Lionel MESSI saves Barcelona’s blushes with double over Leganes


Lionel MESSI earned Barcelona a draw with a last minute penalty giving the team a 2-1 win against Leganes.

It wasn’t a good week for Barcelona and it looked to be going from bad to worse for the Catalan club until MESSI slotted the ball into the back of the net in the 90th minute. After having suffered a 4-0 loss to Angel DI MARIA’s PSG in the Champions League earlier, Barcelona was struggling at home to bottom half of the table Leganes.

Messi against Leganes:

Barcelona’s number 10 opened the scoring in the first few minutes following an outside of the foot pass by Luis SUAREZ and it looked like it was smooth sailing for Barcelona. However as the match went on, Leganes started gaining momentum and equalized in the second half. The match was heading towards a draw until Neymar got taken down and a penalty was awarded for the home team. Up stepped Lionel MESSI and a well taken penalty kick handed Barcelona the victory. But such has been the week for MESSI, he didn’t celebrate.

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Messi after the match against Leganes