Barcelona Remains On Top With The Win Against Leganes
On Tuesday, June 16, Barcelona registered an amazing victory over Leganes by defeating them with a score of 2-0 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.
The first goal was scored by Ansu Fati just before the end of half-time, and this shot was what opened Barcelona's score.
The second goal was scored by Messi in the 69th minute of the match. The second goal of this match was Messi's 629th goal. Barcelona's superstar Messi's goal came from the penalty. He launched a left-foot shot into the corner to unlock a seven-goal gap to Madrid's Karim's Benzema in the tournament's scoring chart.
In the second half, Antoine Griezmann's goal was disallowed at the 64th minute of the match after the reviewed video showed that Nelson Semedo was offside before making a cross to the French forward.
After the match, Barcelona player Ivan Rakitic said, "It was difficult for us to find spaces, but we kept our patience." Rakitic also said that things became easier after Fati's goal.
With 20 wins and 5 losses out of 29 matches, Barcelona was on top of the points table, and won the match even though Leganes had a chance of scoring goals in the first minutes of the match.
Banners & Mosaics Were Placed In The Stands To Support COVID-19 Fighters
The match was played without fans, because of the pandemic, yet turned out to be a spectacular show. The Camp Nou stadium has a seating capacity of more than 99, 000 people. But, in the absence of fans, the Barcelona club placed banner and mosaics in the stands to honour COVID-19 warriors.
To pay the tributes, a video sent by fans was also broadcast in the stadium. Music was also played by some violoncellists during the moments of silence before the match.
On Tuesday, two more matches were played - the second match was played between Getafe and Espanyol at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium. In this match Getafe and Espanyol had to return windless as the final score of the match was 0-0.
In the last match, Villarreal tasted victory against the visiting Mallorca. Villarreal won against Mallorca with a 1-0 score.