Embarrassing error dumps Barcelona to shock defeat

Leganes won their first league game of the season

Messi was given a rest by coach Ernesto Valverde, seemingly with one eye on Wednesday's Champions League trip to Tottenham, but it backfired.

"He has four games in 10 days and I think it's good for Leo to rest, like [Sergio] Busquets, thinking of the Champions League".

"I know it was a risky decision but if it had gone well no-one would have even asked me about it".

Messi was a surprise absentee from the starting line-up, along with Sergio Busquets, but he and the Spain midfielder were both called into action in the second half after Oscar de Marcos had put the visitors ahead.

Oscar Rodriguez, a former member of Real Madrid's youth teams, who is on loan with Leganes, took advantage of Pique's uncharacteristic mistake to score the 53rd-minute victor.

Athletic was trying to win at Camp Nou for the first time since 2001.

Leganes' victor came thanks to a blunder by veteran central defender, Gerard Pique, who misplayed a shot while trying to clear the ball from inside the area.

Brazil superstar Philippe Coutinho opened scoring for the Catalans in the 12th minute of the encounter after being assisted by Lionel Messi.

AC Milan loanee Silva pounced four minutes later after poor goalkeeping from Thibaut Courtois, netting for the sixth time this season and moving above Lionel Messi as the top scorer in Spain, although Gareth Bale nearly pulled one back for Real when his shot struck the post. But just as it appeared Valverde's men were set for a second successive defeat, Messi's cross found substitute Munir and he converted from close range to make it 1-1.

Barcelona are still top of the league but they have slipped up for three games in a row and are far from their best. We have to get better'.

On a night when the entire team more or less flopped, we take a detailed look at every player's performance.

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