Previous Encounters

Luis Enrique’s Barça won 15 of their 16 games against Valencian teams.

Barcelona scored 102 goals in direct confrontations against Levante, the 100th goal was scored by Neymar.

Barcelona played 10 away league games against Levante: five wins, four draws, one loss. Scored 25 goals and conceded 15.

Barcelona has never failed to score against Levante in La Liga while Levante failed to score seven times.

Barcelona won all their last five games against Levante by at least three goals margin.

Barcelona scored at least four goals in each of their last five games against Levante.

In 2012, Barcelona played 60 minutes at Ciudad de Valencia against Levante with 11 La Masia graduates in a historical moment for the club.

Barcelona scored at least four goals in six out of the seven last games against Levante.

Barcelona’s biggest win against Levante in La Liga is 7-0, recorded in the 2013/2014 season.

Levante won only one La Liga game against Barcelona: 5-1 in 1964/1965.

Barcelona faced Levante in the 23rd Liga round two times before, Barcelona won in both.

Players

The players to score a hattrick for Barcelona against Levante: Messi, Tello, Eto’o, Henry, Cayetano Ré, Pereda, Sagi.

Messi played 14 games against Levante, winning 12 and losing two.

Messi scored 15 goals against Levante, including a hattrick last season, with 12 assists and no yellow cards.

Messi’s only hattrick of assists with Barcelona came against Levante (2013/2014 Spanish Cup).

Messi’s 300th La Liga game was against Levante, he scored a hattrick.

Levante are one of three teams against which Messi scored 10+ goals and assisted 10+ (Real Madrid, Valencia).

Neymar scored in each of the three games he played against Levante.

Excluding penalties, Claudio Bravo conceded only one goal in his last six games against Levante.

Levante is the Spanish team that Bravo faced the most in his career: 15 games.

Bravo kept a clean sheet in his last four games against Levante.

Messi missed a penalty in two of his last three games against Levante.

Levante are the team against which Sandro Ramírez got his first start for Barcelona.

Managers

Levante’s current manager Rubi was part of Tata Martino’s staff at Barcelona during the 2013/2014. He will face Barcelona for the first time as manager.

Luis Enrique as manager faced Levante five times (two with Celta Vigo and three with Barcelona): four wins, one loss.

Referee

Perez Montero will be the referee of the game. This is his fifth season in La Liga.

Perez Montero officiated a Barça game nine times: seven Barça wins, one draw and one loss.

Perez Montero officiated a Levante game 14 times: five wins, three draws, six losses.

Perez Montero was the referee of Levante-Barça in La Liga 2012/2013, the game in which Barcelona played 60 minutes with 11 La Masia graduates.

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