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Summary

  1. Barcelona go three points clear at top
  2. Luis Enrique's 100th match in charge
  3. Levante bottom of La Liga, five points from safety

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME - Levante 0-2 Barcelona

All over. Hope for Levante in their fight against relegation - despite defeat. Barca produce a scrappy performance but march on. They are now three points clear at the top of La Liga with one game in hand. This was their 11th straight league and cup win, while they have equalled the Spanish record of 28 unbeaten games in Luis Enrique's 100th match in charge.

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Levante 0-2 Barcelona

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi celebrate
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Barcelona save their best for last as Luis Suarez nets his 36th goal of the season with a composed finish following Lionel Messi's lay-off. The points are in the bag despite an under-par display.

GOAL - Levante 0-2 Barcelona

Luis Suarez

YELLOW CARD

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Sergio Busquets and Jefferson Lerma compete for the ball
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This is ending with both teams conceding a string of free-kicks. Seven yellow cards in total. Dirty game? Not at all.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Ten shots each for Levante and Barca - three on target for both. The all important stat Levante trail their opponents on is the goal count. Barca are moments away from going three points clear at the top of the table.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Of course, Barca are entitled to a rare off day after such a wonderful season. However, Luis Enrique will be anxious his side return to normal service with the business end of the season on the horizon.

YELLOW CARD

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

A ridiculous tug of Neymar's shirt by Ivan Lopez as the Barca forward burst inside the Levante half. Free-kick and a yellow card.- the sixth of the match.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Luis Enrique
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Barca's next game is Valencia at the Nou Camp on Wednesday in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final. Will Luis Enrique give Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez a night off after a lacklustre display? The Barca boss is very animated on the touchline with just under 10 minutes of normal time remaining.

SUBSTITUTION

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Final change for Levante - midfielder Verza is off and Colombian winger Mauricio Cuero is on. They're going down fighting.  

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Tono Garcia competes for the ball with Luis Suarez
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At this stage on Wednesday Barcelona were 5-0 up against Valencia. Levante can be proud of their efforts - a performance full of character to give them hope of staying up.

SUBSTITUTION

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

I bet Luis Enrique wishes he could make more than three changes after a rare lacklustre display. Here's another Barca change - defender Dani Alves is replaced by midfielder Aleix Vidal. 

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Lionel Messi
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Three against three...Neymar, Suarez and Messi are on the charge. Still Barca can't get a shot away, very sluggish by the leaders.

SUBSTITUTION

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Into the last 20 minutes and changes for both teams.

Barca's first substitution sees midfielder Sergio Busquets come on to replace Ivan Rakitic before a double change for Levante - forward Nabil Ghilas on for David Navarro and Victor Camarasa for Deyverson.

YELLOW CARD

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Lionel Messi is pulled back by David Navarro
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The yellow card count continues is rising. After Navarro is cautioned for dragging back Messi, Barca's Dani Alves is shown a yellow for a foul on midfielder Jose Luis Morales. Then Jefferson Lerma receives the fifth player to have his name taken.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

7 - Levante is the third side with more total shots against FC Barcelona in the first halves in La Liga this season. Courage

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Neymar
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Just under half an hour remaining and still Levante have had more shots than Barca - it's 9-8 but the visitors continue to boss possession.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Luis Suarez heads against a post after getting on the end of a curling free-kick...it wouldn't have counted as an off side flag is raised.

GREAT SAVE!

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Corner to Barcelona and from it Ivan Rakitic forces a wonderful reaction save from Diego Marino. Television replays show the Levante stopper did ever so well to keep that out from close range.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Deyverson and Jordi Alba compete for the ball
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The Ciutat de Valencia is by no means the biggest ground in Spain but there's a terrific atmosphere being whipped up by the 20,000-plus home fans, who will be hugely encouraged by what they are seeing.

Levante are refusing to roll over and are giving Barca a real battle.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

More frustration for Barca.

Lionel Messi has the ball in the net again but for the second time this game it is ruled out for offside. There may have been a question mark about the first being wiped out but there was no disputing this one.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Lionel Messi
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This has been a very laboured Barca performance - a shadow of the free flowing, breathless action we were treated to against Valencia in their previous game. Another effort on target by Levante - it's an overhead kick by Brazilian Deyverson but it's tame and gobbled up by Bravo.

CLOSE!

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Levante have come out all guns blazing. Claudio Bravo is forced into a full-stretch save after former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi lets fly from outside the area. That's got the home crowd going...they're sensing an equaliser.

KICK-OFF

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Will Barca step it up in the second half? We're back under way in sunny Valencia.

100 up for Torres

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A reminder that on Saturday Fernando Torres scored his 100th Atletico Madrid goal as they came from behind to beat Eibar 3-1 and top La Liga with Barcelona.

The striker, on loan from AC Milan, had been waiting for the landmark goal since scoring his 99th against the same opposition back in September.

And it came when the substitute turned home Luciano Vietto's cross from close range in the last minute.

Keko put Eibar ahead, with Jose Gimenez and Saul headers turning it around.

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@BBCSport Excellent performance from Levante so far and their unlucky to be behind. Expect Barca to up the tempo and win 3-0. #bbceurofooty

Coming up

Gary and Phil Neville
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A reminder that we have two more live text commentaries from La Liga coming up later.

Gary Neville is feeling the heat at Valencia and we will have all the action as his side take on struggling Real Betis at 15:00 GMT and then we're off to see how Real Madrid get on away to second bottom Granada (19:30 GMT).

HALF-TIME

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

No additional minutes. The referee blows right on 45 minutes and Levante, despite trailing, leave the field to rapturous applause from an appreciative home gallery. 

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Luis Enrique
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Luis Enrique does not look happy. In fact he looks like a boss who is about to deliver an almighty half-time ear bashing to his Barca players.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Free-kick just outside Levante's area. Up steps Messi and Neymar are standing over the ball. It's the latter who steps up...and it's well over. That sums up Barca's half.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Arsene Wenger will be loving this. Arsenal face Barca in the Champions League later this month - and if this is anything to go by then there is plenty for the Gunners to be optimistic about.

There's a huge scare for Barca as Levante's Jose Luis Morales is clean through but his shot hits the post before rebounding to safety.

Agony for the hosts.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Who would have thought 10 minutes before half-time that Levante would be leading 6-3 on the shots count? Barca have the lead though and unless the hosts can pull the trigger then Luis Enrique's side are going three points clear at the top with one game in hand.

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

It's all a little bit uncomfortable for Barca. Midfielder Verza sends a curling free-kick just over the bar. Messi, Neymar and Suarez have hardly got going.

CLOSE!

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

This Levante side is showing a barrel load of guts. They look like pulling level as Jefferson Lerma finds himself clear through but drags his shot wide with only Claudio Bravo to beat.

YELLOW CARD

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

It's all a little bit scrappy - certainly not the fluent, free-flowing Barca we saw against Valencia. There's a yellow card for defender Zou Feddal for a foul on Luis Suarez - and then a booking for Gerard Pique for handball on the edge of his own area.

CLOSE!

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Luis Suarez
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A great chance for Luis Suarez to make it 20 La Liga goals for the season...but he can't guide Neymar's cross home from close range. That should have been 2-0.

Touch of fortune gives Barca lead

Levante 0-1 Barcelona

Barcelona's players celebrate
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Cruel blow for Levante, who fall behind after a touch of fortune for the leaders. The hosts have done well to keep Barca at bay but Jordi Alba's clever cross at the left-hand byline is turned into the net by the unfortunate David Navarro.

GOAL - Levante 0-1 Barcelona

David Navarro own goal

CLOSE!

Levante 0-0 Barcelona

Fine full-stretch save from Diego Marino to deny Neymar his 17th La Liga goal of the season soon after Levante's first chance - Deyverson's shot at the near post over the crossbar.

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Which Barca players - if any - will join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City?

Charlie: Hopefully none of them. As a Barca fan, I want them to stay where they already are.

NoSoupForYou: He`s been gone 3 years, How many joined him at Bayern in that time..?  

Levante 0-0 Barcelona

Neymar tries to beat the Levante defence
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Levante are doing a lot better than their neighbours Valencia did at the Nou Camp the other night. Gary Neville's side were 2-0 down after 12 minutes.