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    1 Espanyol
    1 Osasuna
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    FT
    0 Elche
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    2 Celta
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  6. Atlético de Madrid vs. Málaga
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    1 Málaga
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  8. Real Madrid vs. Espanyol
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    3 Real Madrid
    1 Espanyol
  9. Barcelona vs. Atlético de Madrid
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    1 Barcelona
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    2 Valencia
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    1 Real Sociedad
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  12. Real Valladolid vs. Granada CF
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    0 Valladolid
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    FT
    1 Rayo
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    2 Osasuna
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  15. Almería vs. Athletic Club
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    0 Almería
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LEV
BCN
94'
FULL TIME: Levante 1-1 Barcelona
93'
Pique thinks he's won a corner kick but the referee sees it differently and the Barcelona centre back slams the ball down on the turf when he turns round and realises a goal kick has been given.
92'
Can Barcelona create one last chance before the full time whistle? They've had 70 per cent of possession in this game so far but if it stays like this they will only have a point to show for it.
91'
Rodriguez stands over the freekick 25 yards out but he slices his effort and the ball sails horribly wide of the target. The less said about that shot, the better.
90'
Four minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the second half.
89'
Levante continue to come forward and have a freekick in a good position after an over the top tackle by Roberto 30 yards out. Can the home side make anything of this?
88'
 
YELLOW CARD: Juanfran (Levante)
87'
What a chance for Levante! Barcelona lose the ball on the halfway line with the ball played out to Lopez who has acres to sprint into. But with Rodriguez free at the back post he decides to take the shot early and it's weak. Valdes saves easily.
Levante Substitution
86'
 
Levante sub: Andreas Ivanschitz OFF, Sergio Pinto ON.
85'
We're into the final five minutes and Barcelona are still looking for a winner. Dongou has been thrown on by Martino to give his team more presence up front, and of course the threat of the unknown is always great.
84'
 
Barcelona sub: Xavi OFF, Jean Marie Dongou ON.
Barcelona Substitution
83'
Levante are still looking very calm on the ball. They're not afraid to pass their way out of trouble, when others teams at this point would be lumping it long!
82'
Messi whips a dangerous looking freekick into the box but Levante are well organised once again and Navarro heads the ball away. Barcelona are starting to run out of ideas, if that ever happens.
81'
 
YELLOW CARD: Andreas Ivanschitz (Levante)
80'
Busquets tries to chip through Tello and initially the ball looks perfect for the winger but the spin on the ball means it takes a strange bounce and it drifts out of play. Levante hold strong again.
79'
The last 10 minutes of this game are going to be very interesting. All of a sudden it looks like Levante think they can actually find a winner, but they're still defending very well.
78'
Valdes is forced into a good save! Levante show more adventure to come forward on the break and when Ivanschitz gets the ball he winds up a shot from outside the box, but the Barca keeper is equal to it and beats it away.
Barcelona Substitution
77'
 
Barcelona sub: Pedro OFF, Cristian Tello ON.
76'
Under 15 minutes to play and Levante are still holding their own. Barcelona are getting very frustrated and you can understand why.
75'
It looks like Cristian Tello is getting ready in the dugout, so he will be coming on for Barcelona. Is the thinking behind that to give the away side more pace on the wings, where they've looked most dangerous?
74'
Alba breaks down the left side and plays a deep cross to the back post but Sanchez can't get over the ball and his header sails wide and high of the target, with Navas watching it.
Levante Substitution
Barcelona Substitution
73'
 
Levante sub: Ruben Garcia OFF, Issam El Adoua ON.
72'
 
Barcelona sub: Cesc Fabregas OFF, Sergi Roberto ON.
71'
Messi and Fabregas try to pick their way through the Levante backline but once again they can't find enough space and the ball bounces back to Navas, who picks it up.
70'
After soaking up so much of the Barcelona pressure at the start of the second half Levante are now starting to look somewhat dangerous on the counter attack, especially down the right wing.
68'
Another shot for Levante! They come forward on the break again with Simao playing a good cross into the box but Ivanschitz's header towards the far post is saved well by Valdes. Good effort.
67'
And now Barcelona come forward on the break through Alba but Diop gets infront of Pedro to make a crucial challenge in the box when the pass is played.
66'
Very close! Levante come forward on the counter attack for the first time in this half, but when the ball is crossed to the back post Lopez has his volleyed effort deflected wide, and the resulting corner comes to nothing.
65'
Right on cue Rodriguez is given something to chase, with Juanfran booting the ball long, but Pique does well to head back to his goalkeeper.
64'
Levante need Rodriguez to provide more of an outlet on the counter attack, just like El Zhar did in the first half. Of course it's not always that simple against Barcelona.
63'
But no matter how heroic the defending has been there's no denying that Barcelona are dominating the game now. Levante are pegged back inside their own half.
62'
Messi has another effort at goal after being found by Alba with the cutback from the byline but Juanfran throws himself in the way of the shot once again. This is incredible.
60'
Levante are giving this their all and aren't about to give up. Navas and Juanfran deserve a huge amount of credit for the way they got their team out of trouble there. Barca looked certain to score.
59'
That was outrageous! I've never seen anything like that before.
58'
Incredible! Absolutely incredible! First of all Navas makes a great one-on-one save from Messi, then Juanfran blocks off the line from Fabregas. Then the ball breaks to Messi who looks certain to score but Navas is back up quickly to claw the ball back from his own line, as Messi heads towards the target.
57'
 
Messi digs out a great pass over the top for Fabregas, who controls the ball on his knee and shoots towards goal. Navas makes a decent diving save but the flag is up, so it wouldn't have counted anyway.
Levante Substitution
56'
That's a straight swap by the home side, who have replaced their only out and out attacker with another out and out attacker. Rodriguez on for El Zhar, who put a good shift in during the first half.
55'
 
Levante sub: Nabil El Zhar OFF, Angel Rodriguez ON.
54'
Fabregas fires a shot at goal from 25 yards but Navas slaps it away from his goal. Decent effort by the former Arsenal man.
53'
Barcelona try a different approach this time, crossing a series of balls into the box but the Levante backline holds firm and clears them away one at a time.
52'
You just get the feeling that Barcelona are starting to turn the screw a little bit. They're enjoying a lot of the ball.
51'
I didn't quite see who the defender was, but whoever it was certainly stuck out a leg when Sanchez danced through the challenges but he went down far too easily and simulated contact where there was none.
50'
Sanchez goes down under the challenge of a Levante defender but the referee waves away hisw claim for a spot kick. It looked to be a dive to me.
49'
Fabregas picks out Sanchez with a wonderful diagonal ball over the top of the Levante defence but the Chilean forward's touch lets him down and Navas comes off his line to smother the eventual shot.
48'
Apparently Messi lost four KGs in the time he was out injured. I didn't even know he had four KGs to lose!
47'
The Levante offside trap holds firm again with Alba this time offside. However replays show tht the Barcelona left back was actually onside. Poor decision.
46'
So can Levante keep up the level they were playing at before the break or will Barcelona's superior quality start to tell in this second half?
45'
The second has started between Levante and Barcelona!
45'
HALF TIME: Levante 1-1 Barcelona
44'
I suppose a big triumph for Levante in this first half has been how quiet they've kept Messi, who has seen very little of the ball and when he has seen it he's not done very much with it.
43'
And now Levante come forward. I don't really want this first half to end! It's been great fun.
42'
The away team flood forward with Xavi dictating the play from the edge of the box, but when he tries to chip a pass to Sanchez at the back post Junafran clears in unorthodox fashion. It was effective though!
41'
Barcelona are starting to crank up the pressure before the break. Can they find the lead before half time? You wouldn't bet against them.
40'
Messi tries to curl a freekick towards goal from the best part of 35 yards but his effort flashes past the post with Navas covering the near post. That was a bit too far out for Messi's style of freekick.
38'
Fabregas winds up the shot from 18 yards but the pass back to him from Pedro is a little loose and allows Juanfran to make the pre-emptive block.
37'
Levante have to be praised for the way they have played after conceding the equaliser. They could have crumbled quite easily but they're putting up a strong fight and Barcelona are struggling to pick them apart.
36'
This has turned into a very entertaining game and Levante are certainly playing their part.
35'
Good chance for Barcelona after Pedro surged forward down the right and played the ball into Messi. The number 10 is tackled by Juanfran only for the ball to fall nicely to Xavi on the edge of the box, but he drags his shot wide of the target.
34'
That's what you call a tactical foul by Mascherano, who brought down El Zhar pretty cynically as Levante went on the counter attack. Barca were short in numbers at the back so a yellow card was a small price to pay.
33'
 
YELLOW CARD: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona)
32'
Barcelona are struggling to pick a pass through the final third, which is very unusual for them. Levante are doing really well in pressing them on the ball and they're right on top of Messi whenever he gets it.
31'
Messi tries to jink past Lopez but the fullback stills to his task and makes a solid challenge, taking all of the ball. Not often you see that, especially in a one-on-one situation.
30'
Caparros is pacing the touchline and looking a bit nervous. I suppose you're always nervous if you're team's playing Barcelona but with 30 minutes gone he must be pleased with how things have gone.
29'
Levante are playing a very high line and it's working at the moment, with Pedro caught offside yet again, but you just wonder how long until Barcelona crack it. Very high risk against this team.
28'
Messi has been a little withdrawn so far tonight for Barcelona. He hasn't been on the ball as much as he normally is and he's appearing to get a bit frustrated by that.
27'
El Zhar, who has been very lively up front for the home side, evades a few Barca tackles and tries to get a cross into the box where Garcia is waiting but it's headed away by Pique.
26'
This is actually a very open game at the moment. You expected Barcelona to take a stranglehold of the contest and the ball after finding the equaliser but Levante are very much in this.
25'
 
Fabregas plays a nice pass forward but Pedro doesn't keep his line and is called offside. He needed to bend his run there!
24'
Barcelona's pressing looks to be a little off tonight. When Levante have the ball they actually have time to pick a pass and dictate the tempo of the game. Not often you see that from a team playing Barca.
23'
Now Levante are enjoying a good spell of possession. They've been relatively impressive in these opening 20 minutes or so.
22'
Barcelona are starting to take full control of this game but credit to Levante, they're not giving up. Not a bit of it.
20'
Here's a statistic for you. Levante have only lost three times this season after going ahead first. Get the feeling that might become four tonight.
19'
Well that was a very similar goal to the Levante goal, with Pique unmarked inside the six yard box to head home from a corner. That's the defender's first league goal in 11 months. Timely.
18'
 
GOAL! Levante 1 Barcelona 1 (18 mins - Gerard Pique). The Catalans level the score when Pique heads home from Xavi's corner kick, planting the effort past Navas.
17'
And now Barcelona come forward on the counter attack, with Pedro shooting after cutting inside onto his right foot. But the effort is weak and Navas saves with ease.
16'
The ball is swung into the box by Lopez but Barcelona are stronger for this set piece, but when the ball drops to the edge of the penalty area Diop blasts over the bar.
15'
Lopez goes down under the challenge of Alba and the home side have a freekick in a good position on the left wing.
14'
Well that goal has certainly livened up this game. Barcelona look a little bit annoyed, understandably and they're coming forward in droves.
13'
Barcelona stream forward once again and this time Messi picks up the ball inside the box but his shot is blocked by Juanfran. There were claims of a handball there but the referee waves them away.
12'
Xavi plays a great chipped pass to the byline where Montoya is overlapping but his pass back into the box is a little weak and Navas comes off his line to claim.
11'
Set pieces proves to be a problem for Barcelona and this time Fabregas doesn't stick on Vyntra and the Levante defender makes him pay with a really good header into the net. Big goal!
10'
 
GOAL! Levante 1 (10 mins -Loukas Vyntra) Barcelona 0. The home side take the lead! The defender rises highest from a corner kick and powers a header into the bottom corner.
9'
Levante's problem isn't actually conceding goals. After all they're a decent mid-table team, currently sitting in 12th place, but they don't score enough goals. They're averaging about a goal a game this season.
8'
Barcelona have Levante pegged in their own half at the moment but the home side are defending well so far. Can they keep this up?
7'
Levante will be looking for revenge tonight. Barcelona beat them 7-0 on the opening day of the season, which actually turned out to be their biggest La Liga defeat in history. Can they avenge that loss tonight?
6'
 
Busquets plays through Messi, who is one-on-one with Navas in the opposition goal but the flag is up and the keeper saves the lobbed effort anyway.
5'
Now Barca come forward with Messi trying to chip through on the edge of the box for Pedro but Levante clear through Lopez.
4'
Levante have actually started well and come forward with pace but El Zhar is adjudged to have handled the ball just when he tries to prod a pass through the Barcelona backline.
3'
The visitors are without Neymar for this game, who picked up an ankle injury during the week. Iniesta and Pique are also missing for Barcelona.
2'
Barca kick off the second half of the season at the top of the Spanish league table and a win tonight will keep them there for a record 58th straight week. Some record.
1'
We're under way between Levante and Barcelona!
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What did you make of the first half? Can Levante win this game? Or will Barcelona crank up the pressure after the restart? Tweet me (@grahamruthven)!
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That was a very entetaining half of football. Levante have given as good as they've got and have been more than a match for Barcelona over the 45 minutes. Of course you'd still expect the Spanish champions to turn the screw after the break but they have a game on their hands!
17:55
TEAM NEWS: Levante - Keylor, Navaroo, Vyntra, El Zhar, Ruben, Juanfran, Nikos, Pedro Lopez, Ivanschitz, Diop, Simao. /// Barcelona - Valdes, Montoya, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Fabregas, Pedro, Messi, Sanchez.
17:50
I'm Graham Ruthven and you can let me know your thoughts ahead of kick-off. Can Levante cause Barcelona a problem or will Tata Martino's side stroll this? Tweet me (@grahamruthven).
17:45
Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Spanish league clash between Levante and Barcelona. We'll bring you all the action and goals as they go in. Kick-off: 18:00.

Starting Line-ups

Levante
Barcelona
    • 1
      Navas
    • 15
      Karabelas
    • 12
      Juanfran
    • 4
      Navarro
    • 6
      Vyntra
    • 21
      Ivanschitz
    • 23
      Pape Diop
    • 24
      Simao
    • 19
      Pedro López
    • 11
      Rubén García
    • 8
      El Zhar
Team Manager:  José Luis Mendilibar
    • Sánchez
    • 10
      Messi
    • 7
      Pedro
    • 6
      Xavi
    • 16
      Busquets
    • Fábregas
    • 2
      Montoya
    • 3
      Piqué
    • 14
      Mascherano
    • 18
      Alba
    • 1
      Valdés
Team Manager:  Luis Enrique
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
K. Navas 0 4 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Navarro 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
L. Vyntra 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Juanfran 0 0 0 1 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
N. Karabelas 0 0 0 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Pedro López 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 90
I. El Adoua 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Pape Diop 0 0 0 37 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 90
Simao 0 0 0 27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
A. Ivanschitz 0 1 2 17 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 87
Rubén García 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 73
N. El Zhar 0 0 0 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 56
Sergio Pinto 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Ángel 0 0 0 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 34
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Valdés 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Montoya 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
G. Piqué 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
J. Mascherano 0 0 0 1 7 0 1 2 1 0 0 90
J. Alba 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Busquets 0 0 0 96 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Xavi 0 1 1 102 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 84
F. Fábregas 0 0 1 64 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 73
Sergi Roberto 0 0 0 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 17
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Sánchez 0 0 0 38 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 90
L. Messi 0 0 1 57 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
Pedro 0 0 1 24 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 77
C. Tello 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
J. Dongou 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
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