Lionel Messi after finishing fifth in the gold ball election has raised his level remarkably, the last 2 dates of the league he has given a recital, against Espanyol gave a class of how to collect direct fouls and scored in duplicate, now against Levante he makes his hat trick number 49.
The Barcelona clearly exceeded a Levante who failed to take advantage of the shortcomings of the Catalans. The Valverde experiment of 3 centers did not go very well, only Messi solved a match that could have been much worse for Barcelona. First, it was Luis Suarez who spliced a measured center of Messi that dragged in his career the central ones leaving only the Uruguayan. And then it was Leo himself who beat Oier low after a great pass into the gap of Busquets. 0-2 at halftime and match resolved after a first part in which Levante was better.
In the second part, with a Levante already discouraged but did not stop looking for its goal, Messi followed in his own and scored two more goals at 47 and 60. Already with one hour of game Levante was 4 goals below showing even a better soccer
The last minutes were played with one less by the Levante after seeing Cabaco the red one after a foul on Dembélé. With one less, Luis Suárez, Coutinho and Denis Suárez could score the fifth before Piqué did it in a play in which the Granota defense had already lowered its arms. Mayoral and Prcic could do the Granota honor goal, but Ter Stegen avoided it.
The little hand of Barcelona ensures it being the leader of the league Santander at the end of the year, although the alarms are still lit because Barcelona plays badly and Valverde’s experiments did not work, they only have an extraterrestrial that solves the complicated matches.