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Levante 3-1 Barcelona: La Liga leaders fall to defeat at Levante

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has scored six goals in his last five games in all competitions

La Liga leaders Barcelona conceded three goals in seven second-half minutes as Levante came from behind to defeat Ernesto Valverde's champions.

Lionel Messi had put the visitors ahead with a 38th-minute penalty following Jorge Miramon's foul on Nelson Semedo.

Jose Campana levelled for Levante after 60 minutes, before Borja Mayoral completed the turnaround two minutes later and Nemanja Radoja added a third.

The video assistant referee then denied Messi as his side failed to respond.

The Argentine appeared to have scored an excellent solo goal after a determined run, but Antoine Griezmann had strayed offside in the build-up.

Defeat for Barcelona, their third in 11 league games this season, means Real Madrid could claim top spot in La Liga when they host Real Betis later (20:00 GMT).

Line-ups

Levante

  • 13Fernández
  • 20Miramón
  • 15Postigo
  • 14Nunes Vezo
  • 19Clerc
  • 24CampañaSubstituted forCabacoat 87'minutes
  • 5Radoja
  • 22Melero
  • 10BardhiBooked at 52minsSubstituted forRochinaat 62'minutes
  • 11MoralesSubstituted forVukcevicat 82'minutes
  • 21Mayoral

Substitutes

  • 8Santos Fortes
  • 9Martí
  • 16Rochina
  • 17Vukcevic
  • 18Cabaco
  • 23Andújar Moreno
  • 26Cárdenas

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20RobertoBooked at 81mins
  • 3PiquéBooked at 66mins
  • 15LengletBooked at 67mins
  • 2Nélson Semedo
  • 22VidalSubstituted forBusquetsat 64'minutes
  • 21de Jong
  • 8ArthurBooked at 12minsSubstituted forFatiat 66'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 10Messi
  • 9SuárezSubstituted forPérezat 41'minutes
  • 17GriezmannBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 4Rakitic
  • 5Busquets
  • 6Todibo
  • 13Murara Neto
  • 18Alba
  • 27Pérez
  • 31Fati
Referee:
Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Attendance:
22,387

Match Stats

Home TeamLevanteAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Levante 3, Barcelona 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Levante 3, Barcelona 1.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Melero (Levante) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nemanja Radoja following a fast break.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Erick Cabaco.

Attempt saved. Ansu Fati (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Offside, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto tries a through ball, but Carles Pérez is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Erick Cabaco replaces José Campaña.

Attempt missed. Ansu Fati (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Offside, Levante. Sergio Postigo tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Melero is caught offside.

Booking

Ansu Fati (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ansu Fati (Barcelona).

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

Foul by Ansu Fati (Barcelona).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Nikola Vukcevic replaces José Luis Morales.

Booking

Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).

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

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Rubén Rochina.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergi Roberto.

VAR Decision: No Goal Levante 3-1 Barcelona.

GOAL OVERTURNED BY VAR: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) scores but the goal is ruled out after a VAR review.

Offside, Barcelona. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Antoine Griezmann is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Rubén Rochina (Levante) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by José Campaña following a fast break.

Goal!

Goal! Levante 3, Barcelona 1. Nemanja Radoja (Levante) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Booking

Clément Lenglet (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Clément Lenglet (Barcelona).

Gonzalo Melero (Levante) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Ansu Fati replaces Arthur.

Booking

Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

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

Offside, Levante. José Campaña tries a through ball, but José Luis Morales is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Sergio Busquets replaces Arturo Vidal.

Goal!

Goal! Levante 2, Barcelona 1. Borja Mayoral (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by José Campaña.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Rubén Rochina replaces Enis Bardhi.

Goal!

Goal! Levante 1, Barcelona 1. José Campaña (Levante) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by José Luis Morales.

Foul by Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona1171329141522
2Real Madrid116412191222
3Atl Madrid12561127521
4Sevilla126331513221
5Granada116231813520
6Real Sociedad116141812619
7Villarreal115242516917
8Levante125251514117
9Valencia124531718-117
10Ath Bilbao11443117416
11Getafe114431715216
12Osasuna113621211115
13Real Valladolid113531114-314
14Real Betis123451421-713
15Eibar113351216-412
16Alavés11335914-512
17Mallorca11326915-611
18Celta Vigo11236614-89
19Espanyol12228620-148
20Leganés11128519-145
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