22 mins ago / R47
Game is over and the final score is Barcelona 3**-**0 Levante. Netherlands duo Luuk de Jong & Depay net, Fati fires on his return to win 3 pt. Here is the match report.
3 - 0
- Depay (6’ PEN)
- Luuk de Jong (13’)
- Fati (90’+1’)
This is more like it. In fact, it’s exactly like it. Barcelona waltzed past Levante for a comfortable win in La Liga on Sunday and Ansu Fati scored the third goal on his comeback from injury.
The young striker has missed close to a year with various knee problems, but came on for the final stages and capped it with a goal from distance.
Barcelona had done the hard work already, playing brilliantly, in particular youngsters Gavi and Nico in midfield.
Memphis Depay was unstoppable so that’s why Radoja cut him down in the box early on. The Dutchman coolly converted the penalty to put Barcelona ahead.
It was his compatriot Luuk de Jong who got the second, with the electric Sergino Dest playing him in and the striker finished well.
Levante barely had a sniff, they were outplayed comfortable and the second half was a carnival, with fans mainly waiting for Ansu’s promised appearance.
The forward entered the fray to great applause and then, dribbling towards goal, he fired off a low effort into the bottom corner.
He celebrated on Ronald Araujo’s shoulders before running into the stands to celebrate with his family. What a moment.
0’ The match is about to start!
6’ Penalty Goal! Barcelona 1-0 Levante (Depay)
10’ Coutinho’s long shot too atraight
13’ GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Levante (Luuk de Jong)
22’ CLOSE! Pique’s shot wide out
23’ Yellow Card! Gavi booked
35’ Depay misses good chance
38’ Gaviria’s shot stopped
49’ CNANCE! Depay’s shot blocked
57’ Yellow Card! Pepelu booked
65’ Depay’s shot stopped
70’ Dest’s shot stopped
Barcelona XI: Pique, Busquets, Luuk de Jong, Coutinho, Ter Stegen, Depay, Eric Garcia, Dest, Óscar Mingueza, Nico González, Gavi
Subs: Neto, Umtiti, Lenglet, Pena, Ronald Araujo, Riqui Puig, Fati, Y. Demir
Levante XI: Fernandez, Mustafi, Postigo, Miramon, Clerc, Radoja, Marti, Melero, Pepelu, Jorge de Frutos, Dani Gómez
Subs: Duarte, Coke, Vukcevic, Morales, Son, Enric Franquesa, Rober, Pablo Martínez, Álex Blesa, Alejandro Cantero, Pablo Cuñat