The Levante vs Barcelona match in the continuation of the top competition of the Spanish League , La Liga, ended in victory for the visitors.
This match was marred by three penalties and a late goal by Luuk de Jong. Barca, as Barcelona are known, visited Levante’s headquarters to play matchday 31 of the 2021-2022 Spanish League.
Meanwhile, the Levante vs Barcelona duel was held at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on Monday (11/4/2022). Barcelona made by Xavi Hernandez managed to bring home the three points thanks to a 3-2 victory over Levante.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored three goals for Barca in the 59th minute, Pedri (63′) and Luuk de Jong (90’+2).
Meanwhile, Levante’s two goals were all born via penalty kicks respectively by Jose Luis Morales in the 52nd minute and Gonzalo Melero in the 83rd minute.
After ending goalless in the first half, the Levante vs Barcelona duel was fierce in the second half. The hosts opened the scoring in the 52nd minute through a Jose Luis Morales penalty. Levante also led 1-0 over Barcelona.
Four minutes later, Levante got another penalty. But this time, Roger Marti’s execution failed to become a goal. Roger’s kick was thwarted by Barca goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang led Barcelona to equalize with his goal in the 59th minute, using Ousmane Dembele’s pass. In the 63rd minute, Barca were able to turn things around. Gavi’s pass completed by Pedri.
Pedri’s goal made the visitors now turn 2-1 ahead. Seven minutes of the second half remaining, the drama happened again. For the third time, Levante got a penalty.
This time, Gonzalo Melero took the penalty, who came on for Jose Campana in the second half.
Melero’s penalty kick beat Ter Stegen.
The score is now tied at 2-2. When the match at Ciutat de Valencia seemed to be ending with the same score, Luuk de Jong emerged as a Barcelona hero.
In the second half of injury time , 90+2 minutes to be exact, De Jong scored against Levante with a flying header to welcome Jordi Alba’s cross.
Luuk de Jong’s goal also locked the victory of Xavi Hernandez’s troops. The final score, Barcelona successfully beat Levante with a score of 3-2.
Lineup of Levante Vs Barcelona
Levante (5-3-2): 34-Dani Cardenas (PG); 20-Jorge Miramon, 4-Rober, 15-Sergio Postigo, 14-Ruben Vezo (Alejandro Cantero 76′), 2-Son; 5-Nemanja Radoja (Enis Bardhi 76′), 8-Pepelu, 24-Jose Campana (Gonzalo Melero 65′); 9-Roger (Daniel Gomez 65′), 11-Jose Luis Morales (Marc Pubill 90′)
Coach: Alessio Lisci
Barcelona (4-3-3): 1-Marc-Andre ter Stegen (PG); 8-Dani Alves (Clement Lenglet 81′), 4-Ronald Araujo, 24-Eric Garcia, 18-Jordi Alba; 14-Nico Gonzalez (56′), 5-Sergio Busquets, 21-Frenkie de Jong (Pablo Gavi 57′); 7-Ousmane Dembele (Adama Traore 84′), 25-Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Luuk de Jong84′), 19-Ferran Torres
Coach: Xavi Hernandez