Connect with us


Coutinho stunner not enough as Barcelona lose to bottom club Leganes



A 12th-minute goal by Philippe Coutinho was not 9enough for Barcelona, who conceded two quick second-half goals to be condemned to a shock defeat at Leganes.

Barca, who only drew at home against Girona last Sunday, are losing for the first time this season after the bottom club came from behind to pull off the sensational 2-1 victory.

Coutinho had put the visitors in front with a 20-yard volley but Nabil el Zhar and Oscar Rodriguez scored twice in the 52nd and 53rd minutes.

Read Also: D’Tigress overcome Greece, set African record in FIBA W’Cup, to face USA in Q’final

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde lost for just the second time in La Liga since taking charge in the summer of 2017.

Leganes had just one point from five games going into the match, but snatched a whooping 3 points from it.

Barcelona will lose their lead at the top of the La Liga table if Real Madrid avoid defeat against Sevilla later on Wednesday.


RipplesNigeria… without borders, without fears

Click here to join the Ripples Nigeria WhatsApp group for latest updates.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now