LA LIGA’S BACK!
Hola, buenas dias. Good evening one and all.
Welcome to our coverage of Barcelona’s clash with Leganes tonight.
La Liga returned five night ago after the coronavirus pandemic ground sport to a halt, and Barcelona are playing their second game since the return.
Quique Setien’s men returned from the lockdown with a 4-0 thrashing of Real Mallorca at the weekend.
Goals from Arturo Vidal, Martin Braithwaite, Jordi Alba and (of course) Lionel Messi made it a thumping win for the Catalans.
And with Real Madrid not in next action until Thursday night, Barca can go five points clear in La Liga with victory tonight.
Just before lockdown, Barcelona were beaten by Real Madrid in El Clasico and playing catch-up in the title race.
But with 10 games to go the Catalan side are in pole position to win their third straight Spanish title and a 27th overall.
Kick-off is at 10pm Spanish time, 9pm if you’re following my coverage from the UK.
It’s a busy evening and midweek bill in general tonight so I’ll do my best to keep you up to date with the big picture.
Strap yourselves in, get comfortable, I’ll be back with team news shortly.