Levante vs Barcelona: Granota come from behind to beat La Blaugrana 3-1

Levante vs Barcelona: Granota come from behind to beat La Blaugrana 3-1

- Levante vs Barcelona ended 3-1 in favour of the Granota after scoring three second half goals

- Jose Campana, Borja Mayoral and Nemanja Radoja canceled out Lionel Messi's first half penalty

- Barcelona lost their third game in La Liga but remain on top of the league standings

Levante vs Barcelona produced a surprise result as the Madrid-based side recorded 3-1 victory over current league leaders.

Jose Campana, Borja Mayoral and Nemanja Radoja all scored in the second half to cancel out Lionel Messi's first half penalty to earn a deserved win over the champions.

Barcelona shot themselves into the lead after Nelson Semendo was brought down in the box by Jorge Miramon as Messi sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to make it 1-0 to the visitors in the 38th minute.

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Levante had a better second half and were rewarded for their persistence after Gerard Pique's poor clearance found its way to Campana who made his opportunity count to make it 1-1 a minute after the hour mark.

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Two minutes later Levante found themselves in front for the first time in the match as former Real Madrid striker Mayoral was given time and space to shoot as he put his team ahead by 2-1.

Radoja made it 3-1 in the 68th minute after his shot was deflected into the net by a Barcelona defender.

Messi thought he had pulled one back but his goal was ruled out after his one-two with Griezmann caught the Frenchman in an offside position.

Ernesto Valverde's side suffered their third defeat of the season but remain on top of the La Liga standings until the outcome of Real Madrid and Real Betis game.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi has been tagged the 'greatest of all time' (GOAT) and a die-hard fan of the Argentine has revealed his achievements Cristiano Ronaldo will never meet.

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