Barcelona had to work hard for all three points, as they came from behind to beat Leganes 2-1 at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Saturday.
Barcelona were off to the worst possible start as Youssef En-Nesyri handed Leganes the lead in the 12th minute, finishing off a devastating counter-attack by the hosts. Barcelona saw most of the ball thereafter, but could only manage to find a way past Ivan Cuellar in the 53rd minute, when Luis Suarez headed in the equaliser from Lionel Messi’s pinpoint delivery.
The comeback was then complete 10 minutes from time when Arturo Vidal netted from close range. The win meant Barcelona are now three points clear at the top of the La Liga table, albeit with a game in hand. And, fans lauded Vidal for changing the course of the game after coming on, with a young fan getting a lot of attention as well.
What we learnt from Barcelona vs Leganes.
💙 Messi Is the best playmaker in the world.
❤ Vidal is never boring and a tireless machine.
💛 Wague’ll succeed at Barça.
♍️ Dembele is a good dribbler, have pace but a poor finisher.
— Ọládélé Dàda (@realoladele) November 23, 2019
This kid is the reason Vidal scored the potential winner. Unreal influence. https://t.co/4C8jPseUYg
— Omar 🎙️ (@Blaugranagram) November 23, 2019
It Starts As Soon As Vidal Comes In. https://t.co/EBNooG5LOD
— ❤K I I N G💙 (@kingpraxiis) November 23, 2019
We were going toward shamless draw but then vidal scored pic.twitter.com/7rVG0ZOZn5
— Inha ❯❯❯❯ (@VaassHappenin) November 23, 2019
Vidal comes off the bench to give Barça the lead and you’re telling me this kid has not had an effect on Spanish football? https://t.co/6GnBttBGfs
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) November 23, 2019
Moussa Wague impressed on his first start of the season and fans clamoured for the youngster to get more of a look-in going forward.
It’s funny that Moussa Wagué – a player who’s hardly played and Valverde probably hasn’t been able to have an influence on – is one of the best players today.
— TalkFCB (@FCBNewsRoom) November 23, 2019
Best player of the first half? I’d say Wagué, if only the other players joined him in his runs..
— Wolfi (@Wolfi10FCB) November 23, 2019
Moussa Wague is actually what people think Semedo is. It is what it is.
— Hamza Haseeb (@XaviAssist_) November 23, 2019
Wague is proving himself to be the best player on the pitch for Barca today, but thats not hard when you have a coach who puts Griezmann on the flank and allow players to play a frustrating playing style. Leganes should be 2-0 up by now. #ValverdeOut
— Jens Petersen (@notthefakejens) November 23, 2019
wague has made more crosses in this game than semedo has managed this entire season.
— S. (@sathiiiiiish) November 23, 2019
As always, though, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi had a role to play in his side’s win and fans hailed the Argentine wizard following the game.
Lionel Messi has been involved in 12 out of the latest 16 goals (75%) Barcelona have scored this season.
One man army. pic.twitter.com/2KTmCntomj
— Stan (@FutbolStanV2) November 23, 2019
Valverde’s Barcelona finished for good. It is Messi FC again and again.
— Pᴀʀᴋᴇʀ™ //☢️// (@Robertonical) November 23, 2019
See why Messi is considered the greatest ever? Even on a day people consider bad for his standards, he still bagged in an assist and helped his team win.
The GOAT🐐 pic.twitter.com/gvAq1tLvIW
— Barcelona Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) November 23, 2019