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Levante LEV
Campaña 60',Mayoral 62',Radoja 67'
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Messi 37' (p)

Barcelona collapse in second half against lively Levante


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Barcelona lose to Levante. They took the lead through a Messi penalty in the first half although there were question marks over whether Griezmann was offside or not in the build-up. 

Levante were the better side in the second half and score three in 10 minutes. The first came from Campaña, Mayoral and Radoja in seven minutes. That was all she wrote as Barcelona tried and failed to break through to even get one back. 




Melero misses. Would have been icing on the cake there as Levante break and Barcelona are left short-handed at the back.


Ansu Fati wins a corner. Barcelona getting beyond desperate now. Headed clear by Levante.


Messi with a lovely little clipped pass into Ansu Fati. He heads down into the keeper's hands.


Four minutes to be added on.


Levante fans with a cheer for every pass.


Fati with a strike. Not a bad effort as he takes it onto his right and curls wide.


Ansu Fati with a yellow now. Radoja wins it back off him and he clatters into him, taking him down.


Ansu Fati whistled as he runs into the box. He grabbed Miramon's arm when he knew he had got the better of him and pulls him down. 


Sergi Roberto with a yellow. He takes Mayoral out of it as he races past him.


Messi launches one at goal. Blocked. Barcelona keep pushing and win a corner.


Barcelona building again but Levante standing firm.


Wait a minute. It was offside. It was Griezmann coming back late before laying it off to Messi.


Griezmann lays it off to Messi and he finishes at the second attempt. 3-2 and we still have 75 minutes to play.


Morales with a lovely move to leave Lenglet for dead and he puts it acros goal but nobody there to turn it home.


Hard to see what just happened to Barcelona. They've collapsed. Levante on the march against as Campaña lays it off to Rochina and he blazes over.


GOAL! Raoja with the finish. He hits it with his left foot and it takes a wicked deflection to beat Ter Stegen, who had no chance.


Lenglet booked now. He catches Melero with a should near to the chest. A little bit soft, it must be said.


Ansu Fati comes on for Arthur.


Piqué gets himself a booking. Levante fans all fired up.


OFFSIDE! Barcelona get lucky. Levante coming at them in waves.


GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! Mayoral with the finish. Almost identical spot to Campaña's finish. Takes the ball, swivels and strikes. Wow!! 


Changes for coming for Barcelona. Busquets is ready.


GOAL! Levante draw level. Campaña with the finish after ball played to him from Morales. 1-1. Game very much on.


Mesis gets the ball in the box but loses it. Way too tight a space.


More purpose now fromLevante. Ball out to Campaña from Melero and he shoots. Ter Stegen with a safe pair of hands.


Griezmann gets a yellow card now for a stamp on a Levante player. 


Barcelona under a little bit of pressure now but Mayoral gets blown for offside.


Bardhi takes Roberto out of it and gets the ball but he slid in quite wildly. Levante fans don't agree, surprisingly.


Barcelona just taking the sting out of any ideas Levante might have been having. They're holding the ball well now.


Mayoral lays it off out wide and it's sent into the box. Piqué clears. Levante with a bright start to the second half.


Vidal down now grabbing his ankle. He dove into a challenge and blocked Campaña's shot but came out the worst of it. He gets up and limps on.


We are back underway for the second half.




Vidal catches Melero late on the ankle. 


Two minutes of added time at the end of the first half.


Perez with the ball in from the left now and Griezmann is inside waiting. Doesn't arrive though as it's cleared.


Another chance. Messi this time pokes it between Aitor's legs from a ball in off the right. He saves with a trailing hand and it's cleared. Barcelona pushing for the second.


Griezmann into the striker role.


Suárez off injured. Perez on.


Debate now over whether Suárez will go off or not. Vidal and Suárez tell the bench to calm down as he will try to play on. He might make it to half-time.


Messi. Goal. No chance for the keeper. Top corner.


Miramon gives away the penalty. Arthur slips Semedo in and Miramon arrives late and takes him down. Easy decision for the referee.


Ball into the path of Griezmann but it's too heavy from Semedo.


Suarez is limping. He looks to have hurt himself and that's the reason for the two lads warming up. 


Ansu Fati and Carles Perez warming up. 


Griezmann comes steaming into the box from the right and he shoots. Aitor Fernandez with a good save with his foot as Griezmann tries to land it in the bottom corner. 


Pique seems to have hurt himself as he tries to clear and kind of steps awkwardly. Mayoral blocks it and Piqué is slow to get up.


Arthur picks out Roberto's run from the right and he heads it down to Vidal. Just a smidgeon away from the Chilean though as Levante break.


Barcelona have wrestled control back here. Free for them in the middle of the field as Melero catches Sergi Roberto. 


Ball sent in and Aitor Fernandez grabs it.


Suárez goes down in an absolute heap after being caight by Clerc. Free for Barcelona way out on the right. 


Another chance, very similar to the one earlier for Griezmann, as Semedo puts him through. He cuts this one back but Levante block it and it's a corner.


Semedo sets Griezmann free and he shoots into the side netting. Suárez and Vidal inside and they wanted it! 


Levante continue to lather on the pressure. It's that left hand side where Barcelona are having prolblems (their right). Mayoral with a shot that's blocked before Campaña runs it out for a throw in.


Another dangerous attack from Levante. Ball whipped in from the left and Lenglet gets it away but it's sent back in again. Vidal and Piqué with a communication breakdown as it is put out for a corner.


Ball is blazed in from the corner and Melero heads it over at the front post.


Levante win a corner. Campaña with the strike and Lenglet gets a foot on it. Much better from the home side now after a shoddy start. 


Bardhu taken out of it now. Arthur hits him late and he's on very thin ice. Levante fans want a second yellow but that would be really harsh.


Arthur gets the yellow instead. Referee gets a voice from the VAR's room and tells Suárez he's innocent before showing the card to Arthur.


An early yellow for Suárez. He take Miramon down, although it looked like it was Arthur, and gets himself booked. 


Campaña with the pass out to the left. He was hoping his left-back was rushing onto it but he's not. Out for a throw.


Morales takes a clearance down and as De Jong steps in front of him, he catches the Dutch midfielder. Free but Levante fans not happy. Morales joins them in their dislike for the decision.


Barcelona dominant here after seven minutes. Levante can't get on the ball, their counters have amounted to nothing and Barcelona can sense they have the upper hand early.


Messi with a nice pass out to Sergi Roberto. Played back inside and Suárez strikes after purchasing himself a yard. Snap shot is saved easily by Aitor.


Messi plays it square to Arthur, who dummies it. He heard a phantom call behind him. Griezmann was there but nowhere near getting the ball. Levante lose is on the counter. 


Griezmann with a sloppy touch into the air. Semedo and Campaña collide as they go for the ball. Some high feet flying there but no frees. 


Levante attack down the right and Morales gets played through. He scuffs his cross though and Barcelona clear. Lively start to this one.


We are underway! 

Morales will become the Levante player with most appearances for the club today. The captain will play his 201st game.

Valverde says Griezmann will start "provided he achieves his expectations". The manager says he isn't a big fan of talking about droppable and undroppable players but says Griezmann will play if he keeps doing what's expected of him.

LaLiga table

A look at the LaLiga table before kick-off. Barcelona looking to extend their one-point lead with Atlético and Real Madrid playing later tonight and Granada playing on Sunday night against Real Sociedad.

Barcelona's bench for the game.

Barcelona have lost two of their last five games against Levante. There was that incredible 5-4 at the end of the season that broke Barcelona's invincible season and they also lost 2-1 in the Copa del Rey before returning to the Camp Nou and knocking Levante out on a scoreline of 3-0.

Levante XI: Levante XI: Aitor, Radoja, Bardhi, Morales, Vezo, Postigo, Clerc, Miramon, Mayoral, Melero, Campaña.

A strange one with Junior Firpo left out of the squad too with Jordi Alba rested too. Semedo will deputise at left-back.

A novel trio in midfield for Valverde as he opts for Vidal, De Jong and Arthur and gives Sergio Busquets a break.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Sergi Roberto, Arthur, Vidal, De Jong, Messi, Suárez, Griezmann.

He is in fine form and I personally would not be betting against him adding to that tally today!

Much was made of Griezmann's 'The Decision' documentary and the anger it sparked at Barcelona at board level and in the dressing room but Piqué says Messi and the Frenchman's relationship is good.


He should start, that is. Griezmann has started away from home this season but missed the last two home games. His absences have been met with silence in Barcelona. It is a taboo subject, it seems.

The big news is that Ousmané Dembélé is available for Barcelona again after a two-game suspension. Valverde has opted to leave him out though in a strange twist. A player who needs games and has lacked consistency has been left out despite not being injured has naturally caused a stir. It means Griezmann will start though.

Hello and welcome to our live online coverage of Levante vs Barcelona as Ernesto Valverde's side look to take more control of the top spot in LaLiga. Kick-off is at 16:00 CET. 


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