Barcelona vs Leganés football match Summary Report
With two goals from Messi, Barcelona beat Leganés and qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey
After falling to Valencia by the Spanish league, the Barcelona of Quique Setién was recomposed in his stadium to be imposed by 5 to 0 against Leganés in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. Lionel Messi, team captain, scored two goals and was the figure of the match.
The game opened before five minutes of play, in a great collective maneuver of the local team, which culminated with Nélson Semedo overflowing on the right and throwing a center back for Antoine Griezmann to define the right cross.
With the score in advantage, the Barcelona players grew in confidence and began to find spaces, although this was not reflected in goal situations. The 2 to 0 came after a corner kick that Lenglet headed in the first post and dislodged the rival goalkeeper.
With that result he started the second half. The total dominance of the premises was maintained before the expectation of the visiting cadre who tried to be aggressive at times, but whose individual shortcomings prevented him from having fruitful collective results in attack.
The 3 to 0 was given about 15 minutes of the complement, when the Leganés had opened in defense and gave the left band to Messi . The Argentine faced as when he was less than 25 years old, hooked for his skillful leg and after working with a rival, defined the second suit. Fortunately for him, the ball deflected in an opponent and slipped into the first post, leaving goalkeeper Iván Cuéllar lying on the ground .
The difference widened further on the scoreboard with 15 minutes left. Ansu Fati stayed hand in hand, but failed in the definition. Messi captured the rebound, but his shot was rejected on the line and finally it was Arthur , who had entered minutes before, who was able to finish off goal with an empty goal.
Messi appeared again on the final, after assistance from Griezmann , to leave on the road to Cuéllar and define left-handed without resistance to seal the 5 to 0 and the classification of Barcelona to the quarterfinals.
In this way, the rival of the Catalan team will be measured in the next instance before an opponent who will be drawn. But the most important thing on Thursday was that the cast of Setién showed a game that lives up to what is expected for the quality of players that make up the squad. His next commitment will be Sunday against Levante at Camp Nou by date 22 of La Liga .