Barcelona player ratings vs Leganes: Messi and Co. shocked by the hosts

The Argentinian hit the woodwork for the seventh time this season as Barca desperately chased an equaliser following their 2-1 defeat at lowly Leganes on Wednesday and 2-2 draw with Girona last weekend, eventually providing the cross for Munir El Haddadi's 84th-minute leveller.

"Of course we need the points", Valverde said, adding, "any team needs the points but for us even more so, because every team Barcelona loses, there is an natural disaster".

"We are not anxious because the season is long and has only just started, but we are angry about the last results", Messi told reporters.

In between, Umtiti was already missing Wednesday's Champions League game against Tottenham through suspension.

"If you are a team who are used to winning and you do not, you should congratulate the other team but Barcelona did not do that to us".

"The worrying thing is conceding so many goals".

Valverde has explained Messi along with Sergio Busquets needed the rest.

"If we won 2-1 the question wouldn't even exist".

Messi also stated, "You are threatening me, you are threatening me".

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) conreols the ball during the Spanish league football match Club Deportivo Leganes SAD against FC Barcelona at the Estadio Municipal Butarque in Leganes on the outskirts of Madrid on September 26, 2018.

"We did not start well and I was disappointed for my own par in their goal but we did well to take advantage of them switching off". The German shot stopper has cemented himself as a first choice goalie but is not justifying that tag this season, more so after recent displays.

Leganes had to wait until the 30th minute for their first opening as Youssef En-Neysri broke into the box and picked out Rubén Pérez, who fired straight at goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. We're coming from a season when it was hard to score against us and now it's taking very little for [the opposition] to score.

  • Rosalie Stanley