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Omeruo missing as bottom place Leganes shock Barca 2-1


Nigeria international Kenneth Omeruo was missing for Spanish side Leganes who secured a historic win, after coming from behind to defeat league leaders Barcelona 2-1 on Wednesday night in the La liga.

Omeruo was left out by Leganes manager Mauricio Pellegrino after failing to return to Spain on time from Nigeria where he had gone to attend to personal matters.


Since joining the bottom placed club from Chelsea on loan this season, Omeruo has not played a single match for Leganes after five round of matches.

The win is the biggest in the history of Leganes, and the first for Pellegrino since taking charge of the team. It is the second defeat for Barcelona in their last 51 La Liga games.

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Former Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho scored for Barca in the 12th minute with Nabil El Zhar getting the equaliser for the home side in the 52nd minute and the winning goal coming a minute later through Oscar. The game produced six yellow cards from centre referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco.

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