Thriller in Valencia.The Catalans miss a golden chance to go top of La Liga. Barca has a weaker defense and it is starting to show in recent games especially away from Camp Nou. Messi can carry this team only so far. An interest piece of action caught my eye. Watch 38 minutes gone a hand ball by Dembele almost handed Levante a penalty or at least a free kick on the edge of the box. This handball ticks all the right boxes for a penalty, arms in unnatural position ,outstretched denying a cross that might have resulted in a goal, the only issue left was for the ref to decide whether it was in the box or not.
Credit should go where its due and its going to credit Levante coach Paco Lopez’s account. Outplayed in the first half, they resorted to what they can do best ,pumping crosses into the Barca box and were rewarded with the Melero goal on 57. Nogales’s first time half volley gave parity two minutes later. The home side never gave up despite conceding a soft goal by Dembele on 64.Sergio Leon made sure Levante got their just deserts 7 minutes from time, his left footer beating Ter Stegen on his near post from a square ball from the left. Barca now second a point behind Atletico De Madrid and a point ahead of Real Madrid who are third , having played a game more.