Spanish La Liga Wrap: Barcelona Extend Lead With Levante Win As Rivals Madrid Lose Further Grounds With Vigo Draw

League leaders Barcelona have extended their lead at the top of the Spanish La Liga to nine points after a straightforward 3-0 win over struggling Levante at the Nou Camp.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were on target to give Barcelona a 2-0 halftime lead before Brazilian international Paulinho wrapped up the emphatic victory with a third goal.

Rivals Real Madrid lost further grounds in the title race after a late Maxi Gomez equaliser for Celta Vigo secured a 2-2 draw for the home side.

Danish international Daniel Wass gave the hosts a 32nd minute opener before quickfire goals from Bale in two first half minutes gave the champions a 2-1 lead at halftime.

Iago Aspas missed a wonderful chance to level scores for his side from the penalty spot before Gomez’s late intervention secured a point for Celta Vigo.

Week 19 Results

Leganes 1-0 Real Sociedad

Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Alaves

Villareal 1-1 Deportivo

Barcelona 3-0 Levante

Celta Vigo 2-2 Real Madrid

Standings (Top 4 via Points)

1. Barcelona 48

2. Atletico Madrid 39

3. Valencia 37

4. Real Madrid 32