La Liga: Messi's last-gasp penalty rescues Barca against Leganes

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Camp Nou [Barcelona], Feb.20 (ANI): Star striker Lionel Messi converted a penalty corner into a goal in the final seconds as Barcelona scraped a 2-1 win over Leganes in their La Liga clash at the Camp Nou here last evening. Messi scored both the goals for Barcelona to save his side from another demoralizing result this week, after a 4-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Argentina striker put Barca ahead as early as in the fourth minute of the match, but Leganes were rewarded for creating numerous chances in the second half when Unai Lopez levelled the score in the 71st minute, goal.com reported. However, Neymar won a penalty in the 90th minute which Messi converted to help Barcelona come out victorious and keep them just behind leaders Real Madrid in the second spot. Barcelona will lock horns with Atletico Madrid in their next La Liga clash on February 26. (ANI)
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