Saturday marked the first time this season that Barcelona’s feared attacking triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar started a La Liga game together — and the outcome was predictable.
First-half goals from MSN — the first time the trio have scored in the opening 45 minutes away from home — set the tempo, before the result was sealed after the break thanks to Messi’s second and a Rafinha bullet.
Leganes did get a consolation, as Gabriel bent a superb free-kick around the wall and out of the reach of Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Barcelona was looking to avoid a second consecutive defeat to a promoted club, after a shock 2-1 defeat against Alaves at the Nou Camp last weekend and victory ensures it moves level on points with Real Madrid.
However, Zinedine Zidane’s side has a game in hand and travels to Espanyol Sunday.
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