Tension in Camp Nou As Barcelona’s La Liga Title Fight Likely Over After Slip-Up Against Levante

Tension in Camp Nou As Barcelona’s La Liga Title Fight Likely Over After Slip-Up Against Levante

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- Levante vs Barcelona saw the Catalan giants slip-up following the 3-3 draw away from home

- Ronald Koeman’s side surrendered their lead twice in the encounter and paid dearly for it

- This season’s La Liga title race might be over for Barcelona with just two more games to go

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Barcelona twice surrendered their lead in their 3-3 draw with Levante on Tuesday night, May 11, and now they are in danger of missing out on this season’s title.

Lionel Messi and Pedri had given the Catalan giants a two-goal lead in the first half but the hosts drew themselves level courtesy stunning strikes by Melero and Jose Luis Morales who both struck before the hour mark.

And not long again, Barcelona restored their lead through Ousmane Dembele, but they failed to protect it letting Sergio Leon seal a draw for Levante with a goal in the 83rd minute.

Consequently, Barcelona are now one point behind league leaders Atletico Madrid and one point above Real Madrid - both of whom have a game in hand.

Sergio Busquets has reacted to the draw expressing fears that the title race might be over for Ronald Koeman’s side. Busquets said to Movistar via GOAL:

"The league is practically sentenced against us.
"There are few options left, it will depend on what our rivals do, but there are very few points left.
"It was our fault. In recent games we have dropped a lot of points to be able to fight for La Liga.
"We leave with bad feelings because we had a difficult time. We wanted to put pressure on but it was not to be.
"We started the game well. We got an advantage, but it has been what has happened for a large part of the season, with some mistakes, they scored easy goals."

Atletico Madrid take on Real Sociedad on Wednesday night, May 12, and victory for Diego Simeone’s side will take them one step closer to the title.

Tension in Camp Nou As Barcelona’s La Liga Title Fight Likely Over After Slip-Up Against Levante
Levante vs Barcelona ended 3-3. Photo: Pressinphoto
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Real will then have the chance to overtake Barcelona when they visit Granada on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that several players will have their respective contracts end in the coming summer and top European clubs are rallying round for their signatures.

Only a few clubs can afford to break the bank to sign prospective players due to the effect of coronavirus on their finance.

Lionel Messi is top on the list as his almost 20-year career at Barcelona is about to come to an end. But with the way things are going, the Argentine might decide to remain at Camp Nou

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.