A roundup of Sunday’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights… Barcelona 2-1 Leganes The Blaugrana were just minutes away from another disappointing result but Lionel Messi rescued his side on the brink of time with an opportune penalty kick. The Argentine attacker netted a brace on Sunday, which helped keep Barcelona within a point of league leaders Real Madrid at the top of Spain’s top flight. Messi entered his name on the scoresheet in the fourth minute before Unai Lopez equalized for the visitors in the 71st minute. The loss for Leganes keeps the club just two points above the relegation zone through 23 rounds of play. Real Sociedad 0-1 Villareal Samu Castillejo’s stoppage time winner kept
Barca left it late against Leganes. Late in the first half of Barcelona’s unflattering 2-1 win over Leganes on Sunday, some of the home fans verbalized their support for the defending Spanish champions’ increasingly embattled manager Luis Enrique. Two seasons ago, in Lucho’s first campaign in charge, Barca won the treble – La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.