Bottom-placed Leganes stun Barcelona in La Liga

A crest fallen Gerard Pique gifts Leganes the lead

But two quick goals from Nabil El Zha abd Oscar in the 52nd and 53rd minutes of the encounter to stun the defending champions on Wednesday night.

In the last five matches between the two sides, Barcelona leads the series 4-1-0.

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.

"He has discomfort in his knee and he can not play on Wednesday anyway", Valverde said.

Wednesday's loss marks only Barcelona's second defeat in 51 La Liga games. "I knew it was a risky decision".

"When I make the decision, I think about what's best for my team and for my club", Valverde told a news conference.

Busquets replaced the injured Sergi Roberto early in the second half.

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The Blaugrana may now be top of La Liga on goal difference, but they have dropped seven of the last nine points available.

The visitors threatened for the first time on six minutes when Ousmane Dembele controlled a crossfield pass from Lionel Messi on the left and cut inside before hitting the side-netting from 18 yards out.

Williams narrowly missed the target as he struck a bouncing ball around the area and the forward later rounded Marc-Andre ter Stegen but failed to capitalise.

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. We're going to try to win.

"The other players here are here on our own merits and we can't depend on him or Busquets, we should have been winning when they came on to the pitch".

"We have the best player in the world but we can't depend on Leo coming on to sort things out", the Uruguayan said to reporters.

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