Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(39) 23 Goals 77 (112)
(27) 12 Assists 60 (92)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 7.2 (7)
31.8 Average Age 29.3
181 Average Height (cm) 176.2
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 1.2 (0.9)
(46%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 45% (48%)
(0.5) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.9 (1)
(1.9) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Theofanis Gekas Out 6.1
Dariusz Dudka Out 6.78
Pedro López Out 6.75
Player Reason Status Rating
Alexis Sánchez Out 7.03
Eric Abidal Out 6.47
Marc Muniesa Out N/A
Isaac Cuenca Out N/A
Marc Bartra Out 6.7

Team News

  • Levante 's fantastic campaign continued with away wins at Deportivo la Coruna and Helsingborg over the past week which saw them move back into the top four and qualify for the last-32 of the Europa League.
  • Juan Ignacio Martinez made eight changes though to the side that started in Sweden so the majority of those who started last weekend will return.
  • However, Pedro Lopez is suspended so Christian Lell will continue at right-back.
  • Similarly, Barcelona had a fine week as they made it 11 wins out of 12 to start the domestic season and also sealed their place in the last-16 of the Champions League.
  • Tito Vilanova is likely to recall Carles Puyol and David Villa after rotating them for the 3-0 win in Moscow on Tuesday, whilst Adriano and Thiago could be included in the squad after they returned to training this week.

Prediction

  • Levante's unbeaten record at home this season was burst by Real Madrid in their last outing at the Ciutat de Valencia, but the champions had to rely on a late winner to get all three points and Barca can expect to struggle as well against a well-organised side that is never easy to beat.
  • The return of Gerard Pique and Puyol to the Barca defence does, however, make them an awful lot stronger at the back and it is hard to see the Levante backline resisting an attack that is scoring an average of 3.25 goals a game in the league.
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Comments (11)

 
  • dat Iniesta...

  • Iniesta was like daym! He totally rocked.

  • Iniesta was simply brilliant!!!!

  • maybe a draw today 1-1, will be a very difficult match for Barcelona Ate se calhar perderao este jogo, ainda mais teem a pressao de o Real ter perdido...

  • real lost because they had a tough game over the weekend. barca are coming bac from moscow on wednesday and levante are coming back from sweden on thursday. it will be a tough game but i think barca will win 3-1 or 2-0

  • David Villa is out with an injury, and will not be joining the team against Levante.

  • Barcelona will not win.

  • Time to hit the cruise control Barca.... a win today, Leo with 2 goals !!

  • Messi again!! 0-3

  • 5 - 0 messi hattrick

  • 5 :1 for barca messi will make a hattrick.

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