Levante 3-3 Barcelona – Levante and Barca share the honours after a 3-3 draw

Both sides unable to make the difference as Levante and Barca draw 3-3
Levante vs. Barcelona
Jose Montes

Jose Montes

If you read Jose’s writing, you would never think that he is anything but professional. However, he is the joker of our team.

On Tuesday, Levante and Barca were held to a 3-3 draw at the Ciutat de Valencia. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Levante were looking for a victory following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Alaves in their previous game. Barca secured a point against Atletico Madrid in their previous match. As it stands, Levante and Barca are 13th, (40 points) and 2nd, (76 points), in the league respectively, after 36 matches.

Los Blaugranas started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to Lionel Messi finding the net at the 25 minute mark. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Pedri, 34 minutes in. The score at half time was 0-2.

The Frogs took the initiative in the second half, with Gonzalo Melero finding the net, 57 minutes in. The momentum was now with Levante, who then scored again through a goal from Jose Luis Morales after 59 minutes to establish a 2-2. However, each side looked hungry to win and Barca then found the back of the net, on 64 minutes thanks to Ousmane Dembele, taking the score to 3-2. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Sergio Leon equalised for Levante in the 83rd minute, leaving the final score at 3-3.

For Levante, Dani Gomez, Mickael Malsa, Coke, Sergio Leon and Giorgi Kochorashvili, came on for Enis Bardhi, Oscar Duarte, Jorge Miramon, Roger Marti and Jose Luis Morales. Barca brought on Sergi Roberto, Oscar Mingueza, Sergino Dest, Martin Braithwaite and Riqui Puig, to replace Ronald Araujo, Pedri, Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann and Sergi Roberto.

There were bookings for Jorge De Frutos Sebastian and Jose Luis Morales from Levante, and Frenkie De Jong and Clement Lenglet, for Barca.

Levante will next travel to Getafe, while Barca will face Celta Vigo at home.

Technical card:
Levante: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Clement Lenglet, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie De Jong, Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi
Barcelona: Aitor Fernandez, Jorge Miramon, Oscar Duarte, Ruben Vezo, Tono, Jorge De Frutos Sebastian, Rober Pier, Gonzalo Melero, Enis Bardhi, Jose Luis Morales and Roger Marti
Stadium: the Ciutat de Valencia
Goals: Lionel Messi (0-1, min. 25), Pedri (0-2, min. 34), Gonzalo Melero (1-2, min. 57), Jose Luis Morales (2-2, min. 59), Ousmane Dembele (2-3, min. 64) and Sergio Leon (3-3, min. 83)

 

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