Barcelona are in a real spot of bother right now.
Barca won their first four games in the league this season but have now dropped seven points in just six days, spanning three games.
They stumbled to a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou.
To be precise, Messi last league defeat came against Málaga at the Rosaleda, with the "Blanquiazules" emerging 2-0 winners back on April 8, 2017. "We have the strength in depth so we want to make the most of it". "You have a game under control and then the opposition can do damage like they (Leganes) did in one minute", Valverde said.
"The other players here are here on our own merits and we can't depend on him or Busquets, we should have been winning when they came on to the pitch".
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He said: " OPEC and OPEC nations are as usual, ripping off the rest of the world , and I don't like it, nobody should like it".
Athletic's resistance finally caved in when Munir turned in Messis low cross and Ivan Rakitic had a final chance to win it late on for the Catalans, but sent the ball flying over the bar.
In the end, Leganes hung on to claim three points and handed Barca their first defeat of the season.
"This league tells you that anything is possible and the best teams don't always win, the teams that plays the best for the 90 minutes wins", he said. 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.
Nabil El Zhar scored the equaliser for the hosts with a fantastic header before Real Madrid's loaned player to Leganes, Oscar Rodriguez got the victor.
Messi's strike partner, Luis Suarez, also criticised the team's display and said they needed to rid themselves of their dependence on their all-time top scorer.
Messi's arrival brought added impetus from the home side and once again he went close, hitting the post 13 minutes from time.