Leganes hosts Barcelona
Leganes hosts Barcelona in a match from the 14th round of the Spanish La Liga. What can we tell you about this fixture on Saturday? Let’s see.
Barcelona are leaders in La Liga with 25 points, but the second Real Madrid have the same amount of points as well. Los Cules are not showing their most dominant form this season, already losing three of their games. This is the reason why Barca’s fans are once again wanting the resignation of the manager Ernesto Valverde. The tactician is put under a serious pressure at the moment.
Last week Los Cules took a breath of fresh air, enjoying a 4-1 win against Celta at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi scored a hattrick, while Sergio Busquets scored one of his rare goals for the club.
Ernesto Valverde has some problems before the trip to Leganes. Jordi Alba is still recovering from an injury, while Sergi Roberto is suspended for the next match.
Barcelona can’t make another wrong step, if they want to stay at top. The difference between them and the 5th Real Sociedad is just 2 points.
Leganes are the worst performing team in the league right now. They are 20th in the standings with just 6 points won so far. Leganes have won just one game since the start of the campaign, which happened during the home match against Mallorca.
In the previous round Javier Aguirre’s team won a point during the visit to Real Sociedad. The game ended with a 1-1 draw. Youssef En-Nesyri scored the only goal for the visitors, which granted them a point.
Despite of their questionable performances in many occasions this season, Barcelona remain favourites against Leganes on Saturday. The hosts are in a pretty bad shape at the moment, but the point they won against Real Sociedad should be a warning to Barca.