The Argentine superstar contributed 1 goal in Barca’s 2-0 victory over the visitors to Leganes in the 29th La Liga round that took place early on June 17.
Meeting the club at the bottom of Barca‘s rankings is not easy. Leganes played defense in the majority but it was the team that had a good chance to eat after the moments of Barca defending. Miguel Guerrero had two chances of finishing close-range, respectively in 11 and 13 minutes but the ball was blocked by Lenglet and column respectively.
After 2 defeats, Barca tried to increase the pressure in the hope of an early goal. Messi and his teammates continuously make short passes to stretch the opponent’s defense, waiting for space to break through. Griezmann, the highest player in the attack, has an unsatisfactory performance when he moves sporadically and lacks connection with his teammates.
The deadlock was cleared in the 42nd minute. Ansu Fati received a pass from Junior Firpo and then shot a dangerous shot from the edge of the 16.5 m line, helping Barca enter the break with the advantage of leading the table.
The initiative still belonged to Barca in the second half. In 64 minutes, Semedo broke through on the right after Messi’s cross. The Portuguese defender made a cross for Griezmann to get into the buffer at close range. However, the goal was not recognized because VAR determined Semedo was offside.
Fans of the home team do not need to regret long because only 5 minutes later, Barca has doubled the gap table. Lionel Messi broke through and earned a penalty. It is also the Argentine captain who successfully implemented to help the homeowner get a safe distance.
Barca maintained a firm position until the final whistle sounded. Messi and his team won 2-0 and continued to maintain the number one position in the rankings after 29 rounds.