Barcelona returns to victory roads in La Liga after cruising to a 3-0 win over Levante on Sunday afternoon following two draws in a row. Winning a penalty after being tripped in the box Memphis Depay was involved from the start and the Dutchman dusted himself off to step up and convert the penalty, giving the Blaugrana an early lead.
Only after 13 minutes, the match score was 2-0. Luuk de Jong made no mistake in opening his Barça account when Sergino Dest entered and rolled the ball into the path of an unmarked Jong. Blaugrana went into the break with a two-goal lead after Gerard Pique missed the target on the volley and a great chance to make it three goals lead.
For the entire 30 minutes, Barcelona dominated the game, denying Levante a shot on goal until the final 10 minutes. The biggest cheer of the second half came on 81 minutes, when Ansu Fati made his long-awaited comeback from injury, donning the famous number 10 jersey.
Cutting onto his right foot and burying a shot into the near post before charging into the stands to celebrate with his group the 18-year-old made his comeback with a brilliant goal. The hosts cruised to a 3-0 victory, closing the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to five points. Watch football highlights of the La Liga match where Barcelona win over Levante after a poor performance in the season.
Barcelona 3 – 0 Levante
Goals: 1 – 0 Depay 6, 2 – 0 de Jong 14, 3 – 0 Fati 90+1
Bookings: Gavi; Postigo, Pepelu, Clerc
Barcelona: ter Stegen, Dest, Garcia, Pique, Mingueza, Gavi, Busquets, Nico, Depay, De Jong, Coutinho
Substitutions: Puig, Fati, Lenglet, Demir, Araujo
Levante: Fernandez, Miramon, Postigo, Mustafi, Clerc, Melero, Radoja, Pepelu, de Frutos, Marti, Gomez
Substitutions: Cantero, Morales, Rober Pier, Vukcevic, Martinez
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