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Levante 0-2 Barcelona

Levante v Barcelona
Barcelona have won their past 10 league and cup games

Barcelona celebrated boss Luis Enrique's 100th match in charge with a laboured win over Levante to go three points clear at the top of La Liga.

They went ahead against the run of play when David Navarro turned Jordi Alba's cross into his own net.

Bottom-of-the-table Levante hit the woodwork through Jose Luis Morales while Giuseppe Rossi forced a fine save from Claudio Bravo.

Luis Suarez's 20th league goal of the season sealed the points.

Barcelona have one game in hand over second-placed Atletico Madrid, who had drawn level on points after beating Eibar 3-1 on Saturday.

This was a far from vintage Barca performance, but they have now won their past 10 league and cup games. They have also equalled the Spanish record of 28 matches unbeaten.

Levante meanwhile are five points from safety.

Relive the action from the Ciutat de Valencia

Line-ups

Levante

  • 1Mariño
  • 2López MendozaBooked at 83mins
  • 4NavarroBooked at 57minsSubstituted forGhilasat 69'minutes
  • 24FeddalBooked at 23mins
  • 3García Aranda
  • 7García RabascoSubstituted forCueroat 77'minutes
  • 5Mate Junior
  • 8LermaBooked at 66mins
  • 20Brum Silva AcostaSubstituted forCamarasaat 69'minutes
  • 21Rossi
  • 11Morales Nogales

Substitutes

  • 6Camarasa
  • 9Cuero
  • 13Martínez Andrade
  • 14Medjani
  • 15Orban
  • 17Xumetra
  • 23Ghilas

Barcelona

  • 13Bravo
  • 6Alves da SilvaBooked at 63minsSubstituted forVidal Parreuat 74'minutes
  • 3PiquéBooked at 28mins
  • 14Mascherano
  • 18Alba
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forBusquetsat 68'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 20Roberto Carnicer
  • 8Iniesta
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 5Busquets
  • 7Turan
  • 15Bartra
  • 17El Haddadi
  • 22Vidal Parreu
  • 24Mathieu
Referee:
Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero
Attendance:
22,424

Match Stats

Home TeamLevanteAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Levante 0, Barcelona 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Levante 0, Barcelona 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Levante 0, Barcelona 2. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luis Suárez (Barcelona).

  5. Post update

    Toño (Levante) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Simao Mate (Levante).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jefferson Lerma (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Víctor Camarasa.

  9. Booking

    Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

  11. Post update

    Toño (Levante) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Víctor Camarasa.

  13. Booking

    Iván López (Levante) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Iván López (Levante).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

  17. Post update

    Toño (Levante) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Giuseppe Rossi (Levante).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Levante. Mauricio Cuero replaces Verza.

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