FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-1 Levante: 10 shots for Messi, a lot of them in the second half, and Barça could not increase the lead while the defense suffered again. But this is a key win and a step in the right direction. Good job, boys!
GOAL, Barcelona 2-1 Levante (Rochina 92’): Rochina scores a late goal for Levante.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 2-0 Levante: Come on, boys! Let’s keep the momentum going and score more goals!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-0 Levante: Very good first half performance from Barça and a deserved two-goal lead. Levante have been a little dangerous on the counter but nothing to scare the home team.
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 2-0 Levante (Ansu Fati 32’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!! Less than two minutes later it’s another Messi assist and another goal for Ansu Fati, this time with his weaker left foot!
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 1-0 Levante (Ansu Fati 30’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Lionel Messi finds Ansu Fati with a GENIUS through ball, and the youngster shows great composure to knock the ball past the defender and place the ball under the keeper for the opener. What a goal!
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Levante: Come on, boys! Let’s play well and win this thing!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Griezmann, Ansu Fati (4-3-3)
Bench: Iñaki Peña (GK), Umtiti, Firpo, Roberto, Arthur, Puig, Collado
Starting XI: Aitor Fdez; Miramón, Vezo, Postigo, Toño; Rochina, Vukcevic, Melero, Campaña; Martí, Morales (4-4-2)
Bench: Cárdenas (GK), Duarte, Hernâni, Bardhi, Clerc, Mayoral, Coke
WELCOME TO THE GREATEST STADIUM ON EARTH!!! For the second time this week the Camp Nou will be the home of a Barcelona match, with the Blaugrana playing a tough game against Levante. Barça need to keep pace with leaders Real Madrid but Levante are always a big challenge, so this should be a good one. And you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 22
Date/Time: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Monday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Adrián Cordero Vega
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Matchday Thread Rules
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, be careful with the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!