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90' + 2'
Rúben Vezo
Rochina
2 - 1
65'
Piqué
Yellow Card
65'
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
31'
Ansu Fati
L. Messi
2 - 0
30'
Ansu Fati
L. Messi
1 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 5
Total Passes 755 355
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 26 9 3 70 25 +45 87 D W W W W
2 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 25 7 6 86 38 +48 82 W L W W W
3 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 18 16 4 51 27 +24 70 D W W D W
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 19 13 6 54 34 +20 70 W D W W W
5 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 18 6 14 63 49 +14 60 W L L W L
6 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 16 8 14 56 48 +8 56 D D W L D
7 Granada GRA Granada 38 16 8 14 52 45 +7 56 W W L W D
8 Getafe GET Getafe 38 14 12 12 43 37 +6 54 L L D L D
9 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 14 11 13 46 53 -7 53 L W L W D
10 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 13 13 12 46 54 -8 52 D W W L D
11 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 13 12 13 41 38 +3 51 L L W L L
12 Levante LEV Levante 38 14 7 17 47 53 -6 49 W W L L D
13 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 38 9 15 14 32 43 -11 42 W L L L W
14 Eibar EIB Eibar 38 11 9 18 39 56 -17 42 L W W D L
15 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 10 11 17 48 60 -12 41 L L L W D
16 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 10 9 19 34 59 -25 39 L W D L L
17 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 7 16 15 37 49 -12 37 D L L D D
18 Leganés LEG Leganés 38 8 12 18 30 51 -21 36 D W W D W
19 Mallorca MLL Mallorca 38 9 6 23 40 65 -25 33 D L L W L
20 Espanyol ESP Espanyol 38 5 10 23 27 58 -31 25 D L L L L

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Commentary

Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Until next time, goodbye.
Barcelona are next in action against Athletic Bilbao on Thursday in the Copa del Rey on the road, while Levante are at home to Leganes next week in LaLiga.
Barcelona close the gap back to three points to Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga courtesy of a 2-1 win over Levante this evening at Camp Nou. Ansu Fati's first-half brace was enough to secure the victory, although the visitors made life tough for the Catalan club in the second half. Fati opened the scoring in the 30th minute after latching on to a throughball from Lionel Messi before dispatching a strike through the legs of Aitor Fernandez. A minute later Barca had their second as Messi teed up Fati once more and his strike powered through the grasp of Fernandez into the back of the net. The home side were unable to kill off the game as Nelson Semedo hit the bar, while Antoine Griezmann and Messi missed good opportunities. Levante finally stirred into life and could have got back into the game early in the second half, although Jose Luis Morales, Ruben Rochina and Gonzalo Melero all failed to convert their openings. Hernani was denied by Marc-Andre ter Stegen before the visitors finally got their goal when Rochina found the net with a half-volley in stoppage time, but it was too little too late for Paco Lopez's men, who lose their fourth straight game in LaLiga.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: BARCELONA 2-1 LEVANTE
90' + 4' CHANCE! Hernani twists and turns to create room for a cross from the right flank. Barca clear their lines as far as Rochina, who lines up another left-footed effort. However, on this occasion, he slices his attempt over the bar.
Rúben Vezo
Goal
90' + 2' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! LEVANTE GET THEIR GOAL!!! 2-1!!! The visitors have been threatening throughout the half and they finally get one on the board. Rochina lines up a strike from the edge of the box and he connects sweetly with a left-footed strike on the half-volley. It travels through a crowd of players and deflects off Vezo. It's enough to distract Ter Stegen, who allows the ball to spill through his hands and into the net.
Rochina
Assist
90' + 2' Assist Rubén Rochina Naixes
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
90' Puig and Sergi Roberto combine in the final third to tee Messi for a strike, but he bends his effort wide of the post.
88' Rakitic tries his luck from distance, lining up a low drive at goal, but it's straight at Fernandez to make a comfortable save.
87' CHANCE! Rakitic loses out to Postigo from a pass out from Ter Stegen. Marti pounces on the loose ball and only has the Barca keeper to beat, but he blasts his right-footed strike over the bar. A huge opportunity spurned by the visitors.
Riqui Puig
Ansu Fati
87' There will be no hat-trick for Fati as he is withdrawn for Puig.
86' Hernani makes a good run down the right flank, but he loses his composure as he tries to send a right-footed cross into the box, slicing his attempt behind for a goal-kick.
84' Time is running out for the visitors to get back into the contest. They've had some good chances in the second half, but have not been able to capitalise.
82' CHANCE! Hernani sends Tono down the left flank and he cuts the ball back to Bardhi in the middle. The midfielder guides his effort towards the target, but it's straight at Ter Stegen, who makes a comfortable save.
Arthur
F. de Jong
80' Arthur makes his way on to the pitch to replace De Jong in the Barcelona midfield.
E. Bardhi
N. Vukčević
80' Vukcevic has to make way and is replaced by Bardhi.
78' It's not looking good for Vukcevic as the stretcher and cart appears on the field.
77' Messi cuts in from the right flank again and shapes to shoot on his left foot. He blasts his effort towards th net, but Vukcevic makes the block to deny him. The Levante midfielder stays down after the fact and requires treatment.
76' Fati desperately searches for his hat-trick, but the Levante defence crowd him out in the box before he can pull the trigger on his strike.
74' SAVE! Sergi Roberto knocks the ball to Messi in the right inside channel. He skips past two challenges with ease before shaping to shoot, but Fernandez does well to block his low strike from a tight angle.
73' WIDE! Fati goes for the spectacular as he connects with an overhead kick from De Jong's cross from the right. However, he directs his attempt just wide of the post.
72' Messi twists and turns in the final third to create space for a strike. He powers a left-footed shot towards the net, but it's straight at Fernandez.
Sergi Roberto
A. Griezmann
71' Griezmann is withdrawn for Sergi Roberto for the home side.
70' WIDE! Campana switches play across the pitch to Hernani on the right flank. He takes a touch to bring the ball on to his left foot and he creates enough space to fire at goal, only to place his effort just wide of the left post.
68' Levante have been much improved in the second half and are starting to put the home side under pressure.
66' SAVE! Rochina releases Marti into the box in the right inside channel with a ball over the top. He cuts the ball back for Hernani to strike, but the midfielder is denied by a fine one-handed save from Ter Stegen, turning his effort over the bar.
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
65' Alba is booked for dissent after the challenge from Pique.
Piqué
Yellow Card
65' Pique brings down Mayoral on the right flank and he goes into the book.
63' Messi lines up a drive from the edge of the box, but he sees his effort charged down by the Levante backline.
62' Messi floats his free-kick into the box from the left flank, but the visitors are able to clear the danger.
61' Rakitic probes on the edge of the box before being brought down by Rochina. Barca win a free-kick in a dangerous position.
Borja Mayoral
Morales
60' Morales makes way for Mayoral in the final third.
Hernâni
Melero
60' Hernani comes on to the pitch to replace Melero.
58' Messi shifts the ball on to his left foot after collecting on the right flank. He cuts inside to shoot, but his effort is straight at Fernandez.
57' Fati searches for space to strike at goal in an attempt for his hat-trick, but the winger's effort is charged down by a wall of grey shirts.
55' SAVE! Levante probe again down the right flank and Rochina cuts the ball back across the face of goal. Melero connects with a low drive towards the bottom-right corner, but Ter Stegen gets down to make the stop.
53' CHANCE! Marti releases Morales through on goal in the left inside channel with a neat flick. He goes for a powerful drive that is beaten away by Ter Stegen, but Rochina pounces on the rebound. The winger has space and time, but he blasts his attempt on the half-volley over the bar.
50' BLOCK AND WIDE! Alba raids down the left flank and cuts the ball back for Griezmann. He sees his shot charged down, but the ball loops towards Fati at the back post. He offloads back to Messi, but his effort is cleared off the line by Postigo. Busquets gathers on the edge of the box and goes for a first-time strike, only to bend his attempt wide of the post.
48' Alba releases Fati over the top down the left with a long ball, but on this occasion the flag goes up for offside against the winger.
46' We're back underway at Camp Nou.
Levante have to figure out a way to stem the tide otherwise the scoreline could get out of hand. They've been exposed time and again by the pace of Barca down the flanks and only the home side's inefficiency in front of goal has prevented a hammering. Paco Lopez has to get a response out of his team in the second half.
A brace from Ansu Fati has handed Barcelona a 2-0 lead at the break in their LaLiga clash against Levante at Camp Nou. It has been all one-way traffic in the first half between the two sides. Barca have dominated and should be further ahead as outside of Fati, they have not been clinical enough in the final third. Lionel Messi missed two good opportunities before he released Fati behind the Levante defence, with the winger slotting his effort between the legs of Aitor Fernandez. A minute later he notched his second as Messi was once again the provider, and Fati drilled his effort through Fernandez, who should have done better. Nelson Semedo then struck the bar with a fine strike on his left foot, while Antoine Griezmann could have effectively wrapped up the game before the interval, only to stab his effort wide of the post.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: BARCELONA 2-0 LEVANTE
45' WHAT A MISS!! Griezmann has to score. Semedo does brilliantly down the right flank as he beats the challenge of Tono before surging into the box. He cuts the ball back towards Griezmann in the middle, but the Frenchman can only stab his effort wide of the right post.
43' For once Messi and Fati are not on the same page as the Argentine runs across the pitch and slides a pass behind Miramon, but the movement from the winger is not there this time.
40' Messi slides an offload down to Fati on the left flank. The winger has space and time, but on this occasion he overhits his cross out for a goal-kick.
38' Barcelona have been all over the visitors for the past 20 minutes. There has been no release for Levante to cope with the pressure. The Catalan club will be searching for a vital third goal to effectively kill off the contest.
36' OFF THE BAR! Semedo is denied a special goal by the woodwork. Messi releases the Portuguese down the right inside channel and he skips past Tono's challenge with ease. He cuts back inside to get the better of Postigo, dropping his shoulder before firing a powerful left-footed strike towards goal. Fernandez can only watch as the ball soars towards the net, but it strikes the bar and bounces over.
33' The pace of Fati has been deadly for Barca to establish their two-goal lead. The visitors have no answer for the winger down the left flank.
L. Messi
Assist
31' Messi runs at the Levante defence before sliding a pass to Fati to allow the winger to finish the move.
Ansu Fati
Goal
31' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! FATI SCORES AGAIN!!!!! 2-0!!!! Barcelona double their lead as the winger blasts an effort at goal from a tight angle and it travels through the legs of Fernandez to find the net. Messi is the architect with a probing run into the box. He cannot find space to shoot so he offloads to Fati. The youngster fires at goal on his left foot, and although Fernandez should make a comfortable save, he allows it to travel through his legs. A quick-fire double for the home side.
L. Messi
Assist
30' Messi releases the run of Fati behind the Levante defence and the winger does the rest.
Ansu Fati
Goal
30' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! FATI PUTS BARCELONA AHEAD!!! 1-0!!! The home side's pressure pays off as Fati gathers Messi's pass and slots his strike through the legs of Fernandez. Messi collects the ball in the middle of the park and plays a pass behind Miramon for the run of the winger down the left flank. Fati takes the ball in stride and brushes off the challenge of Miramon before finding the back of the net.
29' SAVE! Messi weaves his way past the challenge of Postigo in the box and shapes to shoot on his left foot. He gets power behind his strike, only to see it beaten away by Fernandez.
27' Messi looks for the run of Fati again down the left, but on this occasion Miramon is wise to the threat and makes the interception.
25' Messi releases the run of Fati down the left inside channel and he bursts past Miramon, but Positgo is there to bundle the ball behind for a corner.
23' De Jong works the ball to Rakitic on the edge of the box and the midfielder goes for an early strike, only to launch his attempt harmlessly over the bar.
21' CLOSE! Fati whips a dangerous low ball into the box from a corner to cause havoc in the Levante box. The ball deflects off Vezo as he attempts to clear and trickles inches past the post.
19' Morales is played behind the Barcelona defence down the left flank. He surges down the wing and goes for a low cross into the middle, but Lenglet on the slide diverts it away from goal. It would not have counted anyway as the forward was offside.
18' CHANCE! Alba releases Griezmann over the top of the Levante defence in space down the right inside channel. He tries to poke his effort past Fernandez, only to guide his effort wide of the post.
17' SAVE! Messi pounces on a mistake in the Levante backline and he surges across the field from right to left. He goes for a strike towards the bottom-left corner, but Fernandez gets down to make the save.
16' Busquets tries to slide a pass towards Rakitic on the edge of the box, but he misplaces his offload by a fraction and it goes through for Fernandez to gather.
15' Barcelona need to work Messi into the game a bit more in the final third. The Argentine has been quiet other than his strike at goal.
13' WIDE! Fati surges down the left flank before he cuts inside on his right foot. He offloads in space to Messi, who takes a touch on his left foot before poking an effort towards goal. However, he guides his strike wide of the right post.
12' Pique loses out as he brings the ball forward from the back. He slides into Campana and concedes a free-kick and is fortunate to escape a booking.
10' Miramon sends a dangerous cross to the back post from the right flank. Marti goes for the ball, but gets in the way of Campana in a better position and neither make contact. A huge opportunity spurned by the visitors.
9' Messi floats the ball towards Pique from the free-kick, curling his effort towards the near post. However, the Spaniard is beaten in the air before the visitors clear their lines.
8' Tono catches Semedo with a late challenge in a threatening position, putting his team under pressure as a free-kick is awarded.
7' De Jong tries to bustle his way through the Levante defence on the edge of the box, but Vukcevic halts his progress with a strong challenge.
5' Rochina collects the ball short from the corner and floats a delivery into the box, but Ter Stegen comes through a crowd of players to make the claim.
4' Morales makes a good run for the visitors down the left, forcing Pique across to divert the ball behind for a corner.
2' Griezmann raids down the right flank and lifts a threatening cross into the box, but Postigo is there to head it clear of danger.
1' We're underway at Camp Nou.
Barcelona have won all 13 of their home LaLiga meetings against Levante - only against Granada (24) have they registered a better such 100% record.
Levante have made two changes from their side that was beaten by Osasuna last week. Vukcevic comes into the fold to replace Erick Cabaco, while Morales returns to the starting line-up to lead the line alongside Marti in place of Mayoral, who drops to the bench.
Setien has suggested that he needs consistency in his team to get performances back on track. He has kept faith with 10 out of the 11 starters that hammered Leganes during the week, with the only change coming in the middle of the park where Rakitic is in for Arturo Vidal, who misses out after suffering a knock.
LEVANTE SUBS: Oscar Duarte, Hernani, Enis Bardhi, Carlos Clerc, Borja Mayoral, Coke, Daniel Cardenas.
LEVANTE (4-4-2): Aitor Fernandez; Jorge Miramon, Ruben Vezo, Sergio Postigo, Tono; Ruben Rochina, Nikola Vukcevic, Gonzalo Melero, Jose Campana; Jose Luis Morales, Roger Marti. 
BARCELONA SUBS: Arthur, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Inaki Pena, Riqui Puig, Alex Collado.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ansu Fati.
Levante produced a brilliant performance to defeat Barca 3-1 on home soil in November, stunning the Catalan outfit. However, their form since then has been indifferent to say the least, which has seen the club slip down the table. Paco Lopez's men have lost three matches on the bounce in LaLiga, including their 2-0 defeat to Osasuna last time out. They have to do something to stop their slide and beating Barca to earn a double over the reigning league champions would be a good start.
Barcelona responded to their defeat to Valencia last week with a thumping 5-0 win over Leganes in the Copa del Rey, but now Quique Setien's men need to issue a statement in the league to ensure that the gap to Real Madrid at the top does not widen. Los Blancos secured a vital win over Atletico Madrid to extend their lead at the top of LaLiga to six points. The Catalan club cannot afford that gap to get larger, putting pressure on them to earn a victory tonight over a Levante side that beat them earlier in the season.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga clash between Barcelona and Levante at Camp Nou.