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Lionel Messi: Player Rating and Performance in Barcelona's 2-0 win v Leganes

The Argentine slotted home a penalty kick in the second half after a wonderful run as Barca strolled to an easy victory

 
11:30am on Wednesday 17th June 2020
By
Paul Macdonald • PAULMACDFC

Lionel Messi wasn't at his best, and neither were Barcelona, but they were able to grind down a tired Leganes and record a comfortable La Liga victory at Camp Nou.

In a frustrating first half Messi struggled to find any space whatsoever as Leganes pressured the space effectively, and it was only Ansu Fati's excellent effort which stopped the Catalan side going in at half-time level.

But Messi started to find a little more of the ball in the second period, and his key moment came midway through the half. Whilst Leganes defenders hacked and pulled at him he somehow slalomed all the way into the area.

A stray elbow caught the Argentine - though it looked extremely harsh - and the referee awarded a penalty kick which Messi duly slotted home, to make it two goals and two assists in two matches, post-lockdown.

Below you can see the full match statistics for all players, and the table underneath signifies Messi's key data points from the contest.

Barcelona 2-0 Leganes: Player Ratings and Statistics

Lionel Messi match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating8.1
Mins Played90
Touches116Rank #3
Passes78
Pass Completion79%
Completed Dribbles4Joint Rank #1
Big Chance Created1
Shots3
Goals1Penalty Goal

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