Decisive win against Levante after slow start

September 21, 2015

Despite completely overwhelming the visitors during the first half in terms of possession, Barcelona went into the break with a goalless draw. Most of the play happened in the Levante area but despite 70% possession the Catalans were unable to finish the job.

Back on after the break though and things fell into place. Bartra scored the opener 7 minutes into the second half in what was going to be an intense few minutes for Barcelona. Just 8 minutes later Neymar opened up the lead off a rebound. And when he was brought down in the area, Messi scored from the penalty spot.

It didn’t all go Barça’s way though. When Casadesus found the ball there was little to stop him, with Ter Stegan caught napping and with just a single defender to beat. And Messi kicked the ball well over the net when he kicked his second penalty of the night after he was brought down in the Levante area. He made up for that disappointment just minutes from the end though, single handedly charging forward and putting the ball into the Levante goal.

1-0 Bartra (min 48)
2-0 Neymar (min 54)
3-0 Messi (min 59)
3-1 Casadesús (min 64)
4-1 Messi (min 88)

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