|André Gomes in action vs Leganés|
Barça kept their title hopes alive after they got a scrappy 2-1 win over Leganés at the Camp Nou in La Liga much to the surprise of the fans as they expected a better result plus an even more convincing display, however, they got to watch their team get outplayed on occasions by a team struggling for survival.
Messi scored a brace, one early in the first half, the other late in the second from the penalty spot.. Barça didn’t play well, they need improvements.. The coach is put of clues.. Well, let’s save the rant for another day, here are five lessons from the shameful 2-1 win at home against Leganés.
BARÇA 2-1 LEGANÉS – 5 THINGS WE LEARNED
1. BARÇA WOULD BE A MID-TABLE TEAM WITHOUT MESSI
Yes, you heard that right and I’m not even kidding.. Messi saves this team times without number, on so many occasions In beginning to pity him.. He does it so many times this season with his goals, assists and so on and just take a look at his face after scoring the match-winning penalty last night.. He was sad, didn’t even celebrate.. Did not smile after the game, he’s been burdened too much. Although he doesn’t do it alone, but honestly, it would be interesting to see how far we’d have gone this season without this man. A gift.
2. LUIS ENRIQUE’S TIME IS UP AT BARCELONA
Yeah. Luis Enrique is a club legend and had great moments as Barcelona coach, winning the treble in his first season and then following it up with the double a season after.. Although one could pull an argument that it was more down to his players than his tactics. Now, it’s like the former FIFA Coach of the Year has ran out of ideas, doesn’t know what he’s doing anymore, plays poorly with such good players… He seems to be very outdated.. He is now getting bashed by a section of Barcelona fans, deserved.. Thanks for the memories, but it’s time to say goodbye.
3. SERGI ROBERTO AND ANDRÉ GOMES ARE WORSE THAN ZERO RIGHT NOW
Both players ganged up to be the worst players of Barcelona’s last couple of games.. They seem out of the plot and are clueless most of the time.. One can be patient with André Gomes, he’s new and his poor displays may be due to the system not favouring him but the case of Sergi Roberto is getting out of hand.. He is terrible going forward and just as bad in defence. He is not a right back and has been mediocre when played in midfield, he’s average or below and doesn’t have a place in this team.
4. TER STEGEN IS IN THE FORM OF HIS LIFE
He’s the reason Barcelona didn’t lose this game, he’s the reason we didn’t lose 7-0 vs PSG.. He’s in great form recently but I’m not sure of it’s at the right time or not, could be the right time as he’s saved us from worse embarrassment times without number.. He’s been one of the best goalkeepers so far in 2017, pulling off great saves and his passing is… Great. He was Man of the Match against Leganés.
5. LET’S FORGET ABOUT A COMEBACK AGAINST PSG
PSG beat us 4-0 in the Champions League just in case you live in Mars, now many people have that belief that Barça could pull a comeback, optimism is good, but being realistic is better.. As being realistic here, there’s no way we’re winning by a 5-goal margin at the Camp Nou against Unai Emery’s team by playing this kind of football, not like it’s logically possible playing any kind of football but right now it’s more likely we get a 3-0 flogging at the Camp Nou than it is for us to comeback.. Eat food food, go to the gym, ride bikes, forget about the Champions League and move on.