Levante Stun Barcelona To End Catalan Giants Unbeaten La Liga Run

Lowly Levante produced one of the best performances in the history of the club earlier on Sunday night after they stunned Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona 5-4 at home in what was their Matchday 37 clash.

Ghanaian striker Emmanuel Boateng scored twice to hand Levante a 2-0 lead as at the half hour mark only Philippe Coutinho to pull one back for a Messi-less Barcelona side just before halftime.

The hosts thereafter punished a lacklustre Barcelona three times at the start of the second half through a brace from Enis Bardhi either side of the impressive Boateng’s hattrick goal as the champions go 5-1 down.

Barcelona, however, fought their way back into the game with two goals from Coutinho to complete his hattrick before Suarez pulled the scoreline back to 5-4 from the penalty spot in the last 20 minutes to setup a grandstand finish but Levante held on surprisingly thus handing the league leaders a shocking first defeat of the season.

In the other game played on Sunday, Barcelona’s catalan rivals Espanyol thrashed bottom club Malaga 4-1 in their final home league game of the season.

Matchday 37 Results (Sunday)

Espanyol 4-1 Malaga

Levante 5-4 Barcelona

Standings (Top 4):

1. Barcelona 90

2. Atletico Madrid 78

3. Real Madrid 75

4. Valencia 70