Barcelona survive Leganes scare after VAR-awarded late winner

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Leganes vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
12:00pm Saturday 23rd November

(Att: 12110)

As a overdue winner that was awarded following a VAR review was struck by Arturo Vidal, barcelona came from behind to snatch a 2-1 victory at Leganes.
The rock-bottom hosts had taken the lead in coach Javier Aguirres first home match in charge due to a great strike.
Leganes spurned two opportunities to expand their advantage but Barca levelled in the 52nd minute when Luis Suarez glanced in Lionel Messis free-kick.
Barca were unconvincing again but won the game in the 79th minute as a result of a lucky goal from Vidal.
The midfielder was in a transparent offside position when he knocked in from close variety but he was ruled by a VAR review as the ball had bounced off Leganes Ruben Perez.
Though second-placed Real Madrid can go level together when they sponsor Real Sociedad in the future Saturday barca temporarily extend their lead at the top of the table by three factors.
Barca face title rivals Atletico Madrid from home next and will have to do so without midfielder Sergio Busquets, whos suspended after picking up a yellow card of the campaign.

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