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Barcelona v Leganés Live Commentary, 30/01/2020

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5 - 0
BAR
LEG
A. Griezmann (4)
C. Lenglet (27)
L. Messi (59)
Arthur (77)
L. Messi (89)
Camp Nou

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This will be considered a welcome win for Barca on the back of their 2-0 league loss at Valencia last weekend. They return to LaLiga action on Sunday with a home match against Levante, while top-flight strugglers Leganes - their cup hopes over for another year - host Real Sociedad on the same day.
Barcelona book a place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a straightforward 5-0 win over Leganes at Camp Nou. Griezmann fired Setien's men in front after just four minutes and Lenglet glanced in a second before the half-hour mark. Messi was twice on target in a dominant second-half display, sandwiching substitute Arthur's close-range finish as Barca cruised through.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: BARCELONA 5-0 LEGANES
90' + 2' Lenglet calmly passes the ball back to Ter Stegen for the goalkeeper to clear the danger. Fati is clattered near the corner flag but is quickly back to his feet - good to see.
90' Three minutes have been added on at the end of the match at Camp Nou.
I. Rakitić
Assist
Barcelona
89' Rakitic showed great vision to play the ball through for Messi. The superstar forward was never going to miss when in on goal.
L. Messi
Goal
Barcelona
89' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! BARCELONA 5-0 LEGANES!!! Rakitic slots a delightful throughball into the path of Messi, who rounds Cuellar and then converts into an empty net to double his personal tally for the day.
87' SAVE! Ruibal has a shot saved by Ter Stegen as Leganes go in search of a consolation goal. 
86' Barcelona, as of the 86th minute, have completed 785 passes. That is in comparison to 285 for Leganes. The Spanish champions are making the most of the possession, too.
84' Fati shifts the ball onto his right and guides a shot a yard or so wide of the target.
Rodri Tarín
Yellow Card
Leganés
83' Tarin is the latest Leganes player to be cautioned for a strong challenge on Fati.
81' Ter Stegen's pass is pretty poor but Awaziem is penalised for handball when bringing it under control. Setien will no doubt by keen for his side to keep a clean sheet as we enter the final 10 minutes.
79' Messi is happy to continue dictating play from a deeper midfield position. He has wide players making constant runs in behind and Barca have taken advantage of that today.
Arthur
Goal
Barcelona
77' GOOOOOAAAALLL!!!! BARCELONA 4-0 LEGANES!!!  Arthur adds a fourth for Barca! Fati gets on the end of a deflected throughball and is denied by Cuellar from the one-on-one. Messi's follow-up is then blocked on the line by Awaziem, but Arthur makes it third time lucky by pouncing on the loose ball to slot home.
75' Fati tries to find a way through inside the box but his path is blocked. He wins his side a corner, which is headed away on the edge of the six-yard box.
C. Awaziem
Yellow Card
Leganés
73' Awaziem is shown the second yellow card of the game for grabbing hold of Messi. Nothing comes of the free-kick.
Arthur
A. Griezmann
Barcelona
72' It is Griezmann, rather than Messi, who is replaced by Setien. Arthur comes on in his place for the final 20 minutes or so.
Dani Plomer
M. Braithwaite
Leganés
71' Aguirre makes his third and final change by bringing on Plomer for Braithwaite up top.
69' Leganes midfielder Rodriguez pulls the trigger from a long way out and misses the target by a distance. 
68' Barca are trying to be a little too clever with their passing, but you can hardly blame them when boasting a three-goal lead. Setien still has one substitution available and may well be tempted to take off Messi shortly.
66' Messi is dragged down and wins his side a free-kick. Off the field, Leganes boss Aguirre appears to have been shown a yellow card by the referee for something he said.
Junior Firpo
Jordi Alba
Barcelona
64' Firpo takes over from Alba in a like-for-like change at left-back.
63' De Jong controls the ball and fires a shot across goal from a tight angle. Barcelona look in the mood to add another goal or two to their tally before full-time.
I. Rakitić
A. Vidal
Barcelona
61' Rakitic comes on for Vidal in the first of Barcelona's changes. Setien can afford to look ahead to Saturday's league visit of Levante now.
L. Messi
Goal
Barcelona
59' GOOOOOAAAAALLL!!!! BARCELONA 3-0 LEGANES!!! Messi adds a third goal for Barca to surely kill off the tie. He gets a bit lucky as the ball falls kindly for him after weaving between Awaziem and Siovas, before firing in a shot that deflects off Rodrigues and over Cuellar.
58' Semedo is constantly popping up in promising positions. The ball is fed into his feet down the right but the cross is too close to Cuellar. Barca need to inject a little more urgency into their play.
Eraso
Roque Mesa
Leganés
57' Eraso replaces Mesa as Aguirre makes a double change.
Kévin Rodrigues
J. Silva
Leganés
57' Silva is replaced by Rodrigues with a little over a third of the game left to play.
56' Silva whips in a delightful cross from the left and Lenglet does well to stoop down and head it behind before Rodriguez can turn it in. Much better from Leganes!
55' It is proving into a bit of a stroll for Barcelona, this. Leganes are not really getting at their opponents and instead it is Barca who are pressing for the game's third goal.
53' Vidal is happy to shoot at every opportunity, it seems. From a good 30 yards out, he sends his latest effort high into the stands.
52' Nelson Semedo has provided three assists in 22 games for Barcelona this season, one more than in his previous 82 matches in all competitions.
50' Vidal picks up a loose ball around 30 yards out and puts his foot through it, but he is quickly closed down. The hosts are lacking a cutting edge in the final third in this second half.
48' Setien's men have picked up from where they left off in the first half by knocking the ball around. Vidal shapes up as though he is going to float a ball over the top but instead goes to his right. It is then worked to the left but the chance to cross it does not arrive.
46' RESTART! Barcelona, leading 2-0 thanks to first-half goals from Griezmann and Lenglet, get us back under way at Camp Nou!
Leganes had the odd promising moment but they will have to gamble a little more in the second half if they are to remain in the cup. As for Barca, who have the likes of Arthur and Rakitic among their subs, they need to keep doing what they are doing to stay on course for yet another Copa final.
Barcelona lead Leganes 2-0 at half-time in this Copa del Rey last-16 tie. The hosts made a bright start and opened the scoring four minutes in through Griezmann's strike, which Lenglet added to with a free header just short of the half-hour mark. Griezmann had another ruled out for offside between those two goals and had a deflected shot brilliantly saved by Cuellar in a dominant first-half showing from Barca.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: BARCELONA 2-0 LEGANES
45' + 1' Barcelona's latest long pass is again cut out. Fati picks up the loose ball but it runs loose and Leganes clear their lines.
45' Messi tries to force the ball through on the edge of the box but is surrounded by bodies and is unable to do so.
44' A ball over the top has a little too much pace on it for Fati, allowing Cuellar to race off his line and gather. Barcelona are threatening to score a third goal as we approach half-time.
42' Messi chips the ball towards Vidal but the Chile international is unable to bring it under control. Messi's next attempted throughball, this time towards Fati, is cut out.
40' Barcelona continue to patiently probe away, knowing they no longer have to force the issue. Leganes are only interested in pressing their opponents when they carry the ball within 50 yards of their goal.
38' Fati shoves Perez in the back near the opposition box to give away a needless free-kick. Barcelona have lost their rhythm a little since going two goals in front 10 minutes ago.
36' Cuellar does well to read the danger and pounce on the ball before Fati can get to it. Fati is playing on the left of a three-man attack, rather than at wing-back as previously thought.
34' The hosts are certainly there to be got at. Leganes have had the odd promising moment so far but need to try and sustain that pressure - far easier said than done, of course!
32' Rodriguez's shot deflects off Pique and goes behind for a corner. Awaziem is left unmarked in the Barca box to meet the set-piece but he is unable to direct his header on target.
30' Silva delays the cross and ends up losing possession. Leganes have backed off a little too much in this first half and now have a huge mountain to climb if they are to stay in the cup.
28' VAR allows the goal to stand after a brief check. Not sure what exactly they were looking for - Lenglet was given a free run at it.
L. Messi
Assist
Barcelona
27' Messi, having tried to curl the ball straight in from his previous corner, sent the set-piece into a dangerous zone and Lenglet attacked it.
C. Lenglet
Goal
Barcelona
27' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! BARCELONA 2-0 LEGANES!!! Lenglet gets the run on Braithwaite at the front post and flicks Messi's corner past Cuellar to double Barcelona's lead. As simple as you like!
26' GREAT SAVE! Griezmann takes Alba's pass in his stride and gets a decent shot away that deflects off Awaziem and forces Cuellar into a fine stop across to his left.
Rubén Pérez
Yellow Card
Leganés
25' Perez has been cautioned for going in a little too hard on Busquets in that previous 50-50 challenge.
24' De Jong's flicked pass is short and that forces Busquets to lunge into a 50-50 challenge with Perez. Both players stay on the ground but are soon back to their feet - that could have ended a lot worse! The free-kick goes Barca's way.
23' SAVE! Braithwaite guides Silva's cross on target but it is another simple one for Ter Stegen to deal with.
22' Barca are playing some nice one-touch football around the Leganes box. Despite dominating possession and chances, it is 1-1 in terms of shots on target. Messi's floated free-kick is headed over by Lenglet.
20' SIDE-NETTING! Griezmann pokes the ball through for Vidal, who is playing in a very advanced position, but the attacking midfielder is off balance when shooting into the side-netting. That came less than a minute after Ruibal forced Ter Stegen into a routine save at the other end.
18' DRAGGED WIDE!  Fati dummies the ball and Alba runs onto it. The wing-back has only a small section of the goal to aim for and he fails to find the target, dragging the shot wide of the far post.
16' Ruibal drills a shot over the bar following a positive attacking move from the visitors. As long as it remains at just 1-0, Leganes know they have a chance of pulling off an upset here.
14' Barcelona are now up to 85 per cent possession. They have already scored one and had another ruled out, with Leganes struggling to keep them at bay. Messi is dropping very deep to pick up the ball.
12' After a lengthy VAR check, the officials' decision to rule out Griezmann's strike for offside stands. It looked very tight! Play continues and Mesa fires off target.
10' OFFSIDE! Messi lifts the ball over the top and Alba knocks it into the path of Vidal. Cuellar makes the save and Griezmann taps in the rebound, but the offside flag had already gone up. This may go to a VAR check, though...
8' The hosts have had 80 per cent of the ball so far - it could be a long day for Leganes, who already trail to a Griezmann strike. Aguirre's side turn over the ball but they lose it when launching it forward.
6' Barcelona, boosted by that early goal, are applying plenty of pressure. Leganes are desperately trying to win the ball back but Barca are just knocking it around them.
Nélson Semedo
Assist
Barcelona
4' Messi was the player who picked out Semedo, who was given far too much space. Credit to the defender for looking up and spotting Griezmann.
A. Griezmann
Goal
Barcelona
4' GOOOOOAAAAAALLLL!!!! BARCELONA 1-0 LEGANES!!! Semedo is played into acres of space down the right and cuts the ball back for Griezmann, who takes a touch to set himself and then fires across Cuellar into the far corner from 10 yards.
3' Braithwaite is not giving Barcelona's defenders a moment's peace. He chases down a long ball over the top and Pique just about manages to deal with it.
2' SHOT! With less than a minute on the clock, Braithwaite runs into some space and fires a 20-yard shot wide of the target. Barcelona were caught cold but they have since settled down.
1' KICK-OFF! Leganes get us up and running at Camp Nou in this Copa del Rey last-16 clash, aiming to pull off a big upset!
The teams are coming out onto the pitch at Camp Nou, with kick-off just moments away. 
Barcelona have won the Copa del Rey a record 30 times, including four seasons in a row prior to losing 2-1 to Valencia in last year's final. Leganes, meanwhile, have never previously lifted the trophy.
Leganes have made five changes from the stalemate at Atletico last weekend. Tarin and Siovas are restored to the back-line, with Omeruo and Bustinza dropping out, though it looks as though the visitors will stick with their three-man defence. Further forward, Ruibal and Rodriguez are selected just off Braithwaite, while Perez comes into central midfield.
Setien has made three changes to Barcelona's starting line-up on the back of the loss to Valencia five days ago. Two of those alterations come in defence as Semedo and Lenglet are given the nod over benched pair Roberto and Umtiti. Vidal replaces Arthur in midfield, but the front two of Griezmann and Messi remains the same.
Subs: Pablo Lombo, Unai Bustinza, Kenneth Omeruo, Kevin Rodrigues, Javier Eraso, Daniel Plomer, Marc Navarro.
LEGANES XI (3-4-2-1): Ivan Cuellar (c); Rodrigo Tarin, Chidozie Awaziem, Dimitrios Siovas; Roberto Rosales, Roque Mesa, Ruben Perez, Jonathan Silva; Aitor Ruibal, Oscar Rodriguez; Martin Braithwaite.
Subs: Inaki Pena, Junior Firpo, Alex Collado, Sergi Roberto, Arthur, Samuel Umtiti, Ivan Rakitic.
BARCELONA XI (3-4-1-2): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet; Ansu Fati, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Jordi Alba; Arturo Vidal; Lionel Messi (c), Antoine Griezmann.
Leganes have come through three rounds to make it this far. After seeing off Real Murcia 4-1 last time out, they found life a lot tougher against Ebro as Jonathan Silva's goal on the brink of half-time proved the difference. Javier Aguirre's side held Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw in LaLiga at the weekend, but they remain in the relegation zone and are 28 points worse off than today's opponents.
Antoine Griezmann scored a couple of second-half goals, including one in the 94th minute, as Barcelona survived a major scare by recovering from a goal down to beat minnows Ibiza 2-1 last week. They followed that up with a 2-0 loss to Valencia in LaLiga at the weekend, meaning a first defeat for new boss Quique Setien in his third game in charge.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Copa del Rey last-16 clash between Barcelona and Leganes at Camp Nou.