Barça takes 3 points against Levante

January 4, 2011

Xavi equalled the record for the number of appearances for FC Barcelona on Sunday when Levante visited the Nou Camp for the first match of 2011. Xavi has now matched Migueli’s 549 appearances, having played in the first team for 13 seasons.

However, after some of the massive pre-Christmas goal-fests, the New Year seems to have put a bit of a dampner on things. While it is true that the squad was missing Leo Messi, who had been granted some extra days holiday over Christmas, they did struggle to get through to Levante’s goal.

The result was a goalless first half, although Pedro was quick to rectify this situation when they came on after the break – he scored after just a minute. Pedro also scored Barça’s second goal just 12 minutes later, his eighth goal in eight matches. And to make sure it didn’t all go Barcelona’s way, Stuani scored for Levante just nine minutes from time.

The win leaves Barcelona two points ahead of Real Madrid after their 3-2 win over Getafe yesterday.

1-0 Pedro (min 46)
2-0 Pedro (min 58)
2-1 Stuani (min 81)

Team P W D L F A Pts
1
Barcelona
17
15
1
1
53
10
46
2
Real Madrid
17
14
2
1
42
14
44
3
Villarreal
17
11
3
3
32
14
36
4
Valencia
17
9
4
4
26
20
31
5
Espanyol
17
9
1
7
19
24
28
6
Atlético Madrid
17
8
3
6
27
19
27
7
Getafe
17
8
2
7
28
25
26
8
Athletic Bilbao
17
8
1
8
26
29
25
9
Mallorca
17
7
3
7
19
20
24
10
Sevilla
17
7
2
8
22
27
23
11
Real Sociedad
17
7
1
9
23
28
22
12
Deportivo
17
5
6
5
15
20
21
13
Hércules
17
5
4
8
18
25
19
14
Racing Santander
17
5
4
8
13
23
19
15
Osasuna
17
4
5
8
15
21
17
16
Málaga
17
5
1
11
22
36
16
17
Levante
17
4
3
10
19
28
15
18
Zaragoza
17
2
7
8
16
28
13
19
Almería
17
2
7
8
15
27
13
20
Sporting Gijón
17
2
6
9
14
26
12

 

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1 Comment

  • John Hughes says:

    watched the game thought Barca were a bit off the mark,but when you are not playing to your potential and still win then that’s ok.Congratulations to Xavi for breaking the record,and hope there is plenty more to come.