Spain – 12th day
Despite the opening of the score by Messi penalty, FC Barcelona was defeated in Levante (1-3). The locals scored three goals squarely between the 60th and 68th minute of the match! This is the third setback in eleven days for Barcelona!
Decidedly, Barca is struggling to find the right formula this season. Against Levante, Ernesto Valverde's players conceded their third Liga defeat in eleven games. However, Lionel Messi had put his team on the right track, transforming a penalty obtained by Semedo just before half-time (38th). But the Valencians reversed the game in just eight minutes: Campana (60), Mayoral (63) and Radoja (68) have bent Catalans febrile. Who did not know how to come back, despite a goal denied to Messi for a preliminary offside Griezmann (75th). Barcelona remain in the lead, but under the threat of Real, Atlético, Sevilla FC and Granada. – A.M.