Barça increased the ball circulation against Levante, who left more space in the middle than other teams  Setién has faced so far. Messi appeared between lines to connect with the two open wingers, Griezmann and Ansu Fati, who looked for diagonals to drive to the opponent goal thanks to the amazing vision by Messi.

Levante never fell back and their approach was to steal the ball in the middle to open to the sides and get crosses to the players arriving from behind. That is the way they got their clearest chance in the first half, but Campaña was unable to finish.

Messi seemed to look to Ansu Fati all the time  as well as he aimed to create space for him to shoot inside the box. Barcelona´s number 10 had up to three shots in the first half, but he did not end up scoring.

Barça directed their game mostly to the right side where Semedo did a great job on making crosses. He also did a good play where he was close to score thanks to a good dribble to the defense, but he hit the ball to the crossbar.

Ansu Fati scored two goals in one minute, both assisted by two outstanding passes by Messi, who served him the goals by getting over Levante´s defense.

Levante did not make the most out of their momentum in the second half. They had up to five clear chances to get themselves into the match, but they missed all of them. Campaña did not finish a shot from Morales that Barca´s goalie Ter Stegen deflected to his feet. Rochina and substitution Hernani also created danger, but they wasted all their opportunities.

Levante had a great second half, where they spent most of the time in the other half of the field against a Barça that, as usual, did not transmit any security on defense. The visiting team did not score until a shot outside the box by Rochina in the last minute, but it was not enough to dispute Barca´s win.

Poor second half by Barca against a good Levante that did not get any point due to their lack of success at finishing.


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