes are unable to fashion a clear cut chance from the subsequent set-piece.
L. Messi
assist: L. Suárez
4'
L. Suárez
46'
55'
M. Mantovani
65'
Unai López
Erik Morán
70'
D. Machís
A. Szymanowski
71'
Unai López
assist: D. Machís
Iniesta
André Gomes
80'
Denis Suárez
Rafinha
80'
Jordi Alba
L. Digne
81'
87'
D. Siovas
87'
Pablo Ínsua
D. Siovas
L. Messi, Penalty
90'
90'+5'
Alberto
Tournament La Liga 2016-17 - Week 23
Stadium Camp Nou
Match time Mon, 20 Feb, 01:15 AM
Leganés (4-5-1)
Asier Garitano Aguirrezábal (Manager)
1
M. ter Stegen
19
L. Digne
24
J. Mathieu
23
S. Umtiti
20
Sergi Roberto
12
Rafinha
21
André Gomes
4
I. Rakitić
11
Neymar
9
L. Suárez
10
L. Messi
13
Iago Herrerín
15
Diego Rico
22
D. Siovas
5
M. Mantovani
2
Tito
11
A. Szymanowski
8
Gabriel
12
Erik Morán
6
Alberto
25
N. El Zhar
9
Guerrero
Leganés (4-5-1)
Asier Garitano Aguirrezábal (Manager)
Barcelona Subs
3
Piqué
6
Denis Suárez
8
Iniesta
13
J. Cillessen
17
Paco Alcácer
18
Jordi Alba
28
Carles Aleñà
Leganés Subs
1
N. Champagne
7
D. Machís
10
Bueno
17
Víctor Díaz
18
Pablo Ínsua
19
Unai López
20
Luciano
72% POSSESSION 28%
13 SHOTS 11
6 SHOTS ON GOAL 6
8 FOULS 18
4 CORNERS 4
0 OFFSIDES 1
1 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
5 SAVES 3

Barcelona

Leganés

Overall Stats (Head To Head):
Barcelona Wins: 1
Draws: 0
Leganés Wins: 0
Last few meetings:
Points Table
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 27 20 5 2 43 65
2 Barcelona 28 19 6 3 56 63
3 Sevilla 28 17 6 5 18 57
4 Atlético Madrid 28 16 7 5 29 55
5 Villarreal 28 13 9 6 19 48
6 Real Sociedad 28 15 3 10 3 48
7 Athletic Club 28 13 5 10 3 44
8 Eibar 28 11 8 9 5 41
9 Espanyol 28 10 10 8 1 40
10 Deportivo Alavés 28 10 10 8 -4 40
11 Celta de Vigo 27 11 5 11 -5 38
12 Las Palmas 28 9 8 11 -1 35
13 Real Betis 28 8 7 13 -13 31
14 Valencia 28 8 6 14 -13 30
15 Málaga 28 6 9 13 -12 27
16 Deportivo La Coruña 28 6 9 13 -12 27
17 Leganés 28 6 8 14 -19 26
18 Sporting Gijón 28 5 6 17 -26 21
19 Granada 28 4 7 17 -33 19
20 Osasuna 28 1 8 19 -39 11
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Last updated: Feb 20, 2017 03:12