It is not new, it was not even perfect, but it will never cease to be historical. Ten minutes of revolution were enough for the Levant to grow and knock down the leader of the League. Just as he did in 2018, swiping at Barça the honor of being the only team that closed an entire undefeated League. Then it was only a statistic, but yesterday he was able to shame the Valverde team , which showed too many signs of helplessness in a match that was put on its face. [Narration and statistics]
The Levante is not a team that usually leaves its goal to zero. The risk was inoculated by Paco López in the DNA and, although it has given some disgust, it causes them to never lower their arms. The task of beating Barça knew that it was almost titanic, and they did not shy away from it. They caused his rival to find it hard to find where to harm him. A weak shot of Suarez at the hands of Aitor and a shot of Sergi Roberto in the center of the Uruguayan had a clear response to the beans that Campaña , only in the heart of the area, sent over the crossbar.
The Levant did not feel too overwhelmed and sought to exploit his best weapon, the speed in attack, with an over-excitation point and giving the first indications of where he was going to falter. Semedo, with a changed leg, began looking for Tickle to Miramón , who eventually gave up a center that Griezmann put to the area and cleared Postigo.
With Messi eclipsed between the lines - he only found Griezmann once and his shot was taken off with the Aitor foot -, it took Barça to exploit his left wing, from where he ended up taking a controversial penalty from Miramón to Semedo that the VAR reviewed, but not to appreciate that the play was preceded by an offside.
It seemed that Barça, with the sixth goal of Messi in this League, shook the pressure and minimized the loss of Suarez , who left injured before the break. The goal scooped the Levante, who could fit the second in a shot of the Argentine who took Miramon on the line.
Upon returning from the locker room, the situation changed. The club leaned in its advantage and accumulated a nonsense after another . The granotas took advantage and in eight effervescent minutes, they turned the game around. A bad clearance of Piqué that Vidal does not win in the fight with Morales, Borja Mayoral cedes it to Campaña, who came only in the race to beat Ter Stegen.
Two minutes later, Mayoral delved into the wound with a right hand from the front. And the third, again initiated by a bad clearance, was hunted by Radoja to bury the hopes of a club that was not comfortable. Messi appeared alone before Aitor, but his goal was canceled because he relied on Griezmann for offside.
Valverde went on to the idea that, despite shaking the bench, they were on their way to the third defeat in the League. As in Granada and Bilbao, they had been overtaken by a basic team, with clear and more successful ideas .
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