Barcelona 0 - 0 Levante: Barca Struggling To Break Levante Down

It’s business as usual as far as possession is concerned, with Barcelona having enjoyed 77% of possession after 15 minutes of play at the Camp Nou. As yet, Barcas makeshift defence is yet to be truly tested, although a dreadful clearance from Victor Valdes almost let in Rafa Jordá, but the Levante striker was flagged offside. Levante coach Luis Garcia Plaza will be hoping his side test Sergio Busquets and Eric Abidal a little more as the match wears on.

Barcelona, missing their spearhead Lionel Messi in attack, are probing with intent but have yet to create a clearcut opportunity. Their best chance so far came from an Andres Iniesta curling effort from just outside the area that Levante goalkeeper Manolo Reina did well to tip over. David Villa has also had a couple of half-chances, flashing a shot wide and curling a free-kick just over. Levante are struggling to see much of the ball, but they look more than capable of creating danger when they do string three of four passes together.

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