Barcelona – Leganes
Barcelona are hosting Leganes at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night in a match from the 29th round of La Liga. Let’s take a look at this fixture in the Catalonian capital.
Barca remain leader in La Liga after 28 games played. On Saturday they returned to action with a brilliant 4-0 win against Mallorca in Palma. Lionel Messi scored a goal and made two assists for the team, while Arturo Vidal and Martin Braithwaite also scored for the Catalans. The good news for Los Cules was the return of Luis Suarez, who entered the pitch in the second half and made an assist for Messi’s goal. For the Uruguayan striker this was a first match from 5 months.
The French centre back Clement Lenglet is now ready to return for Barcelona. He missed the visit to Mallorca because of suspension. He was replaced by the youngster Ronald Araujo in the line-up, while Samuel Umtiti remained benched. Most likely Lenglet will return in the starting eleven, partnering Gerard Pique in defense.
We still don’t know if Luis Suarez will return in the starting eleven or he will start from the bench again. This is a decision which Quique Setien has to take.
Leganes moved a step closer to Segunda Division this week. The club restarted its season with a home game against Real Valladolid which they lost with 1-2 at home. Oscar Rodriguez scored Leganes’ only goal in the game, but Valladolid were already two goals ahead.
Right now Leganes remain in the relegation zone, being 19th with 23 points won. They still have some chance for survival, but it goes through winning as much points as possible in the remaining 10 rounds.
We don’t have any doubts that Barcelona will beat Leganes at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. This is not a game which the Catalans can afford to lose points in. They know this very well.