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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

Match ends, Levante 0, Barcelona 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Levante 0, Barcelona 2.

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.

Foul by Luis Suárez (Barcelona).

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

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

Foul by Simao Mate (Levante).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

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

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Víctor Camarasa.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Iván López (Levante).

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

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

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

Foul by Giuseppe Rossi (Levante).

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Mauricio Cuero replaces Verza.

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Aleix Vidal replaces Dani Alves.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Víctor Camarasa replaces Deyverson.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Nabil Ghilas replaces David Navarro.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Sergio Busquets replaces Ivan Rakitic.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jefferson Lerma (Levante) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jefferson Lerma (Levante).

Attempt saved. Deyverson (Levante) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Giuseppe Rossi.

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Deyverson (Levante).

Booking

Dani Alves (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dani Alves (Barcelona).

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

Offside, Barcelona. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Toño (Levante).

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Diego Mariño.

Attempt saved. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Neymar with a cross.

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