Pictures: Messi gives Barcelona a tough win over Levante

Barcelona’s star and captain, Lionel Messi, restored his team to the road to victories by winning 1-0 during the confrontation with Levante, Sunday evening, in the framework of the 13th round of La Liga.

Lionel Messi scored the match’s only goal in the 76th minute.

With this victory, Barcelona raises its tally to 17 points in eighth place in the La Liga table, while Levante’s balance freezes at 11 points in eighteenth place.

The first threat in the match came in the 2nd minute when Barcelona’s right-back Dost crossed Coutinho on the edge of the penalty area, and the Brazilian hit a strong ball, but it went over the goalkeeper Fernandez’s goal.

Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen starred in a one-off tackle in the 12th minute, from Sebastian, the Levante player, who fired the ball.

Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez saved a powerful shot on the edge of the penalty area from Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite in the 16th minute.

Levante striker Danny Gomez almost scored the goal for his team, as he received a ball at the right end of the Barcelona penalty area and shot a powerful ball over Ter Stegen’s goal in the 18th minute.

Lenglet missed Barcelona’s most dangerous opportunity to advance, as Messi sent across in the rear that Griezmann hit the header, and goalkeeper Fernandez blocked it to bounce in front of Lenglet. The goal was empty, but he shot strongly above the goal in the 21st minute.

Alba sent a missile shot at the bird at the region’s borders in the 37th minute, taking advantage of the ball’s rebound from Levante’s defense, but goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez shone in the response.

Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez continued to shine, blocking a powerful shot by Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann in the 40th minute.

And continued some attempts by Barcelona players to advance, but without any effect on Levante’s net, to end the first half with a goalless draw.

With the start of the second half, Barcelona continued to press for scoring, as the ball reached Messi in the penalty area and hit a strong ball. Still, it collided with the player Malta before the goalkeeper Fernandez caught it easily in the 50th minute.

With Barcelona unable to break through the Levante defense, the players resorted to shooting outside the area via Griezmann, Messi, and Coutinho.

And from an indirect free kick by Messi inside the area, it reached Lenglet, who headed it, but the highest goal was Levante in the 66th minute.

Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez confronted a surprise shot from Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s captain, inside the area, and turned it into a corner in the 71st minute.

Messi scored Barcelona’s first goal in the 76th minute when he received a pass deep into the penalty area from Frenkie de Jong and hit the left of goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez, where the ball hit the post before it landed in the net.

Barcelona’s attempts to advance and pressure to double the score, in front of Levante’s weak attempts to adjust, ended the match with the victory of the Blaugrana and scored 3 precious points in his career.

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