Lionel Messi’s goal against Levante made it 600 for the Argentine in the famous No. 10 shirt at Barcelona. The captain took over the number in 2008-09 after Ronaldinho’s departure.
Ronald Koeman is still optimistic his team can win La Liga after a 1-0 victory over Levante cut the gap to leaders Real Sociedad top to nine points.
Sergio Busquets equalled Carles Puyol’s record of 593 games for Barcelona on Sunday. Only Andres Iniesta (674), Messi (744) and Xavi Hérnadez (767) have played more times.
Gerard Pique was at the Camp Nou on Sunday to watch his team. The center-back, who is out with a knee injury, was spotted in the stands on Sunday night.
Levante boss Paco Lopez felt his team should have had a late penalty against Barcelona for a handball by Samuel Umtiti. The incident was checked by VAR but not given.
Barca will discover their next Champions League opponents on Monday. Koeman’s men could be drawn against Bayern, Liverpool, PSG, Dortmund or Chelsea.
Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud says Lionel Messi’s salary is “unsustainable” and that they would need him to take a salary cut if he is to extend his stay.
Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing Memphis Depay this summer. The club want to use his good relationship with Neymar to bring him to the Parc des Princes.
Barcelona B enjoyed a 2-1 win over Espanyol on Sunday. Goals from Peque and Rey Manaj secured the bragging rights and made it two wins in a row at the Johan Cruyff Stadium.