Barcelona BCN
Ansu Fati 29', 31'
Levante LEV
Vezo 91'

Ansu Fati brace sinks Levante

Barcelona vs Levante: as it happened!


GAME OVER! Routine for Barcelona with two goals from Fati in the first half. They made it hard on themselves with a late goal for Hernani but they survived a late scare to win 2-1.


Levante making a game of this at the end. Cross in headed out and then Rochina blasts over the bar.


Ter Stegen said it was offside but Semedo was keeping him on.


GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! Rochina with the goal. We still havr two mintutes left. It was a shot from Rochina but hit Hernani and caught Ter Stegen out. 


Into the last minute and Messi still trying to score. He curls this one just wide. 


Fati is replaced by Riqui Puig.


Levante break. Hernani down the right but he leaves himself with too much to do and sends the cross wide.


Ball across to Fati but he can't reach. He was on for the hat-trick.


We had a long enough delay as Vukcevic hits the deck and needs help. He is eventually replaced by Bardhi.


Messi breaks through on the right. Roberto pops it to him and he rides a couple of challenges. Tries to slide it by Aitor but the keeper is equal to it and puts it out for a corner.


Sergi Roberto on now for Griezmann.


Hernani with another effort. This one off his left foot and he curls it just wide of the post.


Hernani with a shot that has venom on it. Ter Stegen saves with a strong hand over the bar. Corner. Levante have had some chances.


Alba booked too during the protests. He said something to the linesman.


Pique with a booking. He misses the Betis game after that challenge. He launched himself into a challenge on Mayoral and it not happy but it's fairly obvious.


Morales off for Mayoral and Hernani comes on too for Melero. Paco Lopez tries to make something happen.


Messi tries one from middle distance. Aitor saves.


Morales crosses low and hard. Melero hits it and forces a save from Ter Stegen.


Terrible miss from Levante. They're through and Morales strikes, hitting Ter Stegen in the hands. It falls to Rochina and he fires over. Bad miss and a chance to make a game of this.


Semedo down the right. Griezmann screaming for it and it goes to Messi instead. He plays a through ball that's not very good. Ball cleared and hits the ref straight into Griezmann's path. He calls the play back. Barça give it back to Levante.

Arthur Melo and Sergi Roberto warming up for Barcelona.


Fati down the left, causing problems again. he pops inside to Griezmann and it bobbles around. Cleared off the line but only out to Busquets who fires over the bar.


We are back underway. Can Fati get a hat-trick? At the moment it seems more likely than Levante mounting a comeback.

Teams back out onto the field. Can Levante manufacture a goal to make a game of this?




Semedo into the box now again as he runs riot down the right. He plays inside to Griezmann and the striker misses the target. Lovely ball but he had his foot turned the wrong way completely. Bad miss but Aitor did well to close down the angle.


Barcelona just toying with Levante now. That two-goal lead should see them through for the rest of the game as they hold possession. Levante struggling to really create any danger.


Semedo with the strike. He slices it off the crossbar. Messi again the provider.


Barcelona opening them up again. Corner in the end as Messi can't get a shot off and Levante scramble clear.


GOAL! Another one. And like that Levante have collapsed. Fati the scorer again. Messi plays to him and he hits it from a difficult angle. Goes through the keeper and into the net. Soft goal to concede.


GOAL! It stands. Little debate.


VAR will check. He was in line with the defender and looked onside but VAR, as we know, has a mind of its own.


GOAL! What a pass from Messi. He curls one around the defender and into Fati's path. He runs onto it and slides home.


Fati to Messi. The Barça captain does not opt for finesse this time and he slams it at the keeper! Saved with a strong palm. Another good effort as Barcelona continue to knock on the door. 


Massive gap between Barceloa defenders and midfield. Levante on the ball and the ball into Morales misses his checked run and it comes to absolutely nothing. They had a 3-on-3 there and didn't even get a shot off. 


Ansu Fati gets goalside of Miramon and the defender hassles him into a poor shot. Hint, maybe, of a push in the back but would have been very, very soft. Even the Camp Nou don't call for it. Miramon puts his hands up and says he didn't touch him. Out for a corner it goes. 


Semedo with a nice dribble to make space for himself. He crosses and it's headed out for a corner. That corner comes in and Melero touches it and nearly sends it into his own net. Another corner! Nice spell of pressure for Barcelona.


Ball into Fati and he races towards to. So does Aitor though and he nabs it as he slides. Game is opening up a bit now for both sides.


Offside from Morales. He gets in behind Pique and has him backtracking. Plays the ball across goal and the offside flag goes up.


Ball down to Griezmann now on the right. He tries to poke one into the net and it dribbles wide.


Aitor with the mortal sin. He kicks the ball straight to Messi. The Argentine takes it down and dribbles forward into a shooting position on his left. The keeper makes amends with a save and immediately raises his hand. Messi in a forgving mood.


Busquets searches for De Jong but it's off target. Some sighs from the Camp Nou. 


Oh! Messi sends one just wide of the post. Fati with a nice run into the box. He sends it to Messi, who controls and hits it with the outside of his right foot. Almost shaves the post.


Levante battling in the middle of the field. They win a free now as Barcelona struggle to find their feet.


Ball in from the right at the end of a really good counter from Levante. Roger has it taken off his toe by a teammate at the back post and it's out for a goal kick. Lovely cross, which forced Ter Stegen to hesitate. That was a real chance.


Free from Messi out the field. He sends it towards Pique but zero threat as Levante clear again.


Very docile start to this one. 


De Jong in the box again. Doesn't look comfortable at all there and Levante win the ball back. Referee says they got the ball.


The corner is fairly tame though. Worked short and then kick almost straight to Ter Stegen, who is delighted for the early touch.


There shall be no free while Rakitic and Postiga are wrestling in the box. Ref tells them to stop, they do, and we carry on. 


Morales down the left and has Semedo for company on his travails. The Portuguese puts it out for a corner.


Messi tries to corner to the near post. He loves that one and Lenglet scored from it against Leganés last week from it. Levante, however, wise to his ways and they clear.


Griezmann pops it inside to De Jong. He tries to cut it back and it's out for a corner. Griezmann picking up some nice positions on the right so far. 


Not for long though as Barcelona win it and settle on it. Rakitic to De Jon and on to Messi. Ball out wide and it's crossed in. Melero fouled by Pique and Levante win a free.


We are underway! Cross into the box from the start for Barcelona to deal with. They do and clear up the field. Levante back on the ball. 

Teams in the tunnel and that means we're close! The last LaLiga game of the weekend.

Warm-ups underway out on the Camp Nou turf. 18 degrees in Barcelona tonight! Not bad at all.

Rakitic in midfield tonight is an interesting one with Vidal out. Against Valencia, they struggled until Vidal was brought on. One of Setién's problems so far is that he doesn't have enough players to cause mayhem and Rakitic isn't the kind of player to create space for Messi or arrive late into the box.


Here's a look at the table. Barcelona still looking up at Madrid and will be regardless of the result tonight. That loss to Valencia last weekend hurt them. Another loss or draw tonight would give Getafe, victors over Athletic Bilbao earlier today, a glimpse at second! 

Barcelona players arriving for the game. 

Levante have beaten Barcelona three times in a row at home. But they have never left the Camp Nou with as much as a point! Can they change that tonight?

Barcelona lost four players during the January transfer window, but boss Quique Setien says "it's good to have a smaller squad".

They lost Todibo, Wague, Pérez and Aleña. Two defenders, a midfielder and a striker.

Levante XI: Aitor, Toño, Vezo, Postigo, Rochina, Miramon, Roger, Morales, Melero, Campaña, Vukcevic.

Lenglet has been under increasing pressure at CB. It looked like he was a nailed-on starter for a while but some recent wobbles for the whole team haven't helped. He scored against Leganés in the Copa and player quite well in that game so gets the nod tonight. Maybe Umtiti being lined up for the San Mames game on Thursday.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Lenglet, Pique, Alba, Busquets, De Jong, Rakitic, Messi, Griezmann, Fati.

The Copa del Rey draw was made on Friday too with Barcelona drawing Athletic Bilbao in San Mames. We will see their team news shortly but you'd wonder if Setién is tempted to rest a few of his players for that game?

Setién also has a rash of injuries to deal with too. Luis Suárez is out for the foreseeable future and Ousmane Dembele has not been given the all clear yet and Arturo Vidal has also been ruled out for this game. The Barça manager has just 14 first team players for Levante's visit.

Hello and welcome to our live online coverage of the LaLiga clash between Barcelona and Levante on Sunday night. The window is closed and both of these sides were hit with losses. Barcelona lost three players and Levante lost Cabaco late to a Getafe bid. Let's see how they respond in the first game since the end of the window.