Watch Philippe Coutinho’s goal against Leganes for Barcelona which gave the Catalans a 1-0 lead in their La Liga match.
Phillippe Coutinho opened the goalscoring for Barcelona against Leganes in a terrific fashion. The Brazilian star scored an outstanding volley from outside the box, after a skilful pass from Lionel Messi.
Barcelona aims to maintain their position at the top of the table after a disappointing draw against Girona, which saw a controversial red card for Clement Lenglet. Barcelona appealed against the red card but the Competition Committee dismissed it, which resulted in Lenglet serving a one-match ban.
Ernesto Valverde’s side are level on points with Real Madrid.
Here is the goal from Phil Coutinho which gave Barcelona the lead in their sixth La Liga match of the season.
Coutinho with another astonishing golazo. This man doesn’t know how to score normal goals.pic.twitter.com/9ApGOQlynW
— BU vids (@BarcaRaw) September 26, 2018
This is also Lionel Messi’s 700th match for FC Barcelona.
No LaLiga player has scored more league goals from outside the box since the start of last season than Philippe Coutinho:
• 5 in LaLiga
• 4 in the Premier League
Level on nine with Lionel Messi. ☄️ pic.twitter.com/XxEMstT1KV
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 26, 2018
This was Coutinho’s 10th goal in the Spanish league ever since his arrival at Barcelona in January from Liverpool.
This was the Brazilian’s second La Liga goal of the season.
9 – No other player has scored more goals from outside the box than @Phil_Coutinho in the Europe’s top five leagues since the start of last season (level with Lionel Messi). Cannon. pic.twitter.com/xp2WYOexIH
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 26, 2018
Messi producing Coutinho’s goal was the first time Leo delivered an assist to the Brazilian. Coutinho is the 56th different player to receive a Messi assist
▪ 39 at Barcelona
▪ 17 at Barcelona pic.twitter.com/ofwrPkcoTP
— M E S S I S T A T S (@MessiStats_) September 26, 2018