Pique enjoys new Barca system

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique enjoyed the system employed by manager Luis Enrique in their 5-1 demolition of Leganes on Saturday.

Enrique employed three central defenders for the clash against the newly-promoted side to allow the team to transition from defence to attack quicker than usual.

And the system clearly worked with Lionel Messi (15, 55 PG), Luis Suarez (31), Neymar (44) and Rafinha (64) all benefiting, with only Gabriel on target for the home side, in the 80th minute.

After the match, Pique told the club's official website that the way they played left the side "very exposed but at the same time benefits the attacking play of the team."

He added: "We had many one on ones against a very attacking Leganes team. It is more fun because you participate a lot more.

"We set out a very attacking game. The three that we have up front took full advantage of the spaces."

In their last La Liga game, Barcelona suffered a shock defeat to another newly-promoted team in Deportivo Alaves, before thrashing Celtic in the Champions League, with Pique explaining: "It is important to bounce back from a defeat as quickly as possible with victories as we did against Celtic and today.

"The team can adapt to different systems. We have very talented players who can adapt to what the coach asks all the time depending on who we are facing."

Rafinha, who scored an absolute pearler of a goal added: "Football is tough, we are prepared to face anything. They offered us space which, with three players we have up front, goals are a guarantee."

While goalkeeper Ter Stegen commented: "We are very content with the win. We wanted to score to relax.

"With this system we played very well. We managed to score five times and win the game."

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