Bottom-placed Leganes stun Barcelona in La Liga

Grant SmithOct 01, 2018

Real had hoped to take advantage of Barcelona's shock 2-1 defeat at bottom-of-the-table Leganes earlier on.

Rodriguez scored when Barcelona defender Gerard Pique cleared the ball right into his path at the top of the penalty area.

Barca won their first four games in the league this season but have now dropped seven points in just six days, spanning three games.

Messi and Sergio Busquets were put on the bench by Valverde ahead of Barcelona's Champions League match at Tottenham on Wednesday.

The debate about Barca's dependence on Messi is not a new one, but it resurfaced on Saturday when the Argentine came off the bench to help them salvage a point at Camp Nou as their winless run extended to three games.

'We can't be conceding goals in every game.

Mauricio Pellegrino's troops had finished the half strongly and they came flying out of the blocks after the restart to score twice in the space of a minute.

"Last year we hardly conceded goals but now teams are scoring against us with their first attempt".

"Sometimes it's hard to explain what happens in a game".

"Both Lionel and [Sergio] Busquets gave us a lot, but we do not only depend on them". We're going to try to win.

Leganes coach Mauricio Pellegrino was delighted with his players.

Since them, Messi had clocked up 48 games without defeat in LaLiga, having not played in the spectacular 5-4 loss to Levante at the tail end of last season.

Oscar Rodriguez, a former member of Real Madrid's youth teams, who is on loan with Leganes, took advantage of Pique's uncharacteristic mistake to score the 53rd-minute victor.

Messi's arrival brought added impetus from the home side and once again he went close, hitting the post 13 minutes from time.

Brazil midfielder Phillipe Coutinho also struck a shot onto the crossbar and Luis Suarez was unable to convert the follow-up.

Related Articles:



« Previous article


Popular Pages

Ferdinand: Klopp ways have rebuilt Sturridge at Liverpool
Liverpool now has 19 points and are second while Chelsea have 17 points and are third. And also as a human he's a fantastic person'. The season is long, it's just the beginning.

Instant Reaction from Ohio State's 27-26 Win at Penn State
The Lions (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) appeared to have things in hand, having played tremendous defense all night to shut down Ohio State . With the loss Penn State moves to 4-1 on the season while Ohio State improves to 5-0. "I know exactly what the coaches saw".

Powerful earthquake rocks central Sulawesi in Indonesia; 1 dead
A tsunami of up to two meters hit the Palu region after the quake, but according to local authorities, the waters have receded. A auto swept away by Friday's tsunami is seen stuck under a damaged building in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Woman strikes Lindsay Lohan live on Instagram during ‘attempted kidnapping’
It doesn't matter if you're the number one fan of someone, seeing them behave like this is inexcusable, as is cheering them on. When they decline her offer, Lohan becomes hostile and turns to the woman, accusing her of not doing enough for her children.

Security breach allowed hackers to control 50 million Facebook accounts
They were implementing a fix to a security breach that allowed hackers to exploit a bug in the platform's " view as " feature. Facebook explains that the attack took advantage of the complicated interactions between "multiple issues in our code ".

FBI investigation into Kavanaugh is 'uncharted territory,' expert says
Joe Manchin said he supported Flake's call to push off a full Senate vote until the FBI investigates Ford's allegation. Flake said he left the Thursday hearing with "as much doubt as certainty" after hearing from both Ford and Kavanaugh.

Federal Bureau of Investigation has reached out to Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez
Through her attorney, Keyser, a long-time friend of Ford's from high school, also stated that she does not know Kavanaugh. Grassley repeated, "Nevertheless, you made a decision on this nomination in less than 24 hours".

Paws for peace: North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ
He called on the USA to follow through on promises made during a summit in Singapore between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump . North and South Korea see declaring the end of the war as a key to building trust between the U.S. and North Korea.

Petr Cech facing three-week absence says Unai Emery
But Emery also appeared to suggest he understood every player had to maximise his earning potential during what is a short career. The Gunners beat Watford 2-0 at the Emirates yesterday thanks to a Craig Cathcart own goal and Mesut Ozil's well-taken effort.

Passengers safe after plane ditches into Pacific lagoon
But it said it had been informed that "the weather was very poor with heavy rain and reduced visibility at the time of incident". The airline said the plane landed short of the runway. "And I thought, well, this is not the way it's supposed to happen".