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After the 8-0 defeat to Real Madrid, Garcia claimed his side had learned from the loss but wondered why his side weren't given a penalty.

After his side's narrow 2-1 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou, Luis Garcia spoke to Europa Press pleased with the performance.

"It was a shame to concede so early [in the second-half]. We wanted to come up with options and try and win the game. We have learned the lessons of the Bernabeu. If we played openly they would have scored eight goals, these players can do that to you," stated the manager.

He continued to lament the referee's failure to give a penalty in the opening forty-five minutes after Maxwell fouled Juanlu: "I think it could have changed the game. I saw it on the TV and thought it was a penalty."

Garcia went on to praise Barcelona, and the felxibility of their squad, using the example of Sergio Busquets, who filled in at centre-back.

Hhe can play there very well. He is good all over the pitch. That diversity is inexhaustible," he concluded.

Levante will hope to be able to climb away from the bottom of the table but won't be able to do so until the return leg of their Copa del Rey match-up against Real Madrid. They head into that game eight goals adrift of los Blanchos but Luis Garcia will hope his side can re-claim some of the pride they lost before the winter break.

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