A brace from Ousmane Dembele and a scientific Lionel Messi strike handed Barcelona a 3-Zero win over Levante, securing their place within the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Levante got here into the match with a one-goal benefit from the primary leg, however could not discover it in themselves to maintain tempo with the Blaugrana at Camp Nou.
Listed here are three issues we discovered from Barcelona’s win over Levante.
3. Levante out of their Depth
Levante had carried out fantastically within the first leg of their last-16 affair with Barcelona and completely deserved to bag all three factors at dwelling. Nevertheless, in Barcelona, they lacked the calmness and finesse to bother their lofty rivals.
In a one-sided contest, Granotas’ finest probability of the match fell to first leg hero, Emmanuel Boateng. He did nicely to get his shot away, however sadly, failed to bother the keeper.
2. A Good Barcelona First Half
Having suffered a defeat within the first leg, Barcelona wanted to carry their ‘A’ recreation to show the tie round. They wanted a few minutes to take off, however what adopted was really one other Barcelona masterclass.
Led by Lionel Messi, the hosts began bombarding the Levante back-line and eventually broke them down within the 30th minute when the Argentinian set Ousmane Dembele up for the primary objective of the sport. Few seconds later, the entrance two mixed as soon as once more and Dembele discovered himself on the scoresheet, nearly taking the tie out of Levante’s attain.
1. Dembele’s Impression
The Frenchman has been a little bit of an enigma since shifting from Borussia Dortmund. His debut season was riddled with accidents, whereas this marketing campaign he is confronted some disciplinary actions. Nevertheless, on the pitch, Dembele has been in scorching kind over the past couple of months.
Final night time, the younger winger emerged as Barcelona’s standout performer, netting two targets inside a minute. He additionally dropped deep, helped his crew keep possession, and as soon as once more confirmed why Barcelona need not carry Neymar again from Paris Saint-Germain, simply but.