Despite a convincing victory over Leganes, Barcelona coach Quique Setien insisted that the match was not easy for his direction squad.
Early morning (17/06) Barcelona faced Leganes to play the 29th Jornada of the Spanish La Liga. In the match that took place at the Camp Nou, Quique Setien lowered his best squad.
Of course, as predicted Barcelona managed to win with a landslide score of 2-0. Each round is marked by one goal. In the first round by Ansu Fati, precisely in the 42nd minute.
Whereas in the second half, it was Lionel Messi’s turn to rip the net through the penalty spot, precisely in the 69th minute. The 2-0 victory seemed to be as expected.
Coach Quique Setien himself is very pleased with the performance of the players. However, the former Real Betis coach could not avoid the fact that the visitors also performed brilliantly throughout the match.
“I know this match will be difficult. Unless you can score a goal in the early minutes and open the game, it will be complicated,”
“We started the match well but then lost a lot of balls and gave them a chance. They could have scored, but then we were able to control many things,” said Setien, quoted by Marca.
According to Ernesto Valverde’s successor, Leganes appeared so disciplined and also solid while defending. For this reason his team had difficulty penetrating the visitors’ defense several times.
“They close and defend very well, so it’s not easy to open space. We still cannot flow the ball smoothly, “said Setien.
But even so, the victory over Leganes is clearly important for Barcelona, because by doing so they can stay on top of the standings with a five-point advantage.
With 69 points collected, Barcelona are five points ahead of Real Madrid in second place, but Zinedine Zidane’s men have not played the 29th Jornada.
Apart from that, the Catalan giants still have to be vigilant due to the fact that there are still 9 matches left this season. With the rest of the matches, competition is still wide open.