La Liga 2019 Barcelona vs Levante Highlights – La Liga leaders conceded with 3 goals in quick succession in the second half as they were falling behind. From the start, Barça established themselves as the dominant side in the game. They took control of the ball and forced the Levante team to look hungry to press to retreat and defend deep inside their half to try and stop the Barça team which was coming forward in numbers to break down Levante’s solid defence.
La Liga 2019 Barcelona vs Levante Highlights – Most of the creative flair of Barcelona’s attack came from the left wing with the trio of Arthur, Nélson Semedo, and Antoine Griezmann who were constantly looking for each other. Semedo was fouled inside the box by Miramón and Barcelona got awarded with the penalty that was taken by none other than Lionel Messi. Messi scored giving the Blaugrana a deserved lead for a very dominant and sharp performance in the first of the game.
La Liga 2019 Barcelona vs Levante Highlights
Barcelona’s energy levels were reduced when they came on the pitch in the second half. Barca was more than happy to keep the ball and rotate it just relying on that one goal margin to take the win over the line. This invited the Levante offence to push which made things difficult for the Barcelona defence. It took only 15 minutes for Levante to understand Barcelona’s game plan and they struck to level with Campaña.
La Liga 2019 Barcelona vs Levante Highlights – Levante later finding Borja Mayoral who put his team in front scored with a great strike from outside the box. Just to make matters from bad to worse, Radoja made it 3-1 after a poor clearance from the french defender Lenglet who gave him a chance to score an ugly volley that deflected off Busquets, and the Barça defence managed to concede three goals in just eight minutes.
La Liga 2019 Barcelona vs Levante Highlights – For the rest of the game, the Barcelona side was forced to play catchup. Messi had a goal that was correctly disallowed by the VAR(Video Assistance Referee) for an offside call on Griezmann. The final whistle blew after a lacklustre performance by the Blaugrana. Questions were once again pointed at Barcelona’s manager, Valverde for the poor second-half performance which is also one of the characteristics of his side these days. Barcelona got lucky as Real Madrid was unable to capitalize and themselves dropped points. Both the arch-rivals now sit at 22 points after 11 matches.