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23.11.2019 Football News

La Liga: Barcelona Hit Back To Win At Struggling Leganes

By Wires
La Liga: Barcelona Hit Back To Win At Struggling Leganes
NOV 23, 2019 FOOTBALL NEWS

Arturo Vidal scored a scruffy late winner as La Liga leaders Barcelona came from behind to beat bottom club Leganes.

Youssef En-Nesyri's stunning early strike put Leganes ahead while Barcelona toiled in response.

The champions improved after the break and Luis Suarez equalised with a clinical header.

Vidal's finish put the leaders three points clear of rivals Real Madrid, who play Real Sociedad (20:00 GMT).

The Chilean midfielder's goal was fortuitous, Ousmane Dembele's corner deflecting kindly off Ruben Perez and falling to Vidal, who could not miss from a yard out.

Barcelona have lost three times away from home this season and looked nervy in the first half, deservedly falling behind when En-Nesyri picked out the top corner with a rasping shot after 11 minutes.

Oscar Rodriguez should have doubled the home side's lead but found the side-netting as their visitors struggled to get going in the final third.

After half-time, Barca centre-back Gerard Pique hit the post but they will be relieved to have escaped from this fixture with all three points.

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