Messi scores 699th career goal as Barca beat Leganes at Camp Nou
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Messi scores 699th career goal as Barca beat Leganes at Camp Nou

Barcelona is now five points clear of Real Madrid in LaLiga standings, after a 2-0 win against Leganes at the Camp Nou.

The Catalans were far from their best tonight and they were quite fortunate not to be behind early on.

Goals

Teenager Ansu Fati opened the scoring three minutes from half-time with a composed finish after receiving the ball at the edge of the box.

Messi then added a second from the penalty spot in the 69th minute after drawing a Jonathan Silva foul in the box, and the Argentine sent goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar the wrong way to move within a goal of 700 for club and country.

Barcelona is next in action on Friday when they visit third-placed Sevilla. Leganes, who sit bottom of the table with 23 points, will visit Mallorca the same day.

Opponents watch

Real Madrid plays Valencia on Thursday night, and they need a win to cut the gap back to two points, with nine games to play.

Other games

There were two other LaLiga matches today, and these were the results:

  • Getafe 0-0 Espanyol
  • Villarreal 1-0 Mallorca
  • Barcelona - Next Match
  • 20, Sep - 9:00pm
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