It was a coming together of Barcelona’s past, present, and future as Ansu Fati and Lionel Messi secured all three points in a two-nil win over Leganes.
Lionel Messi has suffered more injuries in the past 12 months than almost his entire career and his ability to carry the team for much longer has been questioned.
On the night though, the past, present, and future of the club were on show in what was an almost onesided game.
Fati showed what all the fuss was about and that he is the future of the Catalan giants. While Messi showed there was nothing to worry about as he led his team to yet another victory.
It was in the 42nd minute that Fati demonstrated why United are willing to break the bank and why Barcelona are desperate to hang on to the 17-year-old.
Then in the 69th minute, Lionel Messi showed that he was still the GOAT and not quite ready to relinquish his crown as king of Barcelona just yet.
The Argentine went on a run from the halfway line, that demonstrated skill, balance, and brute strength as he shrugged off challenge after challenge.
He was eventually fouled and won a penalty. Of course, he stepped up and calmly scored like it was nothing.
Barcelona maintains their lead at the top of La Liga, only a slip up from the Camp Nou based side can ruin Quique Setien’s first title.