Barcelona achieved a marvelous 2-0 victory against Leganes last night to maintain their lead in La Liga. And with that win, they now have a 5-point gap with their archrival Real Madrid. Ansu Fati, the young Spanish star of the Catalonian squad, scored the first goal for the team in the first half that gave the initial lead.
Lionel Messi then scored the second goal for Barcelona through a penalty that finally sealed the glory against Leganes. Following the return of La Liga after the coronavirus pandemic, Barcelona started to deliver their best since the very first match of their restart-journey. And now, they are aiming to secure their La Liga title as soon as possible.
Barcelona 2-0 Leganes | Highlights and Match Report | Setien believes Lionel Messi is not just about scoring goals for Barca
Barcelona manager Quique Setien recently expressed his views on Argentine legend Lionel Messi and his contribution to the Camp Nous aide. The Barca manager said, “Leo is fine. You don’t only have to assess the goals he scored, but also the rest of his contributions, like assisting. That gives us a lot of points.”
He said, “It’s an astronomical number. I think he’s reached 700 goals and that’s why he’s the best player in the world.” Before the match, he also expressed his concern about Suarez and said, “I have not decided if Luis Suarez will start tomorrow, I have to talk to him. We have to be very cautious, after long injuries muscle problems can start to appear. We must take care.”
Barcelona 2-0 Leganes | Highlights
Setien said, “Luis Suarez could be one of the players to rest tomorrow or at a later time. Luckily, we have more players. We have a team to adapt to the circumstances.” He then added, “Griezmann is indisputable, he is a great footballer, we continue to count on him, he will continue to play a leading role because he is important for the team and the club, but there are also other players that we have to use.”
The manager said, “We would rather play with the support of our fans tomorrow but we know it’s not possible and we have to adapt. Football loses its essence playing in front of empty stands,” and then added, “I hope we don’t lose any intimidation factor because we don’t have our fans. The public factor would help us a lot, I hope it doesn’t hurt us too much now we won’t have them with us.”