Barça continued their unbeaten start to the 2017-2018 season with a 3-0 victory away to Leganés in their 12th match of the season. Suárez scored from close range in the 28th minute to give the Blaugrana the lead after he pounced on a rebound from Paco Alcacer’s effort. Barça doubled their lead at the hour mark courtesy of Suárez again with an athletic acrobatic finish before substitute Paulinho poked the third and final goal in the 89th minute, after Messi set him up while on the ground. Barça will now shift their attention to European competition when they travel to Italy to face Juventus in their penultimate group stage match on Wednesday. Following that clash, Barcelona will face second place Valencia away on Sunday.
Match Stars (From Sport):
Leganés: Cuéllar; Zaldua, Siovas (Raul García, 79′), Ezequiel, Diego Rico; Gabriel, Rubén Pérez; Szymanowski (c) (Gumbau, 66′), Eraso (Beauvue, 46′), El Zhar & Amrabat.
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo (Aleix Vidal, 58′), Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta (c) (Paulinho, 58′); Alcácer (Denis Suárez, 82′), Messi & Luis Suárez.
Goals: 0-1, Luis Suárez (min. 28); 0-2, Luis Suárez (min. 60); 0-3, Paulinho (min.89).
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco.
Cautions: Piqué (29′); Suárez (53′); Siovas (72′).