So the Catalans have regained their confidence after losing to Valencia in La Liga and will be in a good mood before the Levant household on Sunday.
Barcelona killed the intrigue before the break with two goals. Antoine Griezman gave the Catalans the lead in the 4th minute. Lionel Messi cut the visitors’ defense with a pass behind the opponent’s back, and Nelson Semedo found Grizman ten yards from the door. The Frenchman coolly slid the ball past Quayard for 1-0.
The Catalans continued to play at a high level and in the 26th minute Grizman was within inches of a second goal. The striker fired diagonally, a slight rebound into the defender’s body and the ball went inches from the goal. After the corner kick, though, Barca realized. Messi centers on a near beam where Clement Langle leaps over his guards and scores. There was some doubt about the ambush as Grizman reached the ball at the far post, but she had already passed the goal line 2-0 for the Bard.
By the end of the first half, Leganes went bolder in attack, which opened spaces in their defense, but Arturo Vidal failed to score after a pass to Messi.
After the break, Barca took the lead, and after an hour of play, Lionel Messi managed to sign off. Leo punched in the right wing, entered the penalty area and after a rebound in the body of a defender, still found himself in the net of Levante for the third time.
In the 78th minute Arthur was able to sign. The Catalans had a quick counterattack but Fatty’s blow was repelled by Cuellar. After that, Messi’s shot was knocked out of the line, but with the second addition of the reserve Arthur the ball still hit the target – 4: 0.
Just before the end of regular time, Ivan Rakitic sent a nice pass to Messi behind the back of the defense, the Argentine finishes the goalkeeper away and with a nice shot under the beam scored his second goal of the evening.
Barcelona – Leganes 5: 0
1: 0 Antoine Griezman 4 ‘
2: 0 Clement Langle 27 ‘
3: 0 Lionel Messi 59 ‘
4: 0 Arthur 78 ‘
5: 0 Lionel Messi 89 ‘
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Langle, Alba (64 – Firpo), Busquets, Vidal (61 – Rakitich), De Jong, Fatty, Messi, Grizman (72 – Arthur)
Leganes: Cuayar, Siovas, Aouazyem, Terin, Silva (57 – Rodriguez), Perez, Mesa (57 – Eraso), Rosales, Garcia, Oscar, Brightwit (71 – Plommer)