In a five-goal thriller, Barcelona emerges victorious

FC Barcelona won their seventh consecutive LaLiga game on Sunday, coming from behind to overcome Levante UD 3-2.

After scoring the game-winning goal against Sevilla last week, the Catalans rested Pedri Gonzalez in favor of Dani Alves, Frenkie De Jong, and Ousmane Dembele, among others.

Barca had a rough period early in the game, and it took a goal-line clearing from Eric Gracia and a one-handed palm from Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to save Jose Morales’ solitary effort.

With nothing between the two throughout the opening term, the Blaugrana got off to a flying start as a thunderous header from Ferran Torres forced a fine save from the other number.

Then, seven minutes after the interval, Levante took the lead thanks to a superb finish from the spot by Morales (52) after Francisco Gomez fell victim to Alves’ tackle in the area.

A few minutes later, Levante was awarded another penalty kick when Garcia blocked a shot towards goal with his arm, but Ter Stegen denied Roger Marti to keep the draw alive.

As a result, in the 60th minute, a flying ball into the area from Dembele met a rising Aubameyang to nod home, with Pedri and Gavi instilled.

After two minutes, the replacements combined to give Barcelona the lead when Gavi’s low ball outside of the area was met by Pedri, who took hold and found the bottom corner.

As the game approached full-time, Levante received another penalty for a foul on Gomez, and Gonzalo Melero stepped up and converted this time.

Nonetheless, the Catalans had the ultimate say when Luuk de Jong attacked a cross from Jordi Alba and headed in off the near post (90+2) to give the visitors a seventh consecutive league victory.

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