Barcelona vs Levante Match Info
Date: Thursday January 17 2019
Kick-off time: 8.30pm GMT
Venue: Camp Nou
Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez
Barcelona vs Levante Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
January 10 2019 (Copa del Rey): Levante 2-1 Barcelona
December 16 2018: Levante 0-5 Barcelona
May 13 2018: Levante 5-4 Barcelona
January 7 2018: Barcelona 3-0 Levante
Barcelona vs Levante Stats
- These clubs previously met in the Copa del Rey in 2013-14 and Barcelona won 9-2 on aggregate
- That was the most recent season that Barcelona failed to win the Copa del Rey – they lost the final against Real Madrid
- Luis Suarez has scored on all five of his appearances for Barcelona against Levante
Barcelona vs Levante Match Preview
Levante’s recent record at Camp Nou offers little encouragement that they can convert their shock 2-1 lead in this tie into a place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
The Frogs, as they are nicknamed, were more like princes last week when they led by two goals through Erick Cabaco and Borja Mayoral after just 18 minutes and then more than held their own, conceding only a Philippe Coutinho penalty towards the end.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde will surely name a much stronger line-up this time, however, bringing back his big guns after leaving the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez out of the squad completely for the first game.
That has to be the most obvious way of turning around the tie and keeping the Spanish champions on course for a clean sweep of trophies such as they achieved four seasons ago, while also making it five consecutive Copa del Rey triumphs – which would be a new record.
On their last five visits to this ground, Levante have never lost by less than a three-goal margin.
They have now beaten Barcelona at home the last twice, but it’s a vastly different story at Camp Nou and we fully expect the Catalan giants to show their quality and win emphatically to stay on course for another monumental campaign.
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