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Leganes vs Barcelona Live Score and Commentary, La Liga 2017-18 LEG vs BAR

Full time: Leganes 0-3 Barcelona (Suarez 27' 60' Paulinho 90')
Updated: 18 November 2017 22:37 IST - Published: 18 November 2017 20:42 IST
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Peep, peeeeep peeeeeeeeep! Full time! Seemed more or less a comfortable win for the away side and they are now 11 points clear of Real Madrid! Yes, ELEVEN! But the biggest blow was perhaps the yellow card Pique picked up which means he'll miss the clash against Valencia. Nevertheless, the Barca fans will be pretty pleased!
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Didn't look pretty at all, but Messi's persistence paid off there. He simply doesn't give up, does he? Despite being crowded out and on the deck, he toe poked it back to Paulinho from the left, and again, another deflection helped the away side as it fell kindly for the Paulinho!
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90' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL for Barcelona! Paulinho!
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88' Chance for Barca! Messi, well, decided to rampage forward and end his mini goal-drought. But Cuellar saved the shot fairly easily. The rebound is cleared off the line! Would have been a rebound hattrick for Suarez!
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87' That was brave from ter Stegen as he didn't line up a wall. The shot from Rico was straight at the German, though. 
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86' Freekick to Leganes as Busquets fouls Beauvue. Dangerous position this. 
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84' Freekick to Barcelona. Gumbau fouls Messi, and it seemed in his freekick territory. But selfless as he is, decides to play it short and keep the ball instead. 
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82' Messi still hasn't had a sniff, let alone a shot on target. A bit worrying, if you ask me. But the Leganes setup means he had to drop deep and make something happen for the duo of Suarez and Alcacer. 
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81' Barca win another freekick in the Leganes half but decide to play it back instead. It goes against them as Leganes get possession back but aren't able to make anything off it. 
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80' That was a loooooooooong spell with Barca keeping hold of the ball, and it ends with a foul. Pfffst.
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78' Barca clear the corner but El Zhar manages to wrestle possession back and put a good cross into the box. The cross is cleared by Umtiti for another corner! A late push by the hosts...
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77' Corner to Leganes! Amrabat does well win it after his cross was cut out by Pique.
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75' Chance for Aleix Vidal! Suarez had the chance for a hattrick there, but his shot was cleared off the line by Leganes. Again, the rebound fell for a Barca player -- Vidal -- but his shot was wild and wayward. Barca could've been safe had they converted that chance...
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73' Barcelona get a corner and play it short, no surprises there. The umpteenth time they've wasted a set piece. 
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71' Yellow card for Siovas for a tactical foul on Suarez. 
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69' Barca give the ball away in their own half and Zaldua fizzes one in from the right to find Beauvue, but the Frenchman isn't able to sort his feet and fires it above the bar. Again, a decent chance for the hosts that!
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67' Well, Leganes aren't attacking like they did in the first 10 minutes of the second half, but Barcelona cannot afford to be too lax here. 
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66' Substitution for Leganes: Gumbau replaces Szymanowski.
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64' Szymanowski does well to push the Barca defenders on the left, with a step-over or two, but his deflected shot falls safely to ter Stegen! Still some life left in the hosts!
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62' Well, that was a sucker punch. Leganes were doing well in the final third and that goal could take the steam out of them. All Barca need to do is keep the ball and wait for the mistakes. 
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A sweeping Barcelona move, started by Busquets, found Messi who's delicate pass was smashed by Alcacer. Cuellar's save, though, again fell kindly to Suarez who buried it past the custodian. It was a team move and perhaps deserved the goal!
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60' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL for Barcelona! Suarez again!
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59' Substitution for Barcelona: Vidal is on for Semedo, Paulinho is on for Iniesta. 
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57' Barca win a dodgy freekick as Iniesta was fouled by Pires, Appelt, not Robert.  
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55' We could see Aleix Vidal coming on soon. The thing is, he isn't going to make a difference except add freshness as Semedo was barely supported by his teammates on the right. 
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54' Leganes, from defence to attack, once again catch the Barca defend off guard. Luckily, ter Stegen managed to channel his inner Neuer and cleared it away!
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53' Yellow card for Luis Suarez for a raised arm on Cuellar. Seemed pretty theatrical from the custodian. 
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52' Barcelona are caught out of shape by the Leganes attack and it was a pretty good chance for Beauvue. His shot was straight at Ter Stegen though. A smart pass from Amrabat, who is finding more space now. 
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50' Leganes' transitioning has been impeccable so far. You'd think they'll fall apart, trying to chase the game, but they have managed to stifle the Barcelona attack despite searching for the equaliser. 
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48' Suarez and Messi combine well but the former again strays offside. Barcelona have started well and have been direct so far. 
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47' Barcelona manage to knock it around and win a freekick in their own half. 
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46' Substitution for Leganes: Eraso is off, Beauvue is on.
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And we're back! Barca get us started, kicking from right to left. 
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It's been an uninspiring half so far as Leganes have tried to stifle the Barcelona attack. The goal was lucky, but Barcelona will take what they get right now! 
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Peeeep! And it's halftime!
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45' Half a chance again for the hosts as Szymanowski is played smartly by Rico. The former's cross is just a tad bit high for Amrabat!
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44' Szymanowski again does well to make space on the left but his cross is cleared by the away side's defence. From the subsequent corner, the hosts play it sort and decide to keep possession. 
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42' Semedo finds space on the right, again, but has no pass on at all. Almost as if the Leganes defence want him to cross as they have the bodies to clear it.
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41' Rakitic has seen a lot of the ball, but Leganes are so compact Messi hasn't made any noteworthy run. He has often come deep, which has, in turn, helped the hosts. 
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39' Barca manage to keep the ball on the left but aren't able to make anything out of it. Leganes win a throw-in in their own half. 
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38' Suarez does well to find Semedo on the right, but the fullback takes too long on the ball and Rico is able to clear it away. Barca need to calm it a bit and keep hold of the ball. 
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37' Rakitic resorts to a bit of theatrics and manages to win a freekick. Szymanowski wasn't happy at all there. 
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35' Szymanowski, all alone in the penalty area, is played nicely from Amrabat. The former tires to curl one into the far post but Ter Stegen is equal to it and manages to make a good save. Game on here!
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34' There you go! Leo Messi drops deeper, loses the ball and wins it back! Leganes manage to crowd him out and his pass is again intercepted. 
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33' Leganes are seeing more of the ball in midfield but again, are lacking that cutting edge. Barcelona should find it easier to break forward now, though. 
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31' Leganes manage a corner but Pique manages to clear it to safety. Leganes have become far more active in the attacking third, understandably. 
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29' Yellow card for Gerard Pique! He will now miss the clash against Valencia. Pretty big blow for the Blaugrana that. Seemed like a yellow, to be honest, as he had his arms all around Amrabat!
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Alcacer's stinging shot is partially saved by Cuellar and it falls kindly for Luis Suarez who was goalless until then! Lucky, lucky goal, but the away side won't mind! The drought is finally over!
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27' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Barcelona score, and it's Luis Suarez!
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26' Amrabat again does well to find Eraso, but the latter's shot is scuffed and it is safely out for a goal-kick. Ah! This is infuriating now. Make something happen, lads!