Barcelona vs Levante: Ansu Fati scores twice to help Barca beat Granotas 2-1

Barcelona vs Levante: Ansu Fati scores twice to help Barca beat Granotas 2-1

- Barcelona vs Levante La Liga clash ended in favour of the La Liga

- Two quick goals from teenage sensation Ansu Fati powered Quique Setien's side to victory

- The Catalans remain second on the log with three points difference at the end of the meeting.

Barcelona narrowly beat visitors Levante 2-1 in Sunday's Spanish league encounter at the Camp Nou.

The victory helped the Catalans reduced Real Madrid's gap on the table to three points after 22 round of fixtures.

Ansu Fati scored the two goals that powered the Blaugrana to victory while Ruben Rochina's strike ended up a mere consolation as it failed to rescue them from defeat.

Teenage sensation Ansu Fati fired the hosts in front with a superb finish on the half-hour mark after connecting with Lionel Messi's precise pass.

The 17-year-old outran Levante's left-back before picking up that pass from his captain and sent it straight into the back of the net through Aitor Fernandez's legs.

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Barely two minutes later, the same combination that produced the first goal manufactured the second goal.

Messi held off about three opposition players in the box 18 to create space for his teammates and later found Fati on the left side of the danger zone.

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The 32-year-old released the ball once again to the teenager who pushed the ball forward before launching another unstoppable shot to complete his brace in the clash.

Despite doing two goals down just before 35 minutes, the visitors continued to attack the home team with the aim of at least reducing the deficit before half time.

However, it was Barca who almost made it three goals up with Nelson Semedo unleashing a thunderous shot but his effort was denied by the woodworks.

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On return to the pitch for the second half of the match, the visitors intensified their efforts in search of their first on the night.

Gonzalo Melero fired a close-range shot at Marc-Andre Ter Stegen but the German goalkeeper was in the right place to stop the ball from crossing the line.

Moments later, Messi tried putting his name on the scores sheet but he was once again denied two minutes before the hour mark.

After minutes of action without seeing a goal in the second half, Ruben Rochina finally reduced the away team's deficit in the extra minutes.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Paris Saint-German forward Angel di Maria is one of the few players to have played with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in their illustrious career.

Both superstars have dominated world football, awards, records and achievements over the last ten years owing to their impressive performances.

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Although the 32-year-old clinch his sixth Ballon d'Or award last year - one more than his arch-rival despite not winning the Champions League.

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