Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Alba; Alena, Busquets, Coutinho; Arthur, Suarez, Dembele; Roberto, Pique, Vermaelen.
Leganes starting XI: Silva; Oscar, Vesga, Recio, En-Nesyri; Braithwaite, Cuellar; Nyom, Tarin, Omeruo, Siovas,
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be streamed live on Eleven(11) Sports One.
Barcelona can be backed at 1/6 to acquire with bet365. A draw is valued at 7/1, while Leganes are 16/1 to cause a main upset.
Ernesto Valverde opted to rest Lionel Messi with a Copa del Rey conflict with Sevilla looming midweek but the Argentine necessarily had a character to play in the triumph.
Dembele superbly filled the void left by Messi’s first-half absence, tormenting the Leganes support before starting the scoring after 32 minutes. The France international burst free inside the box and was superbly picked out by Jordi Alba, finding the back of the net with an exact side-footed end.
Messi did get the aim his wonderful cameo deserved, joining with Jordi Alba before lashing the ball into the roof of the net in injury time.
La Liga’s top scorer made certain of the triumph in stoppage- time, cleaning across the area and hammering the ball past a helpless Cuellar for his 18th aim of the season in Spain’s top flight, taking leaders Barca on to 46 points, five(5) clear of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid, after 20 games.