Barcelona are bad losers - Leganes goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar

A crest fallen Gerard Pique gifts Leganes the lead

A crest fallen Gerard Pique gifts Leganes the lead

But second half goals from Nabil El Zhar and Oscar Rodriguez Arnais, who capitalised on Pique's mistake have given Los Peperinos a surprise lead.

Barca were further frustrated 10 minutes from time as Ivan Cuellar pulled off a sensational double stop to deny Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic and secure a famous win - Leganes' first over the Catalan giants.

"There are no excuses today", Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets said. When you concede two goals in two minutes, of course, you're not happy with the result.

"I mean, we have a squad of unbelievable quality, but sometimes it's more than this".

Leaders Barcelona and European champions Real Madrid both suffered shock La Liga losses on Wednesday, with bottom club Leganes and a rampant Sevilla playing starring roles.

He also started without Suarez to give forward Munir El Haddadi a first competitive start since returning on loan from Alaves and Barca lacked fluidity up front even though they took the lead when Coutinho received a crossfield pass from Messi and flicked the ball into the air before volleying home.

Mauricio Pellegrino's troops had finished the half strongly and they came flying out of the blocks after the restart to score twice in the space of a minute.

"Sometimes it's hard to explain what happens in a game".

Under what appeared to be very little pressure, Pique's skewed clearance fell straight at the feet of Arnais, giving Leganes a second goal in a minute and turning the match on it's head. At 1-0 you're close to an accident. Then they sat back and made it hard for us to create chances. "That's five points dropped in three days and it's hard to explain".

"I will say it as it is: sometimes we are pissed and you are not in the mood, you just want to walk in [to the dressing room]".

Barca were undone by Leganes's high pressing and Valverde is aware of the threat Athletic pose to his side with coach Eduardo Berizzo, who masterminded three wins out of six games against Barca when he was coach of Celta Vigo.

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