Messi warns Barcelona not to depend on him

Embarrassing error dumps Barcelona to shock defeat

They were held to a 2-2 draw by Girona, were beaten 2-1 by Leganes and just about scraped a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Barcelona are in a real spot of bother right now.

Lionel Messi was given a rest and Ernesto Valverde's side simply could not cope without the magnificent Argentine.

Barcelona are still top of the league but they have slipped up for three games in a row and are far from their best.

To be precise, Messi last league defeat came against Málaga at the Rosaleda, with the "Blanquiazules" emerging 2-0 winners back on April 8, 2017.

Barcelona finished the first half of last season having conceded only nine goals, but there have already been seven which have gone past them this season.

Mauricio Pellegrino's troops had finished the half strongly and they came flying out of the blocks after the restart to score twice in the space of a minute.




"Many of us are here because of what we did in other teams".

"Sometimes it's hard to explain what happens in a game". Today we created enough to win, but we couldn't.

In the end, Leganes hung on to claim three points and handed Barca their first defeat of the season.

Ivan Cuellar goalkeeper of La Liga side Leagnes has branded Barcelona "ugly" following the reaction of their players to Wednesday night's game.

In Seville, Real were met by a rampant home team who took the lead in the 17th minute through Portuguese striker Andre Silva.

Barca continued to push for a second goal and were almost rewarded in the 16th minute when Lionel Messi rattled the crossbar with a strike from the edge of the box.

Philippe Coutinho gave champions Barcelona the lead in the 12th minute with a classy volley and Lionel Messi smacked a shot against the bar as Barca, resting Jordi Alba and Luis Suarez, made a strong start against Leganes, who began the game bottom of the table.

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