Barcelona remain top of La Liga after coming from behind to defeat
Youssef En-Nesyri broke the deadlock on 11 minutes when he whipped a devilish effort beyond a statuesque Marc-
Los Popineros nearly doubled their advantage soon after, but
Rather than crumbling, Leganés reacted defiantly and went in search of a second, Javier Aguirre’s recruits pressurising the visitors. Despite their valiant response, they came undone as Arturo Vidal struck a fortuitous winner with time running out.
Having been introduced midway through the second half, the midfielder proved to be Barcelona’s hero, turning home from point-blank range after a corner rebounded off the standing leg of
Substitutes: Eraso (5), Carrillo (6),
? En-Nesyri finds the top corner of ter Stegen’s net with a beauty!
? Leganes take a shock 1-0 lead against Barcelona and thrill the Butarque! pic.twitter.com/O3HMwvXjqN
— Premier Sports ? (@PremierSportsTV) November 23, 2019
4 – Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal has scored four goals in nine LaLiga appearances this season, one more than in 33 LaLiga games played the last season. Reaction. pic.twitter.com/d5wnRgFvlT
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 23, 2019
Key Talking Point
As this season progresses, it’s looking increasingly likely that Ernesto Valverde will leave Catalunya before the start of the 2020/21 campaign. This match highlighted the mounting problems at Barcelona, and demonstrated why their coach is on the brink.
La Blaugrana were lethargic for huge periods of the contest, their opponents maintaining their lead with relative comfort as they reached half time with a clean sheet still intact.
Considering the devastating forward line that began for Ernesto Valverde, it’s astounding the champions failed to cause too many issues for bottom of the table
Starting XI: Ter Stegen (6);
Substitutes: Vidal (6), Fati (6),
STAR MAN – Frenkie de Jong
A number of the Barcelona lineup will be disappointed with their showing at
Messi was integral in the turnaround as the Argentine magician showed marked improvement after the restart, whilst Ousmane
Piqué should be with Djokovic playing tennis or whatever, just far away from Barcelona.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) November 23, 2019
Barcelona resume their ?Champions League campaign on Wednesday evening when ?Borussia Dortmund travel to Camp Nou, before
Leganés play away to Sevilla in their next ?La Liga fixture, with
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